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Old 10-08-2008, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all, i wanna upgrade my old 7900gtx..problem deciding which one should i get..overall all benchmarks i have seen..4870 performs slightly better than the 9800gtx. example
here and ... but after seeing another thread fro this forum -->The Tech Forums Official Crysis [Warhead] GPU Benchmark Thread , i dunno which one to get 9800gtx is much cheaper too..which one should i go for??
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what resolution do you play, a 4850 or 9800gtx + may suffise your needs quite easaly.
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The 4870 is significantly faster than the 9800gtx. The HD 4850 is also faster than the 9800gtx and should be cheaper.

I recommend getting the HD 4870 or HD 4850 depending on the resolution you game at.
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The 4870 is much better than the 9800GTX in almost every situation! Heck, even the 4850 performs better than the 9800GTX. It really would be more of a choice between 4870 and GTX 260 or 4850 and 9800GTX. If you are picking between those two choices, go with the 4870.

I don't know how you can judge a card by watching poor quality youtube videos. Just check out any of the reviews put out by all the major tech websites and you will see the HD 4850/4870 dominance.
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i will be playing on 1440x900.. and i want decent framerates too..sometimes i will hooked another monitor up for csing..currently using my 7900gtx medium on crysis..moving around is not so smooth..

surgevel..thanks 4 ur advise..i think i will settle for a 4870..do u think 630W psu is enough for 1 4870 and which manufacturer shuld i go for??
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The 4870 is much better than the 9800GTX in almost every situation! Heck, even the 4850 performs better than the 9800GTX. It really would be more of a choice between 4870 and GTX 260 or 4850 and 9800GTX. If you are picking between those two choices, go with the 4870.

I don't know how you can judge a card by watching poor quality youtube videos. Just check out any of the reviews put out by all the major tech websites and you will see the HD 4850/4870 dominance.
also with dirver improvements f rom nvidia i think the gtx 260 is catchign up, and teh core 216 is faster then it for sure.
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so?so? which graphic manufacturer shuld i go for??
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I would go with VisionTek since they have a lifetime waranty.

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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