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Zotac GeForce 9800 GTX+ Amp! Edition

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  1. W1zzard

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    sorry if i sound like a troll to the diehard nvidia fans but the 4850 is honestly, the smarter choice... is nvidia playing the "all effort into R&D" card like AMD is?
     
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    I'm going to have to agree with you there. Especially since I'm seeing 4850s going for $144 (with rebate + discount codes) on Newegg.
     
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    I didn't see AMD wiping the floor with the 4850 card. Plus there is a lot of oc head room in that card on the stock cooler.


    I'm almost sure that Wiz has a stable oc with that card that he posted. So a bench room should be even higher.
     
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    IMO, you can't really go wrong with a 9800GTX, 9800GTX+, or HD4850. I wouldn't pay the price premium for the Amp! Edition. But BFG has a similar overclocked card for $199.

    There are definitely some good deals going on for the HD4850 too. One can be had for $165. The only problem is, just like the x1950Pro's, the stock cooler sucks, and allows for virtually no overclocking headroom. Even with the fan set to 75%+, temps get too hot for my tastes even at stock speeds. So when you factor in the price of a better cooler, it is back up close to the $199 mark. Though for a person that doesn't overclock, the HD4850 with stock cooler is definitely the way to go.

    Though, if I was going out to buy a graphics card in this performance segment right now, it would definitely be the 8800GTS 512MB. It has a great cooler on it, overclocks to 9800GTX speeds 9 times out of 10, and brand new they are $160. Newegg actually has one for $130 right now. You can't beat the price to performance.
     
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    Nice review. Thanks W1zz.
     
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    thats a long game test list kodo's to you.
    i like my gtx+ better than my 4850.
    both are good cards,but the one i paid more has better cooling,drivers,warrenty and step up.(evga)
     

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