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In most benches i looked at the 8800GT and 4850 at 1280x1024 were about the same, the 4850 lead by about 4-5 frames in each game, but im sure the 4850 had twice the frames in crysis on very high settings and higher resolutions
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I'm amazed after 2 full pages that no one told him he needs to upgrade his cpu+ram(and most likely mobo too) first instead of everyone in their ATI frenzy just blurting out 4850/4870.
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Having owned both, yes I think it's worth it. No, the 4850 is no where near 2x the performance of a 8800GT.

The 4850 is on par or a few frames above the 9800GTX.

And yes, as the above post said, if you do decide to get either of these, upgrading your CPU/MOBO/RAM will greatly increase your framerates than not upgrading. Go for ~2.6-3.0+ Ghz Core 2 Duo and atleast 2 GB RAM to get the best bang for buck
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Remember, the 88XX/98XX Drivers are pretty mature at this point. The 48XX should only get better.

At least you would hope.

5 fps in a game is fairly significant imo.
At least it can be...
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Azazel View Post
I'm amazed after 2 full pages that no one told him he needs to upgrade his cpu+ram(and most likely mobo too) first instead of everyone in their ATI frenzy just blurting out 4850/4870.


People probably were telling him to get a 4850 rather than talking about CPU/RAM/MB upgrades because he asked specifically between an 8800GT and a 4850.

While it is usually true that upgrading other parts instead of/along with a new video card, he NEVER asked.

Not like we had a fanboy onslaught in here. If he had asked about all possible types of upgrades and which one was the best one and everybody answered "4850" you MIGHT have a point.


GRRR!!!
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8800GT if you have an SLI mobo.. if not get the ATI
    
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