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4850,worth upgrading to?

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i'm starting to get second thoughts,is the 4850 really better than my 8800gt?
i want to justify selling my card in order to get the 4850,i mean if there is a significant difference in perfomance.
it just seems too good to be true.
btw i may be adding another one for CF soon(i know i need a new board).
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Its better than an 8800GT, but not worth the upgrade, maybe 2 of them in crossfire, or a 4870, but a single 4850 wouldn't be than much of an upgrade.
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well we all know that the 4850 outperforms 8800GT by about 10-12%..if you are planning on going the CF route on a budget this is a great setup for the performance you'll be gaining from it. Games look much more colorful and vibrant when i switched from 8800gts 320mb to a 4850.
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Depends what res you game at. I only use 1280x768 or 1280x720 so I don't need anything higher than my 8800gt atm.
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i game at 1360x768 with 4xaa,keep in mind that i won't spend any money on this(will sell some unused stuff).
a 15-20% increase is enough for me and i plan to add another one for CF after i get a new board.
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post #6 of 6
I'm in the same postion of having a 8800GT, and I know the 4850 is better, but not enough to justify an upgrade. I was thinking about a 4870 after things settle down with the 4800's.
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