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Old 11-04-2008, 09:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great advice guys. I'm giving the 4850 a serious look. I've been away from the scene here for a while and last I had heard ATI was pretty well known for buggy drivers - have things improved? I've always gone with nvidia because of the drivers. Has ATI figured things out now?
Its not true now and AMD is owning the GPU war right now
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If you could find a 9800GTX+ for a similar price, I personally would choose that over a 4850. In my experience NVIDIA have better drivers and support for older games. I currently own a 4850, and if I had the choice I would easily swap it for a 9800GTX+.
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My problem with the GTX+ was price. I couldn't find anything in the range of the 4850's ($15 more for the cheapest GTX+). I ended up getting the ASUS 4850 TOP for $134 with free shipping. I'm now waiting expectantly for it's arrival...

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Thanks again for the great advice!
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If you could find a 9800GTX+ for a similar price, I personally would choose that over a 4850. In my experience NVIDIA have better drivers and support for older games. I currently own a 4850, and if I had the choice I would easily swap it for a 9800GTX+.
if you're ever bored one day then we should swap cards. (for fun) all tho mine's not a +.
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