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Hello everyone, i am kind of in alittle bit of a state of confusion.......yes i know its easy cause i have about as much comon thought as a house plant but help me out here.
I am currently running a quad AMD 9500, 2 gigs ram, 160 gig Serial ATA hd, and a EVGA 8800GTS (G92) 648mb card. i love my system right now and dont really want to change but im hearing alot of good coming from ATI. i always wanted to explore the spider platform alittle, but i was unsure if its worth it. Now im hearing that the new ATI cards are amazing and that AMD is moving back up. What should i do? i was thinking about selling my 8800GTS and getting one of the new ATI 4 series cards, but im unsure if that would be wise....any advice for a nubbins here?

i r the fail ><
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G92 is 256bit interface so its ram goes 256mb, 512mb or 1GB. You meant 8800GTS 640mb? That's G80. What's your budget? Based on the description, 4850 is a good upgrade.
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Yeah you're using the old G80 version, not the G92.

The 4870 goes for $299 or so and is a monster of a card.

The 4850 would be an upgrade but not a huge one.
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I agree with linskingdom. 4850 would be a nice upgrade if you can sell your video card for $120ish?
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Yeah you're using the old G80 version, not the G92.

The 4870 goes for $299 or so and is a monster of a card.

The 4850 would be an upgrade but not a huge one.
4850 would also be using less power.
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The 4850 would be the best choice now since there very cheap and perform very well. Only problem is it gets very hot.
 
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The 4850 would be the best choice now since there very cheap and perform very well. Only problem is it gets very hot.
Well, not as hot as before since the "profile fan fix". Idling at 49-52c and full load at mid 70c. Although the load is much warmer than my 8800GT used to reach, but I refuse to use the fan above 50%! Sounds like a lawn mower!
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yea im sorry im dumb...forgot i got it when it first came out. i know i can RMA the G80 through EVGA and get the G92 512mb card if i wanted. Budget really isnt aan issue at the moment.

i was thinking the 4850 ATI but if its not that big of an upgrade, i would rahter shoot for the 4870. im hearing some sexy thingsd about it and 300 dollars is np. i was jsut gonna sell my card for around 100 or jsut RMA it, get a new one and sell that beasty for more. im not sure......

so should i do it? go go advice!!

im captain of the nubs, mind my retardness
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post #9 of 10
If money really isn't an issue and you want to upgrade, by all means go for the 4870. You won't be disappointed. The 48x0 is a great series, especially for the price.
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shoot for the 4870 since your price is right on and sell the g80 640mb card for about 100 I'm definately sure you will be blown away in terms of the performance upgrade.
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