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4870 vs 4890

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July 24, 2009 2:28:13 AM

im looking for a new video card and im in canada. i read some decent reviews on Powercolor and have decided to get one of their cards. i have found the 4870 1gb for 150 after mir and the 4890 1gb for 200 after mir. here are the links http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37408&promoi...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35105&vpn=AX...



i am using a 8800gt 512mb right now and am wanting to upgrade up. also am looking for a monitor inbetween 20/22 inchs whenever the time comes

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a c 235 U Graphics card
July 24, 2009 2:30:18 AM

are you asking if the 4890 is worth the extra $50?
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July 24, 2009 2:34:34 AM

yes sorry i didnt make it clear. that is what i am wondering. and if theres any difference with the cooling/temperatures
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a c 235 U Graphics card
July 24, 2009 2:41:22 AM

i would personally get the 4870 and put the extra $50 towards your new monitor. The 4870 can handle any game out there.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
July 24, 2009 3:13:52 AM

The 4890 is faster so go for it if you can afford it. If it's pushing your budget than then just get the 4870.
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2009 5:59:52 AM

Yes! please get a powercolor card. They're based in Cali unlike most of ATI's partners based in Asia. You'd do a great thing helping the North American economy.


also, i'd go with the 4890. I've seen one for like $169 on newegg and that's a pretty good deal, which i would have even gone for but my cpu is kinda weak.
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2009 2:26:58 PM

depends. stock settings on the 4890 arent really that special.

if you oc it to around 1ghz, it performs considerably better. or get a pre-oc'd model.
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