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Hey guys, i know it's an old debate but i need some extra info on these ones. The 4850 has a minimal driver support on windows 8 while the 8800 gtx is supposedly fully supported. Which one should i keep in the computer? There are mixed opinions regarding the performance of each of the cards and i can't really make up my mind. Have any of you had any experience with both of the cards? what would you recommend? Thank you.
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8800ultra > 8800gtx ~ 4850 > 9800gtx

I have had all of the cards listed except for the ultra. G80 was epic but power hungry. The cards are very close but when they duke it out the 8800ultra might win. 4850 is mode efficient though.
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the 4850 and the 8800 are almost exactly the same performance give or take 2-3% but AMD is no longer supporting the 4800 series so that means no Win 8 drivers ever. I'd go with the 8800 due to the fact that nVidia is still supporting the card. Plus the 8800 series is legendary.
Edited by philhalo66 - 10/3/12 at 6:57am
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nvidia!
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500$ GPU vs 200$ GPU. My HD4850 was a beast. Did a pencil mod and got it to 825MHz. I don't know which HD4850 you have but if its 1GB version I would keep that. If not then 8800.
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I have both cards but don't know which to keep for the moment. Most people seem to say 4850 would be better but since i have the 512 mb i would assume the 768 mb 8800 might fair better at hd resolutions. Can't really decide, maybe i should try both ? tongue.gif
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I have both cards but don't know which to keep for the moment. Most people seem to say 4850 would be better but since i have the 512 mb i would assume the 768 mb 8800 might fair better at hd resolutions. Can't really decide, maybe i should try both ? tongue.gif

Even if the 4850 had 1G, the memory bandwidth causes it to perform lower. That's actually the most prominent reason why the 8800 ultra and gtx will be faster than the 4850 and 9800gtx at higher res.
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