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Just wondering which card is actually better? The 4850 or 9800GTX? Any reviews comparing the two cards?
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I was about to ask the same thing. I am going to decide tomorrow if I should get the 4850 and sell my 8800GTS 512 or not. After looking at some reviews though, it doesn't seem that much better than the 8800GTS/9800GTX...not enough to upgrade anyway. Maybe someone can change my mind, but I might just wait for the 4870.
 

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Most benchmarks put the 4850 ahead of the 9800GTX. I have seen some heavily biased reviews though.

Biased reviews are exactly what I'm worried about...after seeing Mootfox's thread on his new 4850, it doesn't seem to perform as well as my 8800GTS which is contrary to what a lot of reviews I've been reading say....so I'm still a little confused on what to think of them.
 

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interesting. What I'm seing makes me want to sell my 9800gtx at a loss, and buy a 4850 and still have some left over!

keep the 9800GTX i would not upgrade to a 4850 maybe a 4870 or 4870 x2
 

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Biased reviews are exactly what I'm worried about...after seeing Mootfox's thread on his new 4850, it doesn't seem to perform as well as my 8800GTS which is contrary to what a lot of reviews I've been reading say....so I'm still a little confused on what to think of them.

Most of the reviews I have seen put the 4850 ahead the 9800GTX by a good margin. But in a Legitreviews review and a Firing Squad review they had the 4850(and 3870x2) with beta and older drivers at the bottom of the barrel.
 

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I think I read somewhere that the 9800GTX is going to drop in price to $200? If that is so, then I might as well just wait and buy another 9800GTX and run them SLI. No matter how I look at it, it's less work and cheaper than redoing my system to acccomodate ATI. I had fun dreaming about my new X-Fire system though
 

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I would say it is atleast is on par with the 9800gtx from my benchmarks. 3DMark06, it barely beats my 8800GT 512 when both are overclocked. However, those CoD4 benches you guys probably saw on review sites where the 4850 pulls ahead of the 9800GTX is true. I was averaging 20 FPS over the 8800GT in max resolutions, with and without AA.

In Crysis, it gets a 4 FPS boost over my 8800GT.
 
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I'm glad it's not head and heels above my 9800GTX... I would have been upset, that something came out shortly after and was this much cheaper. I think I've got myself talked into a second 9800GTX if the price drops the way I think it might.
 

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I think I read somewhere that the 9800GTX is going to drop in price to $200? If that is so, then I might as well just wait and buy another 9800GTX and run them SLI. No matter how I look at it, it's less work and cheaper than redoing my system to acccomodate ATI. I had fun dreaming about my new X-Fire system though


Yep get yourself another 9800GTX instead.
 

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If you are space conscious then go with the 4850; if you want something that will keep your card cool, go with the 9800 GTX. If you have either card, changing it for another is not necessary, just get another card to go into crossfire or SLI. Saying that, I'd wait 'till the next drivers come out if you are thinking about the 4850's. Apparently it should receive a decent boost, probably on par with the 9800GTX+. (I'm waiting for the 4870's
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Just wondering which card is actually better? The 4850 or 9800GTX? Any reviews comparing the two cards?

Overall, I say it would be better to buy a HD4850. If you only benchmark, I'd get the 9800GTX.

Better yet, wait to see what the HD4870 does.
 

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I'm curious regarding this issue as well...

With AoC out now and WAR on the horizon I'm debating selling my older 8800GTS 320 and purchasing the 4850 over the 9800GTX - all of the reviews I've seen place is ahead of the later if not close to the 260. I still have time though so I'll probably be patient and wait for the 9800GTX+ to see what nvidia has to respond with...

hmmmm
 

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I'm a bit in a dilemma here.. I now have an 8800GTX wich I traded for my GTS 640 at no costs. However, a friend was interested in buying my GTS, so if I would trade back I can sell it and get a 4850 for like €75, but I don't really know if it's worth the extra performance over the GTX..
 

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I'm also considering which to get. I'm leaning towards the 9800GTX just because of the companies that sell it (XFX/EVGA/BFG). There is a $9 difference between the two but the 9800GTX comes with CoH which I wouldn't mind having as well. Tough choice...

Is Visionteks lifetime warranty actually reliable? I read a few mixed reviews on them.
 
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