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That is what I am trying to figure out. Since they have the same core it all comes down to how important the GDDR5 is. This is something that has to be investigated.

My opinion is no, the 4850 is around $120+ cheaper than the 4870.

that's what i'm thinking too . i just wanna be able to max out tf2, ut3, with 70+fps

With pretty fast ram on the 4850 i dont think gddr5-gddr3=120$
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And also how big an improvement would it be over an 8600gt ?
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And also how big an improvement would it be over an 8600gt ?

250%
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And also how big an improvement would it be over an 8600gt ?
the 4850 is like 5x 8600GT's
    
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How's about overclocking? I heard that some ati cards were dying, are they?

Voltmodding?
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Oh I just shut it off the second it displays dots (not pings). On my previous card, I didn't have dots, I had blocks (before I exchanged for another 4850)

I know this isn't a direct comparison that you are looking for (and I see the one I posted earlier is indeed not direct either - missing the hotfix), but it still is a pretty good read comparing the two cards. XS Forums

And for the guy that got 920/1200 on his 4850...
Well it seems that unless you're a benchmark whore, the 4850 is the way to go.
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yay im getting a 4850! would i be able to max tf2, half life 2, ut3, at 1024X1280 res?
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yay im getting a 4850! would i be able to max tf2, half life 2, ut3, at 1024X1280 res?

IDK about UT3, but I max the others with my 4850.
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yay im getting a 4850! would i be able to max tf2, half life 2, ut3, at 1024X1280 res?
Dude, you can do that with a 7900.

I can max TF2 completely, including AA and AF and get 60+ on 1920x1200 res. A hd4850 is way overkill for 1280x1048 res.

Using this RBE 1.11, how easily can I flash a new BIOS after one I create fails?
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yay im getting a 4850! would i be able to max tf2, half life 2, ut3, at 1024X1280 res?
Yeah I would spend my $200 on a 1680x1050 20" LCD rather than a 4850.
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