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4890 or 4870

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 16, 2009 10:34:05 PM

I am debating getting a 4870 or a 4890. I have a Samsung 22" 1680x1050.

I'm thinking I probably don't need the 4890 but I'm not sure. I just want some opinions.

System specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 (2.6GHz)
4GB Corsair DDR2-800
Radeon HD 4830
PC P&C 500W PSU (35 amps on 12V rail)
Some rubbish MSI mobo (no overclocking options)
Windows XP (32 bit)

Thanks in advance!

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July 17, 2009 12:22:27 AM

It really depends on the price difference between both cards you are interested in. I think anything less than $50 is worth the upgrade.
July 17, 2009 1:23:37 AM

$45 difference. $194.99 vs. $149.99. Both with free shipping. I'm leaning towards the 4890 now because I think I am going to get a GIGABYTE 790GX and a Phenom II 940BE since Newegg has a combo for only $260.