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my cousin managed to get 2 graphics cards from a friend who wanted to get rid of them(had to many hanging around) and my cousin is going to put one in his pc but doesn't know which one is better(he knows he can't put two different ones in) and I was looking for some sure advice before I tell him which one.
The two cards are a sapphire(or ati) 4850 and the other one is a N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G.
From what I've seen on newegg with steam processes I thought the sapphire is better but I'm not 100 percent sure.
Thank you for your time.
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Originally Posted by HeartofShadows View Post

my cousin managed to get 2 graphics cards from a friend who wanted to get rid of them(had to many hanging around) and my cousin is going to put one in his pc but doesn't know which one is better(he knows he can't put two different ones in) and I was looking for some sure advice before I tell him which one.
The two cards are a sapphire(or ati) 4850 and the other one is a N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G.
From what I've seen on newegg with steam processes I thought the sapphire is better but I'm not 100 percent sure.
Thank you for your time.

http://www.hwcompare.com/2128/geforce-gts-250-1gb-vs-radeon-hd-4850-1gb/

I would go with the GTS 250 1gb since it shows its way faster. good luck i hope this was helpful smile.gif
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they go back and forth, but the 1gb of video memory might help for some games.
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nice website boyd but I believe you got the wrong card.

This is the sapphire I was talking about..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770
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To go one giant step further I would post this link.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-radeon,2274.html

It's amazing how similar those two cards are.... so similar that Tomshardware made an entire article comparing the two cards. When overclocked to the max the 4850 does a bit better, but I know they also tend to run hot so that may limit your overclock.

Edit: The vram is not going to show a massive difference in performance unless you are running really high resolution textures or something.(high AA eats vram as well)
Edited by Subcutaneous - 4/18/12 at 10:23pm
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nice website boyd but I believe you got the wrong card.
This is the sapphire I was talking about..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

yes, and here is a reply to that and yes i do change my answer from the GTS 250 to the 4850 smile.gif good luck
http://www.hwcompare.com/2126/geforce-gts-250-1gb-vs-radeon-hd-4850-512mb/
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Those cards are a virtual tie, but if the 4850 only has 512mb of vram then pick the gts250.
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Subcutaneous:wow both cards really are similar.

So far it seems he might as well go with the GTS as it can handle higher resolution and the fps aren't that much more.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Depends at what rez and settings he is going to play at really. If that 4850 can OC well then Its the better card to use. Not only does the 4850 handle AA better but it will scale well with a good OC. As long as lack of memory isnt bottlenecking your frames, the 4850 should be a better overall card. A gts250 is nothing more then a overclocked 9800gtx+ with a OC and 1gb of ram.
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Depends at what rez and settings he is going to play at really. If that 4850 can OC well then Its the better card to use. Not only does the 4850 handle AA better but it will scale well with a good OC. As long as lack of memory isnt bottlenecking your frames, the 4850 should be a better overall card. A gts250 is nothing more then a overclocked 9800gtx+ with a OC and 1gb of ram.

Yeah a bit of an error on my part that I looked up.

The card is a 4830 not a 4850(he called me and told me he got the name wrong).
from using the site it seems the gts 250 is better though this could be different.
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