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4890CF vs 5870 tests

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 30, 2009 8:28:59 AM

4890CF vs 5870, who's faster?
any proof?

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September 30, 2009 8:39:17 AM

thanx, but in the test the 4890 is not in crossfire mode?!

4890CF vs 5870?
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September 30, 2009 1:41:24 PM

Well, the the 5870 trades blows with 4870CF, so 4890CF should be a little faster (on average), but the 5870 has the advantage of lower power consumption and directX 11
September 30, 2009 7:44:03 PM

thnax basket. I assumed so, but curious to see fps data.
Anyone, who finds such a test (before me) please link it.
September 30, 2009 8:38:40 PM

much appreciated
September 30, 2009 8:39:23 PM

a 4890 in CF beats a gtx 295 by a fair little bit in just about every single game, so I would assume that it would be better then a 5870. In my opinion if you have a 4890 already it would make more sense to drop 200 dollars in another one, oppose to buying a 5870 for 390 + tax.
September 30, 2009 8:58:47 PM

Quite true, but cannot slip over the fact: 4890 CF : idle around 300W, full load around:420W whereas the 5870 idle: around 20W, full load around 220W.
October 1, 2009 2:50:10 AM

that is true, but you can always spend the 170 you're saving on a new PSU and maybe put some away for your power bill xP
October 1, 2009 2:55:51 AM

OR you could get a 5870 and sell your 4890 for $150 on Ebay and only spend an extra $20 for DX11.
October 1, 2009 8:46:14 AM

yea cause then you have to sell two cards to get a dx11 card later on,which you can buy now and future proof yourself a little and be ready for windows 7
October 3, 2009 8:59:11 AM

jah, thanx, though its been linked before. I got the whole pic now.
October 4, 2009 12:52:37 AM

Yes but with the 5870 you get eyefinity and Dx11. I have been trying to get SoftTH to work with my 4890 thus far and zero luck. Wish ATI would release a patch that allows 4890's to do same as eyefinity.
October 4, 2009 12:55:27 AM

I have a 4890 but my psu isnt made for crossfire. To buy a second 4890 ($220) + PSU ($125), I am looking at about $350 without eyefinity or Dx11. Also, the scores we are seeing for the 5870 are with immature drivers.

If I didnt have to upgrade my power supply, I would get the second 4890 in a second, but alas, i have no choice. Also can't get SofTH to work no matter what for some reason.