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I am ordering a new graphics card today or tomorrow and I cant decide. I am a noob at some things like this and I dont know how to tell which graphics card is better...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...124&CatId=1826

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...HD3850%2b512mb
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Originally Posted by Cataclysmo View Post
I am ordering a new graphics card today or tomorrow and I cant decide. I am a noob at some things like this and I dont know how to tell which graphics card is better...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...124&CatId=1826

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...HD3850%2b512mb
The GT
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post #3 of 8
The 88GT hands down,all comparisons of the cards show it's better.
 
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Ok sweet thanks alot.
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post #5 of 8
8800GT for sure. I love mine and it plays everything I throw at it. And man what a good deal at tiger! I paid $220 for mine when they first came out.
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post #6 of 8
the 3870 lags behind the mighty GT let alone the 3850....
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post #7 of 8
definetly the nvidia
    
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post #8 of 8
the 3870 is by no means weak, and it's only slightly weaker than the 8800gt. Consider the options here. do you plan on going with two video cards? if so, and you choose the nvidia card, you will have to have an nvidia chipset motherboard which supports SLI. If you go with ATI, you have to go with ATI chipset or Intel chipsets that support CrossfireX. If you plan on only having one card, it doesnt matter which chipset you have.

edit: whoops, I just noticed that was a 3850 you put a link to. Never mind, go with the nvidia.
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