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G92 8800GTS 512 or HD4850?

By xz12058
Sep 21, 2008
  1. In my opinion HD4850 is better.but why is G92 8800GTS 512 more expensive than HD4850?
    What's the G92 8800GTS's advantage?



    by the way my 8800GTS 512's 3DMARK06 score is11707
    ( CPU Q6600
    motherboard P5Q
    RAM 3325M)
    Is it normal?
     
  2. Sparton 10

    Sparton 10 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    HD 4850 is better and performs on par with a 9800 GTX the only reason that the 8800GTS 512mb is more expensive is because there are less of them and they are more expensive to make than the 4850's
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    You also cannot base your judgements strictly on the synthetic benchmarks. It's more important to see results from things you actually do - such as if it's primarily for gaming look for benchies of games you actually play or might play and at the resolution native for your monitor. Also consider heat and power requirements - heat is really the only reason I don't have a 4870 X2 in my machine. IIRC the 4850 runs pretty hot as well - into the 70 C range when idling.
     
  4. xz12058

    xz12058 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks a lot
     
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    the heat can be easily suppressed by using CCC or RivaTuner to adjust the fan speed and applying a better thermal compound such as TX-2 or the new OCZ FreeZe stuff on the core. My HD4870 was running pretty hot, around 65-70 idle. Once I adjusted the fan speed the temps dropped into the high 50s which I felt was still a little toasty. Once I applied some OCZ FreeZe to the core I saw my temps fall even further, into the low 40s.
     
  6. norbe09

    norbe09 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    gts is nice really nice
     
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