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October 29, 2009 7:20:47 PM

Just wondering, should I get an GTX 260 or a Radeon HD 4890? I read benchmarks and apparently, the 4890 is better than the GTX 260. (Reference)

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a c 330 U Graphics card
October 29, 2009 7:31:56 PM

Give us the rest of your specs, including monitor resolution and details of the powersupply because although the HD4890 is faster, it my not be better for your system.
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October 29, 2009 11:31:27 PM

coozie7 said:
Give us the rest of your specs, including monitor resolution and details of the powersupply because although the HD4890 is faster, it my not be better for your system.



Sorry for the late reply.

This card is for my new build from NewEgg. I'm trying to keep it below $1300.

CPU: i7-920

MOBO: Asus P6T SE

RAM: 3 x 2GB OCZ Gold @ 1600Mhz

PSU: Corsair 750TX

CPU Fan: Cooler Master V8

Case: Cooler Master Mystique MID-ATX

Optical: Sony Optiarc Black

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

I've got dual monitors set up, each at 1280 x 1024. Pair of Dells, not really looking for replace em.
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a c 412 U Graphics card
October 30, 2009 12:49:31 AM

Synthetic benchmarks actually are not the best tool to determine which card better suits your gaming needs since a game engine might favor how one video card processes data over another.

The benchmarks from the following review should solidify your decision:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-h...
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October 30, 2009 8:35:51 AM

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This is the best deal I've found on the 5870.... everywhere else is sold out!



i think $400 is a bit much since he only has $1300 to spend all up :heink: 
ive also seen the 5870 for 350-370 just shop around more they are out there
i would get a 57xx card in that price range
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October 30, 2009 6:05:23 PM

Originally I was looking to get the 5770. A user commented that the 5770 was the weakest link in my build. I've been looking at benchmarks/reviews for it. It seems like a good card. Anybody actually own one? Care to comment?

EDIT:

Forgot to mention, I switched the case to the Antec 900.
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a c 330 U Graphics card
October 30, 2009 8:25:07 PM

^ Even nicer build:) 
The p6t se is Crossfire capable and the 5770 flies in CF, but even a single card should handle your monitors easily enough, so I'd also suggest one of those is the best way to go.
The 4890 or GTX260 are tempting, but for a new build they have a far shorter life than the new 57XX or 58XX cards. You may come to regret purchasing these faster but 'old and 'obsolete' cards in the not too distant future as DX11 gains ground.
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October 31, 2009 1:36:18 AM

Thanks to everybody for their replies!

@ COOZIE7
I could probably do CF on my budget (maybe step over a little bit lol), however I'm looking forward for the Nvidia Fermi cards! Should be releasing sometime Q1 2010?
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a c 330 U Graphics card
October 31, 2009 2:13:58 PM

There is no hard information as yet, Nvida are keeping their cards very firmly covered but the general concensus seems to be early 2010.
It's your money, mate, if you want Nvidia then go for it! ;) 
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