So, is the HD4850 worth it over the GT130?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Styxie, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Styxie macrumors member

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    Can someone please post some benchmarks or other usefull information? I'm still debating whether I should order the GT130 or the HD4850 in my new iMac.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  3. goondog macrumors newbie

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    the price difference is $50.
    there are not too many products apple sells for that price.
    i would think that in a $2k+ machine that cant get cracked open - spend it, forget about it and then enjoy it.;)
     
  4. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    pay the extra $50 and know your getting a better computer overall

    The better the video card the longer your computer will stay "up-to-date"
     
  5. RichardI macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Same advice from me. Spend the money and consider it well spent.

    Rich :cool:
     
  6. polya80 macrumors member

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    Anyone got the benchmark (or a link to it) of GeForce 8800GS (imac 2008), GT130 (imac 2009) and the ATI 4850 (imac 2009)? Thanks
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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  8. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, one game really seals the deal :rolleyes:


    I hope it is good, but I am more than happy with my recent MBP purchase
     
  9. IrishBritish macrumors member

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    Early ATI Results look good

    Well now that makes all of us who have been waiting..... and spent the extra $50 soooooo much better:D:D:D:D:
     
  10. definitive macrumors 68000

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    1. spend extra money on the 4850
    2. play games at faster fps
    3. laugh at gt130 buyers
    4. ???
    5. profit
     
  11. RobLS macrumors member

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    My big reason is that I prefer ATI drivers for the mac over nvidia mac drivers.
     

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