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Gtx 275 sli VS ATI 4890 crossfire

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August 15, 2009 6:52:44 PM

Which would be better at a 1920x1200 resolution 24" monitor and on an i7 920 overclock at 4ghz
August 15, 2009 7:00:08 PM

I'd guess the 4890 is with the 9.8 drivers, since they affect i7 systems as well.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 7:26:04 PM

After these drivers, we need new reviews
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a c 277 U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 7:32:39 PM

Catman224 said:
Which would be better at a 1920x1200 resolution 24" monitor and on an i7 920 overclock at 4ghz

Coin toss.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 7:55:55 PM

Im not so sure anymore. The CF numbers went way up with the new drivers.
Currently, I think it favors the 4890 cf
a c 107 U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 8:03:36 PM

Nice of ATI to finally come out with bitchin drivers after we all played those games to death. Wonder how they'll work with what's coming in the next few month's ?
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 8:11:19 PM

Thats what Im trying to find out. Is it the new multithreading support? Or super tweaks?
Theyve said it has more gains on their cpus as well, and that could mean several things also
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 8:56:53 PM

Well, now Im reading of rumors of a new driver team at ATI as well, so who knows?
August 15, 2009 10:12:35 PM

Guess I'll take my chances and go with 499s
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 10:32:16 PM

They were even, depending on game, but the new drivers has changed all that
I dont make this recommendation lightly, 2 days ago, Id have said whichevers cheaper
August 15, 2009 10:46:47 PM

Cheaper is always a good way to go on two similar products.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 11:02:05 PM

I agree, while the price pont may hold on ATI cards, now with these timely improvements, nVidia cards may drop some
August 15, 2009 11:21:52 PM

Yeah i heard about the 4990 X2 coming out but I'm not sure when its gonna come out.
I'm probably gonna hold off on the Direct X 11 cards as I'm not sure about the price and i have around a 450-500$ budget on graphics for the comp I'm in the process of building.


a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 11:27:44 PM

Give it 2 weeks or so, we will all know more by then, and prices will start to be more clear as to drops etc
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 11:29:50 PM

I also heard about the 4890 X2 but i dont think that its going to happen, seeing that in the time the 4890 x2 is out, AMD will have much better performing cards so a single 5890 could potentially be better than a 4890 x2. if it was gonna happen, it would have already.
a c 277 U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 11:30:25 PM

Catman224 said:
Yeah i heard about the 4990 X2 coming out but I'm not sure when its gonna come out.
I'm probably gonna hold off on the Direct X 11 cards as I'm not sure about the price and i have around a 450-500$ budget on graphics for the comp I'm in the process of building.

I would not worry about DX11. It will be some time before you need it. Game companies will not sell very many games that require a DX11 card to run well. If you want to buy now, consider a XFX or EVGA card. They offer a 90 day trade-up program which applies your current purchase price to a better card. A GTX275 would be a good choice.
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 11:38:17 PM

It has nothing at all to do with need. If DX11 cards come out soon thatll stomp say a 275 in perf for the same price, whatcha gonna do?
a b U Graphics card
August 15, 2009 11:51:22 PM

uncfan_2563 said:
I also heard about the 4890 X2 but i dont think that its going to happen, seeing that in the time the 4890 x2 is out, AMD will have much better performing cards so a single 5890 could potentially be better than a 4890 x2. if it was gonna happen, it would have already.



The 4890 x2 will still likely beat the low in 5 series cards and if not then it will be the new low end budget card. I am pretty sure ATI already confirmed one was coming out and there is no reason not to release one at a low price point as it will be a 'high powered cheap alternative' to the 5XXX. Get two of those in quad fire and you have a rig that would likely beat any of the 5XXX until their x2 cards come out which likely won't be at first.



Anyways I would suggest you go with the CF 4890's. They likely are more powerful with the new drivers.
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