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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by trickson, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I have a 8800GT and well my other one just went out on me so what I was looking to get is a new card not necessarily the same one .
    I have in the past been having problems with the Nvidia drivers as of late mostly unstable system restarting and crashing when SLI was in play , I have not seen this happen with the one card ( yet ) .
    What I have been thinking about is an ATI card ( don't know if it would be good with a Nvidia chip set though ) .
    Any way I need A card that will be as good or better than the 8800GT I have now . One card is fine since I think SLI on this mobo is wacko or at best giving me the crashing I have been seeing since I had SLI .
    What do you think of this card ?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8894057&type=product&id=1212192380309
    Or this card ?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8968094&type=product&id=1218006355798

    Please help me .. :rockout: :respect:
     
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    The 9800GT is just a rebranded 8800GT. The 4850 will outrun it in most instances. I got a 4850 and am seeing a noticeable improvement over my old 8800GT 1GB.
     
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    Well for the 9800GT you are pretty much getting the same card, the only difference between them are is that it is 3way SLI compatable, and it has a smaller die on the GPU. And The 4850 is nice, get that one.
     
  4. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Cool so the 4850 is the one . How well will it work on the nvidia chipset ?
     
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    ..Why don't you sell the working 8800gt and get a GTX 260? Then you could SLI at a later date.
     
  6. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Because they don't have one here in town and that is why I shop at best buy for things like this . But I guess I could take a trip into ABQ . I just want some thing now . I will look and see if they can get me the 260 GTX but I hate to wait .
     
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    DonInKansas

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    Why not buy online? Save major bucks that way.......
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I don't want to wait . :D
     
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    Wish I could afford to be impatient........I can deal with a 2-3 day wait to save that kinda scratch.:roll:

    You're one of those people that Best Buy feeds off of.:laugh:
     
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    Whatever floats your boat. You'll probably end up waiting for a better card to get in stock at a local store...
     
  11. Castiel

    Castiel

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    omg dude, I would wait! You could spare a couple of days, and then just be beasting up every game in no time. I would wait and buy online to save money and get a better deal, because best buy price stuff so high!
     
  12. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    No the 2 cards I listed are in stock and if they have the 260 I will get it . :rockout:
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    It really is not all that much of a savings as I see it you pay for the convenience of getting NOW not waiting for days on end to get to your home in a box the UPS man kicks around like a soccer ball ! :nutkick:
     
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    I do see what you mean. I really wish there were newegg stores. XD!

    Ones you could take trips to.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    So to recap any one have any thing to say about the ATI vs the Nvidia card or am I set ?
     
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    Get the 4850. The 9800gt is basically an OC'd 8800gt. 4850 beats it by quite a bit. ;P
     
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    Yeah, you might until you see this

    Ok, so yer a hardcore hands on shopper...:laugh:

    But what comes of that - when you see this ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127361

    It was 189.99 a couple of days ago - you get the free Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 full version game - and it will run on yer current ps - it's a pretty good price actually - for a 260/192 oc@620 -
    and now there's no rebate hassle - and the egg has a rep for very fast delivery.

    If that doesn't crack the hands on walk out with it shopping champion - nothing will.:roll:

    Say high to the cute checkout girl.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    It is nice and all but this still has no DX 10.1 support the 4850 and 4870 do .

    Also with all the problems with the stability of Nvidia drivers don't you think I should try out some thing known for it driver stability ?
     
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    Umm some people swear by your 4850 - like you.

    :laugh: Very tricky trickson - yes that system has no brain :nutkick:

    On the 10.1, not sure what's it's doing for you though, but stability ? That's funny you mention 10.1 since it's causing ati's to crash.
    :cry: ( I've seen nvidia more stable for over a decade - it's not even close - there shouldn't ever be any hazy idea otherwise - even ati fans may have to NOT USE CCC - if they know what they're doing - they tell you everything is perfect, then you find out they won't use the included control panel from their fave card company... I'm sorry but that settles it right there. ) If someone tells me expert enthusiasts can make sure ati cards are rock stable - I'll agree.

    It seems to me you can answer your own question just slap your 4850 from your profile in your second system.
    (or maybe you're just trolling for giggles - and don't have a second system - who knows! )

    WHATEVER.

    " I already have a 4850 in my 680i board profile , now I want to do it to another - should I ? "

    Oh boy it smells like BS to me.

    Then you answer your own questions in the thread ... and respond already "figured out" on any point - LOL

    Enjoy ripping out CCC, crashing on 10.1, etc etc... is all I have left to say. :nutkick:
     
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    Oh wait

    :banghead:
    Look at your own profile, troll.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    If you would stop and look I am not trolling at all ! I started a thread that states I picked up my HD 4850 today . and I made up my mind about DX 10.1 offering and the fact that I have had nothing but major issues with SLI on this mobo and plan to get a crossfire mobo soon and another 4850 as well .
    What you need to do is stop the name calling you are way too new here to call some on a troll got it siliconslick ?
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Well today I took the HD 4850 Back it was over heatting somthing bad too . so I went ahead and purchased this card , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127361 .
    I can not believe that the 4850 was getting that hot it was so hot that I could NOT touch the HSF at all ( Well when I did It burned my finger ) . strange the fan just would not throttle up at all . Any way I think this card will be far better any way .
     
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    I went from a 3850 to a 4850 and i wasn't that impressed with performance gain but don't get me wrong the 4850 is a great card for the money , i just wished i had paid that bit extra for the 4870 or the 260 max core.
     
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    Sorry to hear you had issues with your 48xx card, many more have instability and overheating issues with their 48xx cards than the GTX2xx guys do, not to start a flame war, just stating the facts. That's why back in July I chose a GTX card against popular demand, I ended up getting a good deal and a cheap step-up to a Core216, so really I didn't lose out much compared to todays prices, yet my performance is great, the card is stable as hell, very ocable (I just run 666/1458 1200...can go quite a bit further, just don't need it), and runs pretty cool overall. DX10.1 is more gimmick than necessity at this point, not many games out there have support for it, and there was a nice explanation somewhere on the forums describing the point and lack there of of DX 10.1, also explaining how DX10 cards are capable of DX 10.1 calls, just requires longer lines of coding/command strings.

    You will be happy with your purchase! Please feel free to post questions/results in my GTX thread!

    :toast:
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Thank you once I get the card I will do that .
     

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