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post #21 of 30
4850 hands down. You've seen the same reviews as I did, all were on non-OCed versions of 4850 that kinked 9800GTX. GTX+ is just an 9800GTX with the GPU up from 675 to 700 and the shaders up to 1800MHz, so only slightly OCed.

There's a review at www.vr-zone.com where they tested 4x 4850 cards, all reference. They all OCed form 625 to 700MHz which is quite decent on single slot cooling. They also have a VMOD tutorial, always nice to have.

My 2 cents: 4870>4850>9800GTX+>9800GTX>8800GT>3870
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Wait an extra 10days for the 4870!
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Wait an extra 10days for the 4870!
Exactly, I don't know how many people I've seen on here get a 4850 just because its the newest thing out. Same with when the 9600GT came out, a lot of people bought them because they were a 9-series card. I bet as soon as the 4870 comes out, there will be a lot of 4850s in the for sale section....
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9600gt was a card full of win, so thats fine i guess. and for now the 4850 is the ultimate winnage card in the price range. but if $300 is the budget wait for 4870. the 9800gtx+ just barely beats the 4850, but you can have two 4850s in an intel mobo which OC like champs so thats quite an advantage.

edit: looking at pg1, i see u have a CF mobo, so your Q has only one answer, HD4850.
    
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I'm seeing alot of "get this," "get that" on this thread without any substantial statistics to back anything up. Sure, the 4850 is newer but it's a mid-range card and I do not expect it to perform any better then the high-end 9800GTX. Take reviews lightly.

I'm willing to bet that you won't notice any in-game performance differences between your GTS, a 4850, nor a 9800GTX.

If you HAD to buy NOW, I'd buy the 9800GTX as it's at a great price point for what it used to be and you know that it will perform well. It also runs cooler, those 4850 temps are atrocious.

Last, like Gexx has mentioned - it's best to wait for the 4870s, 9900s, or even skip the next generation of cards if you really want to see an "upgrade."
 
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I'm seeing alot of "get this," "get that" on this thread without any substantial statistics to back anything up. Sure, the 4850 is newer but it's a mid-range card and I do not expect it to perform any better then the high-end 9800GTX. Take reviews lightly.

I'm willing to bet that you won't notice any in-game performance differences between your GTS, a 4850, nor a 9800GTX.

If you HAD to buy NOW, I'd buy the 9800GTX as it's at a great price point for what it used to be and you know that it will perform well. It also runs cooler, those 4850 temps are atrocious.
and where is your substantial statictics?
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If you HAD to buy NOW, I'd buy the 9800GTX as it's at a great price point for what it used to be and you know that it will perform well. It also runs cooler, those 4850 temps are atrocious.
With AA enabled at high resolutions the 4850 matches or bests the competition in a majority of game tests in a majority of the reviews. The 4850 has a single slot cooler, which is perfectly competent for cooling the chipset. My HD3870 hit 85C+ with the stock cooler, why was no one crying about it then? Oh, right, because it wasn't threatening to Nvidia. Now that there's competition, people will look for any and all negatives, however trivial they are. The high temperatures are within operating specifications. On top of that, the fan isn't even spinning fast, as many reviews have mentioned. Once we have manual fan control with RivaTuner or AtiTool it will be a different story.
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post #28 of 30
The 4850 is the better card. The 4870 is the even more better card at a good price. If you can summon the patience wait for the 4870. You will be pleased you did, from what I have seen the 4870 performs in between the Nvidia 260 & 280. Very close to the 280 infact, which is $600.00.

What it all comes down to is wait for the 4870 to come out. It is almost here.
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post #29 of 30
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Especially since they are the same price I still vote nvidia. 4850 is a good card but nvidia has monster folding + video transcoding soon.
Does anyone know how well a 4850 folds?? I wouldn't be making the "monster folding" claim until we have a comparison with the 4800 series. On top of that, Ati has UVD 2.0, and it supports pass-through of up to 7.1 HD audio streams, and it has it now, not "soon" to come. If you read the first post, you'd also see that the 4850 was available for $150, not the $199 the GTX dropped to, so there's also a price difference to consider.
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I'm seeing alot of "get this," "get that" on this thread without any substantial statistics to back anything up. Sure, the 4850 is newer but it's a mid-range card and I do not expect it to perform any better then the high-end 9800GTX. Take reviews lightly.

I'm willing to bet that you won't notice any in-game performance differences between your GTS, a 4850, nor a 9800GTX.

If you HAD to buy NOW, I'd buy the 9800GTX as it's at a great price point for what it used to be and you know that it will perform well. It also runs cooler, those 4850 temps are atrocious.

Last, like Gexx has mentioned - it's best to wait for the 4870s, 9900s, or even skip the next generation of cards if you really want to see an "upgrade."
seriously, wheres your 'substantial statistics'? and he has crossfire motherboard, how can anybody not recommend a 4850 over a 9800GTX. im seeing, now that ati finally has a good product out, its much easier to separate the performance fanboys from the nvidia ones.
    
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