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Old 06-19-2008, 02:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: HD 4850 previewed vs GT 200 and G92.

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The 3870 X2 beats the HD 4850 in nearly every test.

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Hmmm, wasn't I trying to say the same thing about the GTX 280, only that costs $650...
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:40 AM   #12
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Default Re: HD 4850 previewed vs GT 200 and G92.

If you're gonna get an 8800GT, get the fastest one, because the price difference is honestly quite minimal compared to stock:
EVGA 512-P3-N808-AR GeForce 8800GT AKIMBO SuperClocked 512MB

$300 exactly will buy you the fastest 9800GTX:
XFX PVT98FYDDU GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB

These, my friends, I believe are the best deals for Video cards at the moment (mid-June 2008)

Is this card faster than the 8800GT listed above? It has many more stream processors, and the fastest VRAM of any other of the HD3870's:
ASUS EAH3870 TOP/G/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 3870 512MB

The GTX280 and seems to be rather expensive for something you can nearly get for hundreds less.
The 4850 looks like a winner in many instances.
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Default Re: HD 4850 previewed vs GT 200 and G92.

the 9800 gtx lowest is like 80 bucks cheaper
i could overclock it myself
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:24 AM   #14
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Default Re: HD 4850 previewed vs GT 200 and G92.

The 4850 looks to be a good card for the price, however, as for performance, I do believe the GTX280 will be them all, but the problem will probably be the price the beast will cost. As for power consumptions, meh...I was kind of expecting a little lower watt consumption...but that's only me.

I read the French review BTW.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:59 AM   #15
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Default Re: HD 4850 previewed vs GT 200 and G92.

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the 9800gtx seems like a really good card 2 buy right now
its mad fast for 200 bucks and with evgas new overclocking program
you can get a bunch of extra performance out of it
Excuse me? For a start, the cheapest 9800GTX I could find is $269. For brief periods (AMD quicky removed them), online retailers have listed HD 4850s, and the price has been around $200. The HD 4850 is faster than the 9800GTX (it's even faster than the GTX 260 is a few benches), especially when AA is enabled, supports DX10.1, shader model 4.1 and has better HD/Blu-Ray playback and encoding capabilities, plus you don't need an nvidia motherboard, and there have been a few benches of HD 4850 CF vs the GTX 280, the HD 4850 wins by quite a margin. And remember HD 4850 x2 = $400, GTX 280 = $650.

And why is EVGA's OC utility so good? You get CCC with the HD 4850 but most overclocker's will just use Rivatuner of ATItool anyway.

It will be interesting to see what performance the higher clock speed and the 3800MHz GDDR5 brings on the 4870

Can't wait to see the HD 4870 X2 destroy the GTX 280...
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The 4850 looks to be a good card for the price, however, as for performance, I do believe the GTX280 will be them all, but the problem will probably be the price the beast will cost. As for power consumptions, meh...I was kind of expecting a little lower watt consumption...but that's only me.
Errr, isn't the GTX 280 $650? I don't think you can compare it to a $200 card. AMD have said though that the HD 4870 will offer 1.3X the performance of the HD 4850, that means the 4870 will almost definitely be faster than the GTX 260, and will be almost as fast as the GTX 280, and it price is around $300!!! The X2 should destroy the GTX's.

Now we just need Qimonda to get their arses in gear and make GDDR5 fast enough!!


EDIT: AMD have failed to control the spread of these cards and have agreed to pull the launch to today. These are now available! HD 4870 is still scheduled for launch on the 25th June.

And another review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...HD_4850/7.html

I don't think there's any denying it now, the HD 4850 is faster than both the 8800ULTRA and 9800GTX, and it even comes damn close to the GTX 280 on some occasionsm whilst being priced at $200.
Bring on the GDDR5!!
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:50 PM   #16
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Ok, wait a minute...GDDR5? They haven't even touched GDDR4 yet...let alone a new technology.

And like I said, the 4850 looks to be a good card for the price...well, it is. I'm sorry, but if I spend 650 bucks on a GPU, I might as well use it on getting that EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 along with 4GB of DDRIII-2000.
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