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HD4850X2 or GTS 250 ???

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Hello all. I have a Gainward GTS 250 2Gb (189 Euros) card and i wonder that it's a good deal to swap it with a Sapphire HD4850X2 2Gb (279 Euros) card ?! The price difference is at 90 Euros in shops and i can get it for only 60 Euros ! Need some suggestions ! Thanks
 
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I don't think it's worth it. If you want something to bench/play with then go for it but gaming wise you aren't gonna notice much.
 
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Or just wait for HD4890 2Gb to come out and buy that card ?!
 
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Oh I read wrong, I thought it was GTX 260, in that case then yes a 4890 2gb/4850x2 would be awesome! I would wait for a 2gb 4890 if you want but 1gb is more than enough.
 

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4850x2 blows the gts250 out of the water.
 
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One 4850 = GTS 250 = 9800GTX+
Two 4850 = much much powerful graphic card than GTS 250
 
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What about the new HD4890 2Gb ?
 

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the 250 is the 9800GTX
 
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the 250 is the 9800GTX
I know that... but i would like to change my card with an 4850X2 or 4890 2Gb, and i just asking around for some opinions. In Romania the 2Gb version of the HD4890 isn't in the shops yet... :banghead:
 

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It would blow it out of the water.

It would be well worth the upgrade.
 

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Why are we even having this discussion?

4850X2 = 2x G92.

Now just discuss the price/performance difference relating to currency in your country.
 
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So... the Sapphire HD4850X2 is the replacement card for my 2 weeks old GTS 250 :)
 

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So... the Sapphire HD4850X2 is the replacement card for my 2 weeks old GTS 250 :)
well it depends on what the comp is for. If new high end games are important and you are using a newer PCI X 2.0 board than the 4850 X2 is better.
(but the 250 is a pretty good card for 1680 X 1050)
 
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well it depends on what the comp is for. If new high end games are important and you are using a newer PCI X 2.0 board than the 4850 X2 is better.
(but the 250 is a pretty good card for 1680 X 1050)
The PC is for games and pretty soon i will purchase a 24" or 27" lcd monitor and there i will have 1920x1200 rezolution. So this is the main motive why i would like to change my actual videocard... I not sure and i wonder if the new HD4890 is not a better option for me right now?!
 

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I would pick the 4890 if those were your 2 options. (4850 X2 or 4890)

I think on the bigger res the 250 would need to be in SLI.

(I havent heard anyone say the 2gig cards are any better than the 1 gig ones)
 
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get the 4850x2, it will game for a long time and when you can get a 4890 2gb, better. just check your psu and the friggin drivers of the 4850x2
 
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So the Sapphire HD4850X2 2Gb version cost 279 euro, but after doing some research i finded a Palit HD4870X2 Revolution 700 Deluxe 2GB for only 325 Euro... Now i have only money for the 4850X2 but if i wait another week i will have the money for the R700. It's a tuff decision but i think it's worth it... NO ?!
 
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4870X2 would be a much better choice, not only is it Palit but you 800mhz clock speeds vs 650 and 1800mhz GDDR vs 3800mhz GDDR.
 
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So the Sapphire HD4850X2 2Gb version cost 279 euro, but after doing some research i finded a Palit HD4870X2 Revolution 700 Deluxe 2GB for only 325 Euro... Now i have only money for the 4850X2 but if i wait another week i will have the money for the R700. It's a tuff decision but i think it's worth it... NO ?!
wait and get the palit. as is a 4870x2, is a official card released by many manufacturers and thus have good driver support, just check your psu
 
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I think my PSU will/should handle the card... it's a Corsair TX750 750W. Or it's already the time to upgrade my PSU to ?!
 

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lol, thats a very good PS, no need to upgrade yet.
 
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So i make up my mind and the card for me is the Palit Revolution 700. Tuesday morning i will have it in my PC... Hooray