Need to decide on my new graphic card and im down the the final two
Palit 512mb Nvidia 9800GTX pci-e
Asus 512mb Radeon HD 4850 2.0 pci-e
Having studied the 3dmark bench tests for both singly and in comparison,it would seem they are very similar in their performance with the radeon edging slightly ahead in some tests and much better in overall power consumption when running at load
However [and its a big however]
The Radeon idles @ over 60c and @ load ,over 90c
And it also vents into the case whereas the Nvidia vents to the outside
Theres a couple of quid between them retail.
If i pick the nvidia then im adding £45+ as the PSU needs to upgrade for the extra power its using
If i pick the Radeon then i need extra fans and maybe an aftermarket cooler
Its going on an Intel processor, probably a core 2 duo E8400,maybe a Quad Q6600.
This is worse than building a bike
Im hankering towards the 9800GTX
Anybody using any of these 2 and have some advice or opinions on them
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