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4890 Vapor X worth the extra?

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July 2, 2009 12:01:31 AM

Hey guys, I have the choice between the sapphire 4890 (Link: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...) and the Sapphire Vapor-X 4890 (Link: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...)

Do you think it's worth the extra $30 to go for the Vapor X over the normal 1gb sapphire edition? I will be cross firing with a new DX 11 card when they come out. Thanks for any information guys :) 

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a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 12:07:30 AM

Pretty sure you wont be able to crossfire a 4890 with any of the new dx11 cards.
July 2, 2009 12:09:02 AM

Oh ok, that's alright. The 4890 will tide me over a year or so until I decide to upgrade. Either way, would the investment to the Vapor X be worth it?
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July 2, 2009 12:21:50 AM

It's in Australian dollars mate, sorry forgot to mention it. This is as cheap as you'll get atm. 79c US buys $1 Australian atm.
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 12:28:47 AM

Oh its okay i thought for a sec it was in USD. In my opinion get the cheaper one because you could always overclock yourself. Sure the vapor addition will probably run cooler and oc a bit more but its not worth spending the extra 30$. 2-5% max increase is not worth it. Buying ram with that extra 30$ would help more (if you have 4gig already then maybe not lol)
a c 235 U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 12:31:01 AM

looks like you will not be keeping the card long and the premium you pay for an OC card is rarely returned on the used market.
a c 235 U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 12:32:01 AM

invisik said:
Oh its okay i thought for a sec it was in USD. In my opinion get the cheaper one because you could always overclock yourself. Sure the vapor addition will probably run cooler and oc a bit more but its not worth spending the extra 30$. 2-5% max increase is not worth it. Buying ram with that extra 30$ would help more (if you have 4gig already then maybe not lol)


or he could send the $30 to me...that way both of us will be happy! :D 
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 12:53:23 AM

how about we split that 30$ 50/50
=P
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 1:08:51 AM

In Oz I'd go for the Vapor-X simply because you'd make good use of that cooler. Working out the exchange vs the uk £, £164 for the vapor-x is a damn good deal.

It's a tough one overall, you won't regret getting the vapor-x and you will probably get a few $$ more for it when reselling so yep, that would be my choice.
July 2, 2009 1:40:12 AM

Thanks a lot for the advice everyone. Basically i've decided to go the cheaper option. There's some really nice GPU coolers for under $50 which I could put on at a later date if I decide to push past simple overclocking myself. Thanks a lot

This is the set up it will be used on:

WWW.PCCASEGEAR.COM

Memory: OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum 3x2GB - $165.00
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 4890HD - $289
PSU: Corsair TX-750 750W Power Supply - $205
CPU Heatsink: CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooler - $89
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB - $90

MSY

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 1366pin-series - $390
Motherboard: G-B EX58-UD4P - $324
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case - $209
Optical Drive: SATA SONY - $39
a b U Graphics card
February 5, 2010 6:12:19 PM

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I own two of these cards to date in one of my systems, let me tell you the biggest differance is the cfm in the fans. (The fans blow alot more air) and they are alot quieter than the Asus 4890 and the HIS 4890 esspecially! :)  Right now the price for this card is like 185$ on newegg :D 


Yes, that is great info. Be sure to send it back in time half a year to when the OP might have cared...

I'll assume that you forgot to read the date of the thread and not that you are part of some viral marketing team..
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