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post #11 of 16
Well, it really depends on how much more performance you want.
  • 9800GT = the same as your current 8800GT, but will be the cheapest option.
  • HD4850 = Roughly on par with an 8800GTS 512 / 9800GTX. About 10% faster than your current card.
  • HD4870 = One of the bigger boys in town ATM. Would be the best upgrade given the choices you listed.

However given your current monitor, the only game that would REALLY justify the HD4870 would be Crysis or Crysis Warhead. Most of any other games you could want should be able to be maxed with a HD4850 at your resolution. So the choice is up to you.

I'd say 4850 if you plan to keep your monitor for quite some time. Go for the 4870 is you can afford it and / or plan to upgrade your monitor anytime soon (before upgrading GPU's again).
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I'm looking to get a new monitor sometime, probably 1920x1200. I don't know if buying a 9800GT now would be worth it, even though my 3650 barely plays BF2, I'm thinking I should go with the 4870 (like I did originally) for future monitor upgrades and so my other rig can have a 8800GT.
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I'm looking to get a new monitor sometime, probably 1920x1200. I don't know if buying a 9800GT now would be worth it, even though my 3650 barely plays BF2, I'm thinking I should go with the 4870 (like I did originally) for future monitor upgrades and so my other rig can have a 8800GT.
Yeah, if you're getting a 1920x1200 monitor, then the 4870 is definitely the best choice.
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That 4870 is a nice deal
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Just go with the 4870, you wont be disappointed. The 4850 will having you ask yourself why you didn't get the 4870, and the 9800 will let you down when you upgrade to a bigger monitor just as much.
    
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post #16 of 16
Those 3 are all good deals for the money, just see how much you can spend


But if you already have a 8800GT a worthwhile purchase would be the 4870 since going with the other 2 will show little improvement.
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