Which graphics card?

By Captainmk
Dec 27, 2008
  1. My 8800GTX gave way yesterday and died due to being put under too much stress by the latest nvidia drivers. Since it's not under warranty I need to a buy a replacement.

    My budget is around £150

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp... 1024MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp..." 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp... GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp... GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

    Which one is the best option? I really want to get something on par or better than the 8800GTX as I hate downgrading. If I get the GTX, will the fact that it has 256mb less memory really matter?
  2. smileymiley

    smileymiley TS Rookie

    I'm no ATI fanboy, but the 4850 is an AMAZING card for the price. It can beat the 9800GTX(+) on most games (bar crysis which was optimised for nvidia). Just make sure you get a dual-slot version of the card as it runs mighty hot in a single-slot configuration.

    Good Luck...
  3. direwolf007

    direwolf007 TS Rookie Posts: 105

    Out of those, the BFG is fastest, and the Asus is the best cooled. The loss of 256Mb of GRAM doesn't really hurt when compared to the old G80 GTX, except perhaps at the highest resolutions or much much AA.

    I second the HD4850 option, in particular this:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail

    If you can shell out a bit more money, this is superior to all 9800GTX+ cards and the HD4850:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail
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