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Here 4850 for $195 (It was $180 last night)

http://fxvideocards.com/Sapphire-HD-...0-p-16386.html
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But now the question is what brand? I haven't been able to research the ATI brands so I have no idea what is good. Or all they all the same? I don't know. Haha stupid technology changing fast and making my life hard...
sapphire and powercolor are really good for ati.
    
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You can get 8800GTS used here in 150 and 8800GT used for 120. For 199+cooler. You can buy 2 8800GTs. From what I saw, only a few games actually favoring the ATI cards. I have both ATI and Nvidia cards<3870X2 and 9800GTX>, I would say Nvidia is still the only game in town for hardcore gamers. Don't forget Nvidia is payinig game game developers, they would optimize the game for Nvidia cards but not ATI cards.
So now you're comparing used to new.

"Nvidia is still the only game in town for hardcore gamers".....

Why do you say that? Meaning, what actual truths does that statement hold? ATI makes plenty of high-end video cards for gaming that perform just as well (if not better in some cases) than nVidia cards. Biased support of a company through subjective blanket statements (instead of supporting facts) = blatant fanboyism.

I still don't see evidence of your claim that the 8800GTS outperforms the 4850 (or the 8800GT performs the same).
    
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So now you're comparing used to new.

"Nvidia is still the only game in town for hardcore gamers".....

Why do you say that? Meaning, what actual truths does that statement hold? ATI makes plenty of high-end video cards for gaming that perform just as well (if not better in some cases) than nVidia cards. Biased support of a company instead of supporting facts = blatant fanboyism.

I still don't see evidence of your claim that the 8800GTS outperforms the 4850 (or the 8800GT performs the same).
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If you buy the 4850, you are an idiot. 4850=8800GT or worse. 4850 is a good card only on paper. 8800s still beat the hell out of ATI hands down in games. BTW, 4850 is running 60c on idle, you definitely needs a better cooler and that is extra money there you have spend. You made the right choice by getting the Nvidia card. For 200+money for cooler, you can have bought a overclocked 9800GTX.
You Sir are an Idiot. http://techreport.com/articles.x/14967
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post #26 of 45
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Crossfire is good and all but what about single GPU? Will a 4850 be a better choice than a 8800gts in every situation?
Yes. Quite easily from the benchmarks we have at the moment.
post #27 of 45
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look..even he knows you're an idiot and he's just somenoob...lol..sorry..feeling goofy..
    
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the GTS is not a bad card by any means, is the 4850 good, looks like it from what we have seen, but if you ask this question in the ATI section, what do you think people are going to say lol.
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the GTS is not a bad card by any means, is the 4850 good, looks like it from what we have seen, but if you ask this question in the ATI section, what do you think people are going to say lol.
ati section or not, if the gts was better...i'd say it. regardless of brand, i go for whichever has the best perfomance and from the looks of it, ati is it this time.
    
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the GTS is not a bad card by any means, is the 4850 good, looks like it from what we have seen, but if you ask this question in the ATI section, what do you think people are going to say lol.
I came about this thread through the OCN front page.

It pains me to say this, but it seems a $200 ATI 4850 outperforms my 8800GTX, even at uber-high resolutions.
    
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