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Graphics From 1950XTX To 9800GTX+ Or 4850

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ComputerKing, 14 Sep 2008.

  1. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Hey guys

    Okay I want to know if it worth to upgrade from my 1950XTX to an 4850 or 9800GTX+ ? My spec on the rig and my Res is ( 1280 X 768 )

    BTW I upgraded from 2GB to 4GB and it WORTH it. I can tell that after see the different with vista 64bit.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bladestorm

    Bladestorm New Member

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    If you don't intend to go much above that resolution then its quite likely that both the 4850 and 9800GTX+ would be a lot more than you will need.

    I have no idea how good/bad the 1950XTX is so I can't say wether its worth upgrading compared to it though.

    If you were looking for a new card, the 4670 / 9600 GSO / 9800 GT would probably be more in the price/performance bracket you'd be looking at (at £60/£70/£80 respectively and offering performance on par with the cash you spend, pretty much)
     
  3. steelblade

    steelblade New Member

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    what do you do with your PC?... Games or Graphics work etc?
     
  4. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I went from a 1950 pro to a 4850. at 1280x1024 res and I max out almost every game's settings (not crysis).
    I suggest you get whichever is cheaper.
     
  5. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    I went from a x850 XT platinum addition to 8800 GT and it ran all the games i played at max, cod4, lineage 2, few others, and I run same resolution. No slow downs yet with warhammer online, haven't tried crysis, but i say get something a bit more powerful that will last a bit longer as the 8800 GT's are somewhat outdated, though still great cards. the 9800 GTX will be plenty. If you don't mind ATI, than a 4850 will be good too.
     
  6. moonlight

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    I would like to suggest you to go with 9800GTX it works good.
     
  7. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    I would say go with the 4850, or the 4670, stay with ATI then you don't have to worry about new drivers. Of course you will have to re-install them but you won't have to learn the nVidia set up.
     
  8. ComputerKing

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    I had nvidia cards and I own one now but for my brother :) an 8600GT, So I'm familiar with nvidia drivers and cards. Don't worry about that.

    I was looking for some thing cheap! I mean some thing make me game and do the normal work on my 17" wide screen. I'm not planning to Upgrade the screen soon, I know that 4850 is the cheapest rockin card you can buy, but I will not use all that power. I didn't even use 1280x1024 :(

    So like you guys said I will look on the 4670 but if any one have any idea with nvidia cards that will be awesome :)
     
  9. Steve-0

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    Either the 9800gtx or 4850, to be honest, whatever's cheaper and best bang for the buck.
     
  10. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    doubt you'd need anymore than a 9800GT, a GTX would probably be overkill.
     
  11. yanglu

    yanglu Hmm...

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    4850 is slightly better value at the moment. So I'd go with that. TBH there isn't much difference noticable between the 9800GTX+, especially at that resolution! Don't go with the 4670, that is 3850 performance.
     

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