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I am not sure, but what I am talking about specifically are the hd4850's. I just think they are really hyped up. They have good performance for the price, but did you guys check out the temperature on those babies, 80-90 celsius! The only reason I see people buying them over the reduced price of the 9800gtx is that because they already own an ATI card and they want to do crossfire. But for people like me who just need a single solution, I still think the 9800gtx is the better buy, because they are both the same price as of right now and from the comparison's ive seen they perform about around the same but the 9800gtx is cooler due to the dual slot. Which is why I am upgrading to the 9800gtx instead of the 4850, but remember that's just my opinion. Also for me overclocking is a must and with the 4850 being that hot already, I just don't believe it would last long at a higher temperature than it already is. Actually to put it simply, I don't like the temps of the new 4850 and that is why I am going with the 9800gtx.
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seems your mind is made up

and yeah, the temperature is an issue, as well as the lack of CUDA and Physx support. (CUDA being an issue =/)
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Aftermarket cooling?

The X1900 series often would run at 90C, and I never heard of them being damaged from that heat.
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post #4 of 41
There is nothing at all wrong with a card running 90c full load at stock, lots of cards have run fine at this temperature for years.

A lot of ATi's cards do run around 90, but they are designed to so it's not a problem.
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post #5 of 41
aftermarket cooling would kill the price advantage....

The 9800GTX+ doesn't seem to be a bad move at all
    
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I am not sure, but what I am talking about specifically are the hd4850's. I just think they are really hyped up. They have good performance for the price, but did you guys check out the temperature on those babies, 80-90 celsius! The only reason I see people buying them over the reduced price of the 9800gtx is that because they already own an ATI card and they want to do crossfire. But for people like me who just need a single solution, I still think the 9800gtx is the better buy, because they are both the same price as of right now and from the comparison's ive seen they perform about around the same but the 9800gtx is cooler due to the dual slot. Which is why I am upgrading to the 9800gtx instead of the 4850, but remember that's just my opinion. Also for me overclocking is a must and with the 4850 being that hot already, I just don't believe it would last long at a higher temperature than it already is. Actually to put it simply, I don't like the temps of the new 4850 and that is why I am going with the 9800gtx.
http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...es-hotfix.html

Fixes the fan issues and clockgen problems. Load heat is now 65C average at 700 core.
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There is nothing wrong with the ATI cards running at that temperature, but what happens to the other components around the videocard. Oh to add another benefit of the 4850 is the directx 10.1 compatibility, but I am seriously hating on microsoft and there bs software monoply.
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Oh, did I mention that the HotFix also increase the performance of the 4850 by 5-10%?

I agree with you 100% about M$'s software monopoly
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Oooo I might get the 4850 now due to this and the hotfix. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161235. It comes with an 80 dollar card that reduces the noise produced from the videocard, thats like getting the 4850 for 120 bucks. This is very important for me since I am an audiophile and use the computer as my DAC.
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I had a X1600 that ran in the 55-60c range for the longest time. Just last month it finally hit 70-75c, froze my system and fried itself. I had to install a 7600GT that a friend of mine lent me until i get my new HD3850.
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