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ive been out of the graphics cards scene for a while and my god does it move fast..too fast for me that i just cannot keep up with it, with new cards comming out all the friging time i want to shoot ati and nvidia. Now ive been doing a bit of research and best bang for buck cards from both manufactures (for my budget £70-£85) seem to be the 8800GS 384mb or the HD
3850pro 256mb...now i will be getting a new monitor and be playing with a max resolution of probably 1400x900 or 1680x1050, now obviously i do want to get the best performing card out of these 2. Now i couldnt care less about 3d mark scores, what i want is better performance ingame..now if some games dont run well at these higher resolution i will run at 1280 x 960 and do want to run atleast 4x AA..or even 2 if i am forced to. Which card would you guys pick out of the 8800gs or hd3850pro.

Powercolor hd3850pro £76
XFX alphadog 8800gs £76...what should i get.
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http://en.expreview.com/2008/01/21/r...768mb/?page=22

Compares those exact two cards.

I suppose it comes down to price, and what games I'm liable to want to play on this list.

BTW, google ... is your friend.
    
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^^Thank you very much man..i actually read this review before but didnt see the part where they compare it to the hd3850..i used google but soo many reviews come up it just does my head in..thanks for that and it looks like im going for the 8800GS..+1
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
^^Thank you very much man..i actually read this review before but didnt see the part where they compare it to the hd3850..i used google but soo many reviews come up it just does my head in..thanks for that and it looks like im going for the 8800GS..+1
http://en.expreview.com/2008/01/21/r...768mb/?page=17

Also, this particular page shows that the GS overclocks pretty significantly (and as far as I've seen, most recent ATI's have not been good overclockers, although I can't speak to this one in particular) so ... I tend to agree with your choice
    
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