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December 31, 2009 11:49:21 PM

I am looking to purchase two video cards to hook-up in a crossfire arrangment, The XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 at; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or the XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... I am seeking advice to make this decision. Or would it be more practical to purchase one XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 for a bit more than the two would cost.
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January 1, 2010 12:44:17 AM

I'm thinking you should get one HD 5870, because I'm considering that to replace my two HD 4870s. Then I could add another when the prices come down. We know the 5870 will be good for long a while.
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January 1, 2010 12:57:19 AM

The 4890 has better performance as does the 260....if keeping the GFX cards for more than 2 years tho, the 5770 might be the better buy for longevity reasons.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890

$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)
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