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post #11 of 22
The 4850 is a much better choice because it has Havok and PhysX (ppl are porting Nividia Cuda to ATI cards) plus its cheaper and sucks up less power.

You can always grab a 4870 and pwn everything (well almost)
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post #12 of 22
both should play cod4 fine,crysis plays better on nvidia cards so i would say a 9800gtx will serve you better in this case.
http://www.guru3d.com/category/vga_2/

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Also, the 9800 GTX has a dual slot cooler, meaning the heat is exhausted out of your case and not left inside. I'd wait for the new 9800 GTX+, it's a die shrink with much, much higher clocks for only $30 more. It outperforms the HD 4850 (at least from the benches I saw). It's coming out on the 15th or 16th I think.
    
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I think I will go for the 4850. The only thing with Radeon manufacturers is that they don't give lifetime warranty. They only give about 1 to 2 years of warranty vs lifetime with EVGA, XFX, or BFG. Is this a downside? Would I really need that warranty?
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I think I will go for the 4850. The only thing with Radeon manufacturers is that they don't give lifetime warranty. They only give about 1 to 2 years of warranty vs lifetime with EVGA, XFX, or BFG. Is this a downside? Would I really need that warranty?
visiontek has lifetime warranty
    
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id say 4850
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Right now the 4850 would be the best choice for price and performance.
 
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Once some good aftermarket cooling is available for the 4850, it will obliterate the 9800
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I just read some reviews and some of them say that the 4850 beats the 9800 GTX in some games and benchmarks. Since it is cheaper, should I go with that card or the 9800 GTX. I will also be overclocking the 9800 GTX. How much more performance would I be able to gain over a 4850 if I oc a 9800 GTX? Again, which should I get for playing COD4, Crysis, etc?
The 4850 destorys the 9800GTX in every Call of Duty 4 benchmark I've seen, even with old drivers.

and with my shat little Athlon X2 I run crysis at no less than 40fps on all high, sometimes dipping to 30 in extreme firefights

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Once some good aftermarket cooling is available for the 4850, it will obliterate the 9800
Any Aftermarket heatsink that fit the 3870 is compatible with the 4850. If you look in my sig, you'll see that I have a Duorb on mine
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The 4850 destorys the 9800GTX in every Call of Duty 4 benchmark I've seen, even with old drivers.

and with my shat little Athlon X2 I run crysis at no less than 40fps on all high, sometimes dipping to 30 in extreme firefights



Any Aftermarket heatsink that fit the 3870 is compatible with the 4850. If you look in my sig, you'll see that I have a Duorb on mine
Sweet jesus; do you know if that's compatible with the 4870 as well? I'd be sooo getting a IceQ3 or a Accelero on of those babies!
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