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Ati 4890

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June 12, 2009 2:46:16 AM

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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June 12, 2009 4:56:12 AM

bump.........
a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 5:37:08 AM

DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT run crossfire with onboard video....if that is even possible.
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June 12, 2009 8:45:37 AM

it IS possible, crossfireX ;)  on board helps out the GPU if needed


June 12, 2009 2:48:21 PM

Buy 2 4850 in Xfire or one 4850 X2^^
a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 3:00:34 PM

No no, let him try to crossfire a 3200 with a 4890.. It would be funny..

Luckily though this isn't possible..
a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 4:17:31 PM

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.
a c 273 U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 5:09:56 PM

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.
June 12, 2009 7:55:11 PM

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!
June 12, 2009 8:04:07 PM

AMD is dropping the prices on 4890's to $199. Just a heads up.
a c 273 U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 8:07:41 PM

IQ is subjective, one man's meat is another man's poison, as for brand I like XFX's double lifetime warranty.
June 12, 2009 8:20:47 PM

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.
a c 273 U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 8:40:57 PM

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.
June 12, 2009 9:05:10 PM

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.
a c 273 U Graphics card
June 12, 2009 9:08:18 PM

And if it's an XFX then It's a win win.
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