Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Default Ordering a new PC and need advice on the graphics card

Hi,

I'm in the process of ordering a brand new desktop PC and am curious if a 1.8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 is a much better card than a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4850. The PC I'm wanting to order is an HP Pavilion Elite e9280t series and strangely only 3 days ago their website had the 1.8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 available as a configuration option. Now it's no longer available, and the top graphics card option they have is the 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4850.

So my question is, if I just go ahead and order the PC with the 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4850 (the only option), am I going to take a major hit performance wise over the 1.8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 that was available?

Thanks in advance.


Seth
__________________

zepherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Computear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: US
Posts: 675
Default Re: Ordering a new PC and need advice on the graphics card

First of all you won't need the 1.8GB VRAM bandwidth unless you're running at abnormally large resolutions, which, if you're buying a GTX 260 or HD 4850, I doubt your budget is allowing a very large monitor.

As per performance, its neck and neck. Personally I'd choose the HD 4850, but I'd also concede that the GTX 260 would probably slightly outperform it.

Will you notice a difference? No.
__________________

__________________
Laptop: Dell XPS 17 | i5-2450M @ 2.5GHz | 6144MB RAM | GeForce GT 550M
Desktop:
HAF 932 Advanced | i5-3750k @ 4.4GHz | CORSAIR H100 | ASUS P8Z77-V | EVGA GTX 680 2GB | 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 @ 1600 | MUSHKIN 240GB SSD | WD 500GB 7200RPM HDD
Computear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 06:32 PM   #3
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Default Re: Ordering a new PC and need advice on the graphics card

Thank you very much for the info. The 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4850 will most likely work very well for my needs so I went ahead and ordered the PC.

Thanks again!


Seth
zepherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 08:03 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
sniperviper21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,438
Default Re: Ordering a new PC and need advice on the graphics card

wHAT?
did you just say the 4850 and 260 are equals?

more like the 4870 and 260 are equals.

the 4850 equal is the 250...

Oo
__________________
You got to have a Fiddle in the band!
sniperviper21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 09:50 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
Computear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: US
Posts: 675
Default Re: Ordering a new PC and need advice on the graphics card

Quote:
Originally Posted by sniperviper21 View Post
wHAT?
did you just say the 4850 and 260 are equals?

more like the 4870 and 260 are equals.

the 4850 equal is the 250...

Oo


Wow, I did didn't I?

Shit my bad, that's somewhat of a more noticeable difference.

It was probably listed as much cheaper than the GTX 260 anyway, and should still fit his needs, so no real harm done.

Yeah good catch though can't believe I was thinking of the wrong one.
__________________
Laptop: Dell XPS 17 | i5-2450M @ 2.5GHz | 6144MB RAM | GeForce GT 550M
Desktop:
HAF 932 Advanced | i5-3750k @ 4.4GHz | CORSAIR H100 | ASUS P8Z77-V | EVGA GTX 680 2GB | 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 @ 1600 | MUSHKIN 240GB SSD | WD 500GB 7200RPM HDD
Computear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0