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Old 09-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #1
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I'm going to be purchasing a 4850 GPU. What about one of these two?


Any other recs. welcome.

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Old 09-06-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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I personally like Sapphire.

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Old 09-06-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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Yeah the Sapphire and the other are about the same specs, with the exception of the 1gb to 512

I'd also go with the Sapphire (looks nicer too)
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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It's not worth the extra money for 1GB of VRAM, it has a negligible affect on performance.

I think I'd go with Palit's card which has a decent cooler and some better quality Samsung memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261027
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:51 PM   #5
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Does Palit have a lifetime warranty? If they do go with them along with what worshipme said. Visiontek has lifetime warranties if it bothers you.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:08 PM   #7
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I'd go with the 1GB Sapphire, 1GB on an 8600GT and 1GB on a 4850 are two totally different animals, the 1GB on my 8600GT is really just a waste of VRAM, but the 4850 can handle higher resolutions so the extra 512MB of VRAM would/could be useful, but if you're gaming at lower resolutions don't worry about it...

plus it's what...? $20 more than the 512MB one after rebate...? I'd get the 1GB...
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:09 PM   #8
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i like all but #1 on the 9800 line as for 4850s IDK.

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