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qazwsxokmijn
14-10-2008, 07:16 PM
:waughh: :waughh: :waughh:

I'm planning to upgrade to a 4850 from my 8800GT, but after looking at many reviews, I'm getting mixed results - some reviews found the 4850 loses to 8800GT in Crysis, and some reviews found it only gave 2-10 FPS gain, mostly minimal.

Is it due to the early driver problem, and now the latest Catalyst drivers has let the 4850 to shine or is it not worth upgrading from 8800GT?

I mainly game on 1280x1024, and these holidays am planning to play Crysis Warhead, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, Spore and FEAR and its expansion packs. I have no doubt I can play FEAR on max at the above resolution, but I'm not sure about the other 3 games.

Does anybody here used to have 8800GT, and now a 4850, and can point out the latter's merits over the former?

qazwsxokmijn
14-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Oh, and when is the second generation 4850s coming out?

SolMiester
14-10-2008, 09:30 PM
Mate, @ 12x10 the 88GT is plenty, I use 96Gt @ 16x10 and that is 10% weaker than the 88GT

Thebananamonkey
14-10-2008, 09:54 PM
I'd be happy with an 8800 if I were you. It's still the best GFX card ever released, on a price/performace basis IMO. It's always embarrassing when new gen stuff fails to kill last gen stuff *cough*vista*cough*.

I'm fairly sure the 2nd gen is out now. Significantly better thermal solutions, and slightly better RAM and GPU clocks.

qazwsxokmijn
14-10-2008, 10:16 PM
Yah, I'm still happy with my 8800GT, but usually each year I tend to upgrade a thing or two.....I just bought a Gigabyte Aurora 570 case and want to upgrade my video card. But it looks like I'd be keeping the 8800 for a while yet then.

Q man
15-10-2008, 07:55 AM
Im in the same boat, think im just addicted to buying stuff that i dont need

8800gt good for now at low res, but we will have to wait and see how farcry 2 plays on it.

Ill start saving now!!!

nofam
15-10-2008, 08:05 AM
Sheesh, when I read the title of your thread, I thought you were having woman troubles!! :p

pctek
15-10-2008, 08:54 AM
I'm planning to upgrade to a 4850 from my 8800GT,

is it not worth upgrading from 8800GT?

I mainly game on 1280x1024, and these holidays am planning to play Crysis Warhead, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, Spore and FEAR and its expansion packs.

Well. I went from 2 8800GTS's (G92) in SLI to a 4870x2 and I dithered about doing it for quiet a while. Best thing I've bought!

However going from a 8800GT to a 4850 isn't a large jump.

Of the games you mention the only one you'd likely have preformance issues with would be Crysis. But not the rest.

So is it worth it? I personally wouldn't. Why not wait longer and then go to whatever the next card out is?

You don't have to upgrade every generation. My son went from a Ti4200 to a 8800GTS (G80) and loved the massive improvement he got, he won't change until he absolutely has to.
Friend of mine went from a 7800GT to one of my 8800GTSs and wasn't too thrilled with the difference.

qazwsxokmijn
15-10-2008, 09:20 AM
Well. I went from 2 8800GTS's (G92) in SLI to a 4870x2 and I dithered about doing it for quiet a while. Best thing I've bought!

However going from a 8800GT to a 4850 isn't a large jump.

Of the games you mention the only one you'd likely have preformance issues with would be Crysis. But not the rest.

So is it worth it? I personally wouldn't. Why not wait longer and then go to whatever the next card out is?

You don't have to upgrade every generation. My son went from a Ti4200 to a 8800GTS (G80) and loved the massive improvement he got, he won't change until he absolutely has to.
Friend of mine went from a 7800GT to one of my 8800GTSs and wasn't too thrilled with the difference.
I think Q Man is right in saying I just have to buy something new every time. I guess I won't be upgrading then.

Sheesh, when I read the title of your thread, I thought you were having woman troubles!! :p
Pun intended. :D

SolMiester
15-10-2008, 09:29 AM
Well. I went from 2 8800GTS's (G92) in SLI to a 4870x2 and I dithered about doing it for quiet a while. Best thing I've bought!

However going from a 8800GT to a 4850 isn't a large jump.

Of the games you mention the only one you'd likely have preformance issues with would be Crysis. But not the rest.

So is it worth it? I personally wouldn't. Why not wait longer and then go to whatever the next card out is?

You don't have to upgrade every generation. My son went from a Ti4200 to a 8800GTS (G80) and loved the massive improvement he got, he won't change until he absolutely has to.
Friend of mine went from a 7800GT to one of my 8800GTSs and wasn't too thrilled with the difference.

PCT, dont you have a 19" screen?, what res are you running?, can you please advise the % increase you got from a CPU bottlenecked SLI config to a X2 CPU bottleneck, I'm curious to know if you noticed any improvement at all?