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Would it be worth it to upgrade to a 9800 GTX from an 8800GT, or wait until prices come to something reasonable on the gtx 280?
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get a 4870 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127361
    
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I agree with the above, the best cards to buy now are the gtx 260 and the 4870
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
QFT.

Unless ure a nvidia fan and want to dump the extra money for the GTX280/260, be my guest

btw, the 4870 costs the same as the GTX260, but the 4870 performs better.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,1964-19.html


EDIT:
I just noticed u had a 2.3Ghz athlon 4400+. I suggest a CPU upgrade before anything else. That CPU will for sure bottleneck the 4870/GTX260 by a lot. So i say upgrade the CPU or try to get it to a decent speed like 2.8-3Ghz
Edited by ian209 - 7/3/08 at 9:58pm
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I'd wait for the 4870X2. I don't think an upgrade to the 4870 is quite worth it from an 8800GT.
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post #6 of 27
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I'd wait for the 4870X2. I don't think an upgrade to the 4870 is quite worth it from an 8800GT.
but his CPU+4870x2
    
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Id get either the 4850 or the 4870. If you an Nvidia fan then wait for the new 9800GTX+ To come in a few weeks. its going to be $229.
 
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Id get either the 4850 or the 4870. If you an Nvidia fan then wait for the new 9800GTX+ To come in a few weeks. its going to be $229.
but isn't 4850>9800GTX+
    
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but isn't 4850>9800GTX+
Their very close:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,1957-25.html
 
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post #10 of 27
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but why pay $229 for a 9800GTX+ when a 4850 is around $175-$150 AMIR

anyways i like the black fire fox looks cool
    
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