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post #11 of 27
Either is a good choice
The point I'm making is if you already have a 8800GT you should be thinking of a higher upgrade option (4870 or 4870x2)
When it comes down to it the 4850 is faster but is in the same boat as the 8800GT when it was first released. High operating temps.
post #12 of 27
IMO, it all depends on your visual expectations for a game, motherboard, and how often you want to upgrade.

Which one is faster has been covered, so if you need higher performance, go with a 4850. BUT if you already have a SLI capable motherboard, than you might be better off getting an 8800GT and getting another a bit later.

If you only plan on ever having a single card in an AMD or Intel chipset, than price/performance + visual expectations should be your guide.

If you are considering CF or SLI, then it depends on your motherboard (obviously)
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post #13 of 27
here get this a Sapphire 4850 for $154 free shipping http://www.overclock.net/ati/350326-...-shipping.html
    
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post #14 of 27
I'd get the 4850 and possibly Crossfire with another 4850 (or even a 4870/4870x2) later
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post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
here get this a Sapphire 4850 for $154 free shipping http://www.overclock.net/ati/350326-...-shipping.html
For only $35 more? I'll take it

Thanks guys
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post #16 of 27
good choice...

put simply, the 4850 IS the 8800GT of this generation, albeit with lower launch prices i think
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post #17 of 27
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4850 is the way to go. Either one is a big upgrade.
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post #18 of 27
It's worth it. However, I can't say the same for current 8800 GT owners.
post #19 of 27
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good choice...

put simply, the 4850 IS the 8800GT of this generation, albeit with lower launch prices i think
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post #20 of 27
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QFT
you made me want one too,might sell my 8800gt and get a 4850/70.
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