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2x HD 4890 or 2x GTX 285

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October 6, 2009 1:11:56 AM

buying a gaming system can decide between 2x asus 4890 in CF or 2x Asus GTX 285 in SLI
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October 6, 2009 1:25:40 AM

For more power and more price, GTX285
For more Bang-For-Buck, get 4890's
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October 6, 2009 2:13:44 AM

Whats the price difference between the two? The cheapest GTX285 i could find was 305 on newegg, which makes it quite a bit more than an ATI 4890, even the most expensive. I would suggest getting a 5870 instead, 2 if you can get your hand on them, they will use less power and perform as well or slightly better than 2 GTX285s for a bit more.

What power supply and monitor resolution will you be using because any of those setups will provide a lot of graphics power.
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October 6, 2009 2:36:19 AM

Get a single 5870 for $379 instead. This card OCs to very high levels. It can reach up to 1Ghz core if you are tolerant to noise. I've got it at 975 myself.
It does 19k 3dmarks by itself and 21k 3dmarks when paired with the 9600GSO as PhysX processor.

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/goraiden/5870%...

As an added bonus you get DX11 support for future games and Eyefinity for triple display gaming.

Check out L4D on Eyefinity 3x displays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR7cNLUqPao&feature=play...
October 6, 2009 4:26:18 AM

hunter315 said:
Whats the price difference between the two? The cheapest GTX285 i could find was 305 on newegg, which makes it quite a bit more than an ATI 4890, even the most expensive. I would suggest getting a 5870 instead, 2 if you can get your hand on them, they will use less power and perform as well or slightly better than 2 GTX285s for a bit more.

What power supply and monitor resolution will you be using because any of those setups will provide a lot of graphics power.


i run a 30" HD adn ill be getting a 1000W
October 6, 2009 4:35:55 AM

If you can afford dual 285s, you can afford dual 5850s. Simple as that :p 

When you say 30" HD, do you mean 1920x1080 as in an HDTV? Or 2560x1600 as in a high end computer monitor? Big difference.
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