Ati 4890

I currently have an ASRock A780GMH which has the onboard Radeon 3200. Would it be better to purchase a GTX 275 or get an ATI 4890 and run crossfire with the onboard video?
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  1. bump.........
  2. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT run crossfire with onboard video....if that is even possible.
  3. it IS possible, crossfireX ;) on board helps out the GPU if needed
  4. Buy 2 4850 in Xfire or one 4850 X2^^
  5. No no, let him try to crossfire a 3200 with a 4890.. It would be funny..

    Luckily though this isn't possible..
  6. daedalus685 said:
    No no, let him try to crossfire a 3200 with a 4890.. It would be funny..

    Luckily though this isn't possible..


    yea I didn't think so, and if it was... you'd be limiting your 1GB card to like 128 mb and also slaughtering your clock speeds.
  7. no its possible

    http://game.amd.com/us-en/crossfirex_hybrid.aspx

    hybird ;)

    not sure about performace through
  8. Only up to the 3470 the 4890 does not see to appear in the listing.


    @ OP, it's a coin toss between the GTX275 & the 4890 depending on whether you get standard or OC'd versions of either they are about neck and neck in the benchies. I vote GTX275.
  9. I am deciding the same dilemma whether to buy ATI 4890 or GTX275, Is there any noticeable difference between the actual display graphics for things like smoke, steam, etc. Also is there any difference in heat output? Any recommendations for brand? I recently RMA'd my 4870 but plan on replacing it, too loud and runs too hot all the time, even at idle!
  10. AMD is dropping the prices on 4890's to $199. Just a heads up.
  11. IQ is subjective, one man's meat is another man's poison, as for brand I like XFX's double lifetime warranty.
  12. http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd4890_toxic_vaporx/

    Nice review of the higher end 4890's vs various Nvidia models

    You might also want to factor in phsyix, cuda isnt viable yet as a bargaining chip IMO
  13. ssguy24 said:
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_hd4890_toxic_vaporx/

    Nice review of the higher end 4890's vs various Nvidia models

    You might also want to factor in phsyix, cuda isnt viable yet as a bargaining chip IMO

    It's a shame they didn't include an OC'd GTX275.
  14. XFX makes a 4890. I love the warranty too. But an overclocked 4890 will thrash a GTX275 assuming you push it far enough as the 4890 will go farther. Otherwise theyre pretty much neck and neck. Go for an XFX 4890 as its got the warranty, and its cheaper.
  15. mcnuggetofdeath said:
    XFX makes a 4890. I love the warranty too. But an overclocked 4890 will thrash a GTX275 assuming you push it far enough as the 4890 will go farther. Otherwise theyre pretty much neck and neck. Go for an XFX 4890 as its got the warranty, and its cheaper.

    What's needed is a back to back comparison between a GTX275 OC'd to the max and a 4890 that's been OC'd to the max, probably never happen though.
  16. I agree the warranty is a huge sales point! But also for the same price as a GTX275 I could buy a 4850X2 which compares closer to the GTX280/285 for less money.
  17. And if it's an XFX then It's a win win.
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