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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by blackbird307, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. blackbird307 New Member

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    I have a choice between 2 video cards.
    Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
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    EVGA 9800GT 1GB DDR3

    The HD4850 slightly equal to the 9800GT in performance in general and is $40 cheaper. Price is not an object to performance. Which can I push further based on overclocking?
     
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    Why are your choices so limited?
     
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    Wut?
    The 9800GT gets destroyed hands down by the HD 4770 dude. :p
    HD 4850 = GTS 250 and slightly better in AA.

    The 9800GT wouldn't come close unless you game at some crazy resolution, but then both cards wouldn't be enough anyways.
     
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    sure 4850 but i advice for 1G version
     
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    It still makes no sense why he only has two cards on the table. Especially when their are better products in the same general price range. A 4870 is only an extra 20 spot at this point, extra $35 gets a 4870 with 1 GB GDDR5. The GTS 250 in that area, and possible a GTX 260 considering upcoming sells.

    I really want to know where he got those two very specific choices from.
     
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    he only has a 450W psu so i'm guessing his limited to those cards,i would go for the 4850 as its the better card out of them all or the GTS250
     
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    i would go for the 4850 as well.
     
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    no matter what card u pick, your going to get the same speeds
     
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    Go for the 4850, it's about on par with the 9800GTX+ AKA GTS 250, but make sure you get one of the Sapphire ones or another one with aftermarket cooling, the reference single-slot cooler is terrible
     
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    The 4850 is better than 9800 gt.
    The 4850 is equivalent to 250gts
     
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    I'll go to an HD4850 Sapphire or Powercolor or Asus with good stock cooling ;-)
     
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    GTS 250 is just a renamed 9800 GTX, that also was a renamed 8800 GTX
    so get a Radeon HD 4850, why? no crappy renameing and miss leading of customers
    and the Radeon is cheap and has DX10.1
     
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    Oh its not that bad. Come on.
     
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    It is just as bad as the 9800GT reference cooling :laugh:
     
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    I'd get the 4850 and overclock it in CCC when you get it.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    GTS250 or 4850. Same performance just pick whichever is cheaper. If you can't get a GTS250 get the 4850.
     

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