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Lower resolution, no AA, force DX9, everything on low.

Sorry if it's already solved A 9800GT will last for awhile, even with newer games. A 4850 is nearly comparable performance, and I feel absolutely no need to upgrade for awhile. Even a 512Mb will suffice till you can get your hands on something more meaty. About the Dual-Quad debate, I'd definately look for a Quad down the line, not just for games, for a smoother experience overall, especially with heavy multi-tasking.
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I was thinking about this thread while browsing the for sale section last night, then I see it pop up on my subscribe list today. What I was thinking is this. Don't just limit yourself to the 9800GT. It's a great card, I've had one for quite awhile now and it keeps getting bumped around from machine to machine as needed. I think just limiting yourself to it would be a mistake though. I'm pretty sure a 4850 beats it and I've seen used ones go for close to the same price as used 9800 GT's. Add in that it's been said that BC2 favors ATI a bit and it would be a shame to overlook a 4850 in favor of a 9800GT. Or even a 4870 if you can snag a nice used one for the right price.
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I was thinking about this thread while browsing the for sale section last night, then I see it pop up on my subscribe list today. What I was thinking is this. Don't just limit yourself to the 9800GT. It's a great card, I've had one for quite awhile now and it keeps getting bumped around from machine to machine as needed. I think just limiting yourself to it would be a mistake though. I'm pretty sure a 4850 beats it and I've seen used ones go for close to the same price as used 9800 GT's. Add in that it's been said that BC2 favors ATI a bit and it would be a shame to overlook a 4850 in favor of a 9800GT. Or even a 4870 if you can snag a nice used one for the right price.
How does it prefer Ati over Nvidia? How does that work? Never heard of that.
    
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Some games are optimized for NVIDIA, but I've never heard of a game suited for ATI/AMD. I'm guessing CUDA cores can be used more than SP's. They had a comparison awhile back between a GTS 250 and a 4850, it was pretty much neck-and-neck in most tests, each had their good and bad benchmarks. It all comes down to whichever is cheaper at the time.

9800GT
4850 (4870 requires an additional 6-pin, and in experience, really isn't worth it)
4670, or even a 5670, some are passively cooled too.
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