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I have a PC with an C2D e6400 and 2GB ddr2667 RAM, i am hoping to upgrade my graphics card from the current X1600 Pro. I have a few in my head, but from these which one shall i pick (prices included)

Nvidia 8800GT (£90)
Nvidia 9800GTX(~£130)
ATI HD 4850 (£120)

I know there will be a slight CPU bottleneck, but i'm not too bothered. I'll be playing demanding games like "grid," "COD4" and Crysis at a resolution of 1680 X 1050. Also I have a small case (M-ATX), which please can you consider when suggesting the HD 4850

Anyway, thanks in advance if i forget about this thread!!
    
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Get HD 4850, ya know, Valve is gonna release DX10.1 exclusive games soon.
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If your budget is around £130, 4850 or 9800GTX is the way to go. 4850's performance is better than 9800GTX at lower price so I would go for a 4850.
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I was thinking the same, but what about CUDA and physX? What physX games exsist apart from UT?
    
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Originally Posted by cmtech View Post
I was thinking the same, but what about CUDA and physX? What physX games exsist apart from UT?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhysX#Title_support

However, AMD/ATi is working on enabling PhysX

edit: AMD isnt working on physx atm
Edited by SZayat - 7/3/08 at 2:16am
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Where can you get the 9800GTX for £130?
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The 4850 is the best of those cards. The 8800GT is a great card. When i was runing a single 8800GT i could max out COD4 with a 1680x1050 res. and 4x AA
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Where can you get the 9800GTX for £130?
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=794148

There coming into stock soon, trust me they will go FAST! However, i'll trust ebuyer to put off a better deal, they do the HD4850 for ~£118

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146428...roduct_reviews

I don't think that ones in stock either, but when it comes it will also go FAST.:swearing:
    
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