GT130 or Radeon 4850

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by new2this09, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. new2this09 macrumors newbie

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    I'm gaming with COD4 and others of the same intensity. Going all out for ultimate iMac 24".

    I would just assume the 4850 is a better graphics card... so my question is... is it really worth the extra money? Is it that much better?

    Also have to wait 4-6 weeks for shipment on a 4850!
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You dont need the 4850 for COD4, you can play COD4 on a MBP comfortably with the 9600M so only get it if you have the money spare.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^^Why did you bring up a laptop in this thread? :confused: Seems like a rather poor recommendation when he's interested in buying a desktop.


    I'd get the 4850. From what I've read, the standard card isn't so great. I'd be OK with it, but then again, I don't game. ;)
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Its something called a real world comparison, generally helps people make decisions. I was trying to show if a crappy MBP 9600 can play COD4 in maxed out settings easily, he doesnt need to worry about anything that a Mac Pro can do.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    See here or here. The MBP's 9600M may not be so bad, but only compared to iMacs. :eek:


    They're mostly just renamed cards. The GT 130 is pretty much a 9600-series card.

    He's not talking about a Mac Pro, and none of the Mac Pros have a GT 130 option. Mac Pros have a GT 120, which is worse than the earlier 8800 card from Nvidia, and worse than the GT 130 in the iMac that we're actually talking about.

    Did you read his post? :confused:
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    GT120 is a 9500 GT, GT130 is a 9600 GT. Get the ATI card if you want to play COD4.
     
  7. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Get the 4850 for a little future proofing. You'll probably regret it if you don't.
     
  8. frode444 macrumors newbie

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    GT130 or Radeon 4850

    hi

    i'm a newbie as well and i was wondering about
    those graphics cards since it is really confusing stuff

    i would like to use my new imac to :

    - do a lot of graphic design in cs 4
    - some video editing
    - some 3d graphics in ZBrush
    - and maybe a little bit of gaming like cod 4

    i like to have a lot of programs open at the same time
    since i switch between them a lot...
    and a lot of windows on the mac open as well
    and i have sometimes 50- 100 files on the desktop ( skrivebord )

    so what graphics card would you recomend me ?

    RADEON 4850 card or the GT130 ?

    -frode
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    WRONG!!!!!

    GT120 = 9600
    GT130 = 9650

    i agree, ati card.. lasts longer :)
     

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