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tek33

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looking at a 9800gt 512 at tiger direct i've looked at other cards 4850 and my question is is it better to get a card with more memory or a better core clock memory clock stream processors. how does that work and which numbers are a better tradeoff?
 
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Video memory depends on what games u play.
Better core clock is always better.
Memory clock is not a significant factor of gaming
More stream processers/shaders will give better performance but u will need more ROPS.
How much is the 9800gt 512 u pick?
 

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it is 120ish at tiger i like to play crysis far cry 2 etc.have nice 22inch samsung widescreen would like to crank up the resolution.
 
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The HD 4850 is a more powerful card than the 9800GT in just about every way.
 
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yeah im happy with 4850 on my 22" monitor
it runs crysis and farcry 2 on high settings very well
 

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mind my asking which model is your 4850 just curious. so many to choose from .do you get a lot of interior case heat seeing they are not slot cooled cards ?thanks
 
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Your best bet is to listen to everyones comments here and go for the 4850 instead. I thought a 9800 GT beats a 4850 in most games but I was wrong. :roll:
 
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The Palit 4870 wins hands down temperature wise... It was the coolest of the GTX 280, GTX 260, 9800GTX+ and the Palit 4850...
 
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how about the 4830 any good for crysis?
Everything but. Unless you get a magic card that plays crysis because people with HD 4850's play it fine but the game just doesn't like me at all.