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December 25, 2009 12:02:53 AM

Well,Im lookin for a new graphic card and I haven't been on the subject for a long time so I saw the Nvidia GTX275 and the ATI 4890!

Which one do you think it's the best?
Both cost the same.
Plus,I heard that when you use Intel ,you should put Nvidia and if you got a AMD cpu, you should put ATI!
Is that so important?
Does it make any difference?

--Tom

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December 25, 2009 1:30:45 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09


$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)
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December 25, 2009 5:12:51 AM

techwetenschap said:
Well,Im lookin for a new graphic card and I haven't been on the subject for a long time so I saw the Nvidia GTX275 and the ATI 4890!

Which one do you think it's the best?
Both cost the same.
Plus,I heard that when you use Intel ,you should put Nvidia and if you got a AMD cpu, you should put ATI!
Is that so important?
Does it make any difference?

--Tom

GTX 275 performs slightly better than HD 4890.
That thing that you have heard is wrong,you can use a Nvidia card on both Intel/AMD chipset and you can use an ATI card on Intel/AMD chipset.
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December 25, 2009 5:22:25 AM

At the same price go I'd probably go for the GTX 275 but the HD4890 is usually substantially cheaper(in the US at least.) The processor shouldn't be a factor at all but what may be worth considering is the SLI vs crossfire compatibility of your motherboard.
December 25, 2009 2:18:12 PM

hmm ... thanks! and something last id like to know! is it DDR3 better or DDR5?
(forgot to mention it above)
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December 25, 2009 2:31:23 PM

DDR5 is faster than DDR3.
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December 25, 2009 3:07:09 PM

But GTX 275 is faster than HD 4890,its not only the GDDR5 VS GDDR3,overall GTX 275 is a faster option and since the prices of both are the same,its better to go with a
GTX 257
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December 25, 2009 5:34:04 PM

While the GTX 275 uses slower DDR3 ram it also has a wider 448-bit memory bus. The memory bandwidth is the important number and both of the cards you are asking about are basically equal at approximately 130 GB/S.
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January 2, 2010 8:52:30 AM

i reccomend you definitly the gtx 275 it has a ddr3 but it better than the ati 4890
and the ati have many problems i have a 4890 and i can t play games for 3 hour my system crash
January 2, 2010 9:21:42 AM

get a 5850 if you can since its future proof and eats gtx275 for breakfast!
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January 2, 2010 9:50:45 AM

Quote:
i reccomend you definitly the gtx 275 it has a ddr3 but it better than the ati 4890
and the ati have many problems i have a 4890 and i can t play games for 3 hour my system crash

It doesn't mean that if you have errors with your 4890 then its a bad card :) 
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January 2, 2010 9:51:01 AM

whemian said:
get a 5850 if you can since its future proof and eats gtx275 for breakfast!

The OP is asking to choose between GTX 275 and HD 4890
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January 2, 2010 10:05:42 AM

Well if there both the same price, it really doesnt matter as they both perform equally, but like as previously mentioned take note of whether you have a crossfire or SLi board as you may want to add a second card later on.

Here in the UK a GTX275 will set you back roughly £30 more than a HD4890, obviously that may not be the same where you live.

I know your asking between the 275 and 4890, but have you considered a 5770??
January 9, 2010 12:36:22 PM

5770 with 128-bit memory interface??
Isnt that too low?
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January 9, 2010 12:43:29 PM

No its not a problem as it uses GDDR5 memory
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January 9, 2010 12:45:47 PM

techwetenschap said:
5770 with 128-bit memory interface??
Isnt that too low?

It is swapping blows with HD4870 and GTX260 regardless of the 128bit memory interface.
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