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musman
07-03-08, 03:28 PM
Should I get a 8800GT in 512 or just get the 1GIG? I was looking/comparing the EVGA cards.

jimmyripp
07-03-08, 03:34 PM
Should I get a 8800GT in 512 or just get the 1GIG? I was looking/comparing the EVGA cards.

512mb. A 1gb 8800GT would be useless.

Medion
07-03-08, 04:17 PM
I agree, benchmarks currently don't show the 1GB version doing any better, even on 1920x1200 4x/16x. Save yourself some money.

Though I'm going to be honest here, it's hard NOT to recommend the Radeon HD4850 over it. Use this deal to get it for $150.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-TechBargains&cm_mmc=AFC-TechBargains-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16814125224

$199
use Coupon Code - VGA7320 for $20 instant discount
= $179
$30 Mail In Rebate (valid 7/1/08 - 7/14/08)

= $149.99 free shipping

methimpikehoses
07-03-08, 04:21 PM
Get the 4850.

musman
07-03-08, 04:38 PM
I agree, benchmarks currently don't show the 1GB version doing any better, even on 1920x1200 4x/16x. Save yourself some money.

Though I'm going to be honest here, it's hard NOT to recommend the Radeon HD4850 over it. Use this deal to get it for $150.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-TechBargains&cm_mmc=AFC-TechBargains-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16814125224

$199
use Coupon Code - VGA7320 for $20 instant discount
= $179
$30 Mail In Rebate (valid 7/1/08 - 7/14/08)

= $149.99 free shipping

Radeon hey? Is this a new card that just came out or something?
FYI, I am using XP 32bit, and am upgrading my GPU from a 8600GT.

SLippe
07-03-08, 07:06 PM
Or you could get a 9800GTX for around $200.00. ;)

Medion
07-03-08, 07:38 PM
Radeon hey? Is this a new card that just came out or something?
FYI, I am using XP 32bit, and am upgrading my GPU from a 8600GT.

The HD4850 and 4870 are the new AMD/ATI cards, and their performance is obscene for the price. It's the single reason NV is having a fire sale right now. Honestly, if I had waited one month to get a new GPU, this card would have been it.

musman
07-03-08, 07:54 PM
Or you could get a 9800GTX for around $200.00. ;)


Yea, what's with the 9800GTX? Is that a better buy? Is the HD4850 or 4870 even better?
I'm a noob so sorry for all the questions.

Thank You!

Medion
07-03-08, 08:55 PM
Yea, what's with the 9800GTX? Is that a better buy? Is the HD4850 or 4870 even better?
I'm a noob so sorry for all the questions.

Thank You!

The HD4850 is faster than the 9800GTX, and has lower power draw. I've used primarily NV cards the last few years, but the 4000 series is a winner. It's almost like the 9700Pro all over again.

musman
07-03-08, 09:35 PM
So is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103057 the card to get?

SH64
07-03-08, 10:15 PM
512mb. A 1gb 8800GT would be useless.
Agr33d.

but again the 4850 is the better choice.

Medion
07-03-08, 10:18 PM
So is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103057 the card to get?

Hell NO! Look at my post above. That card you just linked is a hair slower than the 9600GT with AA/AF applied. Avoid it, especially at that price.

Go back to my post where I linked the $149.99 deal for the 4850. Or if you're in doubt, stick with NV...