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May 17, 2010 2:36:08 AM

i have 350 should i get a 750 watt psu and another 4890

or a gtx 470 and keep my 550 watt psu

so 2 4890 750 watt psu vs gtx 470 550 watt psu

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a c 272 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 2:38:26 AM

You have a 350w PSU and you are asking if you should keep your 550w PSU? :heink: 
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 2:52:43 AM

maybe he means $350??? but maybe not
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a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 3:06:02 AM

Confusing... Please re-explain what you're talking about.

Then give us more information. What do you use the GPUs for? Games? If so, what resolution is your monitor, and what games do you play? All of this is important in ultimately suggesting what your best option is.

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a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 3:07:03 AM

OP's hardware config says:

ati 4890 overclocked
Pentium E52002.5 GHz
6gbddr2
550 watt
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 3:13:45 AM

jerreece said:
OP's hardware config says:

ati 4890 overclocked
Pentium E52002.5 GHz
6gbddr2
550 watt


i would spend the money on a CPU upgrade
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a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 3:15:46 AM

ct1615 said:
i would spend the money on a CPU upgrade


I agree. The 4890 is a good GPU. I could see that E5200 as a potential limit to GPU performance, especially at the stock 2.5Ghz
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 3:22:04 AM

Yeah, your processor at stock makes a GPU upgrade basically pointless. That said that processor overclocks very well. If your motherboard allows for OCing you should be able to get it up to around 3.5ghz on just the stock cooler, close to 4ghz if you get a good fan/heatsink.
As for the video card personally I would probably Ebay the HD4890 and OC the hell out of this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
With Ebaying the HD4890 + $350 you should have enough left over for a good core 2 quad if you'd rather just upgrade the CPU.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 5:26:32 AM

ct1615 said:
maybe he means $350??? but maybe not


Good point, rereading the OP you could well be right.
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May 17, 2010 4:51:19 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Good point, rereading the OP you could well be right.



omfg sorry i have updated my hardware while hahah thats way off

i have a i5 @ 2.66
haf 922
8gb ddr3
4890 overclocked
550 watt psu
msi p55 gd55
samsung spintpint 1000 gb 7200 rpm
and 350 dollars
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May 17, 2010 4:57:55 PM

jyjjy said:
lol, no need for a triple post.
What is the native resolution of your monitor?


1440 x 900
i use my pc for gaming at max with high framerates
also i may be getting hdmi cables to hook up to my 120 hertz 1080p hd tv
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May 17, 2010 4:58:20 PM

jerreece said:
I agree. The 4890 is a good GPU. I could see that E5200 as a potential limit to GPU performance, especially at the stock 2.5Ghz



hey i updated my rig
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 4:58:31 PM

lol, no need for a triple post.
What is the native resolution of your monitor?
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May 17, 2010 5:01:49 PM

i have windows 7 ulitmate as well
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 5:07:12 PM

For your current resolution an overclocked HD4890 is already a rather extreme amount of overkill. You will see no benefit from a more powerful card. You will see some benefit at 1080p but even on that screen the HD4890 should still do very well. Really just keep your current card and don't worry about it. If anything your money would be much better spent on getting a larger, higher resolution monitor that is more appropriate for the card you already have.
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May 17, 2010 5:18:21 PM

jyjjy said:
For your current resolution an overclocked HD4890 is already a rather extreme amount of overkill. You will see no benefit from a more powerful card. You will see some benefit at 1080p but even on that screen the HD4890 should still do very well. Really just keep your current card and don't worry about it. If anything your money would be much better spent on getting a larger, higher resolution monitor that is more appropriate for the card you already have.



well still i just its kinda of a personal thing im a graphics whore and need more fps on crysis and baddle field bad company 2 in bfbc2 there are lag spikes when explosions happen and stuff crysis only max x4 aa and besides dx11 is out and looks great i want about 50+ fps on all my games its much more enjoyable for more. and i have money to spend and im not one to save up.
so yea 4890cf 750 watt psu or a gtx 470
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 5:22:33 PM

then get the gtx470
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 5:25:28 PM

Graphics whore + very low resolution monitor doesn't make sense to me at all but it's your money.
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May 17, 2010 5:39:29 PM

ct1615 said:
then get the gtx470


well i told u im buying hdmi cables for my 120 hertz 1080p tv so thats pretty good res
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a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 11:07:28 PM

I wouldn't bother for now, I would wait, there will both be better cards coming out and cheaper prices too.

And for the games you listed two 4890s in Xfire are actually a good combination as the games are not particularly favourable to one or the other, and Crysis already had the X2 slightly beating the HD5870 which slightly beat the GTX470, but they are all in the similar ball-park, but not really good value upgrades from a single HD4890.

But seriously, you say you're not one to wait yet you didn't get and HD5870 when they were cheaper and newer, and so really I'd say wait another 3-4 months and get a better card at a better price.

Why rush out now? Wait for a game to truly require it, more than simply wanting to go from 2XAA to 4XAA.

And if DX11 is your bag, then dual HD4890s isn't even a consideration, and in that case you especially want to get the tweaked cards geared towards improved DX11 performance.
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a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 11:49:05 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
I wouldn't bother for now, I would wait, there will both be better cards coming out and cheaper prices too.

And for the games you listed two 4890s in Xfire are actually a good combination as the games are not particularly favourable to one or the other, and Crysis already had the X2 slightly beating the HD5870 which slightly beat the GTX470, but they are all in the similar ball-park, but not really good value upgrades from a single HD4890.

But seriously, you say you're not one to wait yet you didn't get and HD5870 when they were cheaper and newer, and so really I'd say wait another 3-4 months and get a better card at a better price.

Why rush out now? Wait for a game to truly require it, more than simply wanting to go from 2XAA to 4XAA.

And if DX11 is your bag, then dual HD4890s isn't even a consideration, and in that case you especially want to get the tweaked cards geared towards improved DX11 performance.


+10

Although, I think the 5850 is the best option as it has great oc capability, if I would have known better, I wouldn't have a 5870 right know, but a 5850 cf.
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