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Old 10-04-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default best graphics card for $200 shipped

What is the best graphics card out right now for $200 shipped from newegg.com?

I was looking at the EVGA 9800GTX+ for $200 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130376

Who should I go for? NVIDIA or ATI? Which Model? 9800GT GTX GTX+ etc...
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: best graphics card for $200 shipped

Here are a few choices. Some are a lot cheaper than the others. But, they still do perform pretty well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102732

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127325

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143119

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121253

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130376
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Here's one for cheaper that $200 9800GTX+ and give's you pretty much the same performance. Plus this 4850 comes with a zalmen cooler!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125238

Here's proof that the 4850 does give quite competitive prefromance compared to the 9800GTX+ just pay attention to the resolution. I doubt you will be playing at 1600x1200.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...gtx+/page3.asp

Another Pro to going ATI is that they update the drivers every month or two which always increase preformance, so often that I'm behind by 3 driver versions because I just looked up the most recent drivers. Nvidia updates them every six to 12 months. :O
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: best graphics card for $200 shipped

nvidia releases their drivers (beta leaks only) And they work as good/better in alot of cases then everything on their main website. For instance, the 177.89's all the way to 180.15 cames out in 1.5 months. Which was only about 4 sets of drivers or so.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:58 AM   #5
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For $200, it's got to be the HD 4850

The 9800GTX+ offers similar performance (although the HD 4850 is faster at higher resolutions and with filters), but is more expensive.
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