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Which Graphic card should i Buy?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by sxulocktor, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. sxulocktor New Member

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    hello!!

    well that's my PC:

    Asus Rampage Formula X48
    E8400 @ 3.8ghz 24/7 1.23Vcore
    2x1gb supertalent @ 1000mhz
    320gb western digital
    Istar USA PSU 750W tcPD1
    8800gt 512mb


    Well, i want to buy a new graphic card for my computer. my res is 1680x1050.

    I live in argentina, so, the prices are alot Expensiver than in the united states.


    i can buy at the same price an PNY 9800GX2 Overclocked at 675Mhz /memory clock at 2100Mhz, or a Sapphire 4850 Crossfire.

    obviously im going to put 2 gb more to my computer.



    Which performs better? are at about the same price.

    Help!
     
  2. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    4850 or 4870 i would suggest.
     
  3. DonInKansas

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    Isn't that a Crossfire board? The 48-- would be the choice then for future upgradability.
     
  4. sxulocktor New Member

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    no, i only can get the 2 graphic cards metiond above.


    ONLY THAT:


    i can buy at the same price an PNY 9800GX2 Overclocked at 675Mhz /memory clock at 2100Mhz, or a Sapphire 4850 Crossfire.
     
  5. zithe

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    9800gx2. It's the better of the two in most situations.
     
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    Going from an 8800GT to an HD4850 IMO is not much of an upgrade to warrant the price * . You would probably want to look into an HD4870.

    EDIT .... And a 9800GX2 would be like running 2 GT's in SLi. Hmmmm ....
     
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    i would go for the duel 4850. i love my 4850 it kicks a$$ :toast:
     
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    I think you should get 2 4850's in Xfire!
     
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    no, its not 1 4850, its a CF (crossfire) of 4850s, or the 9800gx2 OC version.


    which is better?
     
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    Ahhhh!!!! 2 4850's definitely!!!!!
     
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    Definatly the two 4850's.
     
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    why??? it performs better, or for another reason?? because in the benchmarks i saw, both performed very similar... Has the performance of the 4850 crossfire chnged whith the last drivers??
     
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    Newer technology, also 90/100 times ATi's drivers mature a card and they get better with age.
     
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    You have an Ati board..go Ati you can't go wrong.
     
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    Oh I thought you meant a single 4850. Go crossfire then! :D
     
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    cf 4850s > 9800GX2
     
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    NO, its not a 9800GTX!!!, its a 9800GX2
     
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    buy my 3870x2 and I'll ship it to you :)
     
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    i meant gx2
     
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    i have searched in more shops and the best prices i can get (and buy) are these:

    Sapphire 4850 Normal cooler: ~240 U$D (each one, in these case i will be 2, so 480 U$D the Crossfire)

    Sapphire 4850 TOXIC ~260 U$D (so the CrossFire about 500 U$D)

    9800GX2 PNY overclocked edition: ~ 380 / 400 U$D

    sapphire / His 4870 ~ 380 U$S (in this case it will be only 1 card, but in the future, when the prices Fall, i can buy another one)



    Which of this one is the best option to buy? I want to play most of the games with the highest filters AA and AF)


    PD: in case that you choose the 4870 and the 4870 extra in the future, Will be my PSU enough for the 4870 CF?? its an ISTAR 750W (from Channel Well technology, its the same engine that the Toughpowers and the Corsair 750W). It only have 2 PCI-e 6 pin plugs


    THX!
     
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    That's really high for a 4850. What country are you in?
     
  22. sxulocktor New Member

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    argentina :(
     
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    see my post above :) My 3870X2 performs as well as the 4870, and in many cases better, I could sell it for $200+ actual cost of shipping to you
     
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    no, thanks, i dont like this card :)

    and, im in argentina, so, its so dangerous about warranty and shpping
     
  25. zithe

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    ....right...

    Not a bad card, though..
     

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