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Powercolor PCS+ 4890 vs MSI GTX 275 Twinfrozr

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August 18, 2009 4:58:28 PM

Hi, I'm searching for a new video card, wondering which of these cards would be better in terms of performance.

Powercolor PCS+ 4890 1GB


MSI GTX 275 OC 896MB Twinfrozr


I can't order from newegg since I don't live anywhere near the states but I can get both cards for the same price so the price difference is not a concern. Anyone has any first hand experience with either card? Please share :D 

P.S. Won't mind knowing bout temps and power consumption too!
a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2009 12:54:30 PM

Go for the 4890.
Faster than the GTX 275.
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a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2009 12:55:38 PM

ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 - System Requirements

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)

http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonhd4800/requirements-4...
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a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2009 1:04:55 PM

80-90ºC is average
115ºC is threshhold
127ºC burnout

Some cards report 100ºC as threshold in Rivatuner, such as 8800GT.
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August 21, 2009 12:26:21 PM

hmm but both cards here are overclocked, so would the 4890 still be faster than the GTX 275?
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August 21, 2009 12:31:10 PM

stock vs. stock, both cards are the same. but the 4890 has more overclocking headroom. when oc'ed to the max, the 4890 is equal or greater than the gtx285. (check out sapphire's 4890 atomic)
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September 25, 2009 12:11:18 PM

untrue the GTX275 and even the GTX260 lighting form MSI wastes the 4890!!
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