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post #1 of 16
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Okay, ignore my last thread, I've decided that the upgrade should be a bigger step. My current 8800GT will go to my other rig if I get the 4850/4870.

EVGA 9800GT 512mb GDDR3 (dual-slot cooler) - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130397
Asus 4850 512mb GDDR3 (Asus cooler) - $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121272
Sapphire 4870 512mb GDDR5 (heatpipe cooler) - $165 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810

Trying to decide before 12/24....
Edited by RefinedCausality77 - 12/22/08 at 9:29pm
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Although I admit I'm biased, the HD 4870 HANDS DOWN. At that price you're getting a freakish bargain! Between the two ATI cards definitely the 4870, but the 9800GT isn't a bad card either; you'll just get a lot better performance for that $70 more (I got my first 4870 for $300.00, and even at that price I was blown away).
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What's wrong with your 8800gt? At that resolution, you really don't need a high-end card.
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4870 hands down if you go with a different monitor one day.
 
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4850 if you plan on keeping your monitor forever. 4870 for later on res upgrades.
    
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Originally Posted by br3nd064 View Post
What's wrong with your 8800gt? At that resolution, you really don't need a high-end card.
I have 2 rigs. The other has a 3650, it's pretty bad for gaming, but the proc is a E6850.
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The 9800GT isn't really an upgrade. Just a name difference. I would go with the 4870. Seems like a decent price.
    
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Originally Posted by heathmcabee View Post
The 9800GT isn't really an upgrade. Just a name difference. I would go with the 4870. Seems like a decent price.
I know they're the same, I will move my old 8800GT to my otehr rig.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemondrips View Post
4850 if you plan on keeping your monitor forever. 4870 for later on res upgrades.
I agree, the 4870 is overkill at your resolution. I'd stick with the 4850 unless you're looking to get a larger monitor sometime within the next year.
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I'd jump all over that 4870, if I had the money.. It's an awesome deal at that price.
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