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Keep 3870 crossfire or upgrade for $200

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October 8, 2009 11:25:05 PM

Hey, im wondering if i should use $200 to upgrade to a 4890/4870 or just keep them? If the performance increase will be less than 50%, please let me know.

Phenom IIx4 940
gigabyte ga-ma 790x ud4p
2 3870s in crossfire
corsair 850tx
640gb HDD
8gb ddr2 1066
Antec 902 case
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October 9, 2009 6:28:39 AM

It depends on the games you play and at what res.
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October 9, 2009 6:38:30 AM

2x 3870s in Xfire performs equal to or slightly better than a 4870.

You have a fairly decent set up and I'd suggest you wait for the prices of the 5x00 series to go down (prolly when the GT300 releases) before you upgrade.
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October 9, 2009 2:14:37 PM

Just keep those cards.You have 200$ to spend.

Save some more and wait for newer cards like GT300 and see what you can get...


And ya...
IMO The performance difference won't be 50%.
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October 9, 2009 9:54:57 PM

soundefx said:
It depends on the games you play and at what res.


Oh, i forgot to say, my monitor res is 1920x1080, but i play at.. 1680x1050
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October 10, 2009 5:22:22 AM

Why don't you play at your monitors native res.?

Anyway, I know that the 4800 is a great improvement from the 3870, but I am with the others who say to wait a while. More competition over time will most likely drive the prices down a bit across the board.
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