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Geforce 9800 GX2 vs Radeon 4890

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June 10, 2010 10:31:35 AM

I've been out of the loop with graphics cards for a while. I purchased a super computer with a Geforce 9800 GX2 1024MB PCIe card a while ago.

The graphics card is now faulty, and the company is offering to replace it with a Radeon HD 4890 1024MB card.

My question is, is this a good deal? Are the two cards comparible?
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 12:45:44 PM

9800GX2 would be faster,but the difference isn't huge.Also 4980 runs cooler and has less power consumption too
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 2:07:33 PM

An HD5850 would be the equivalent of a 9800GX2, an HD5870 being much better. The 4890 is worse, but not terribly. You might even see an improvement in games as well.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 3:21:34 PM

Yup,a 5850 would be a more reasonable upgrade
June 10, 2010 3:31:53 PM

Thatnks for your replies. Is there any reviews I can look at for this. For example, I am most interested in looking at Crysis FPS for both the cards.

I have tried to search for this information in google, but havent found anything of value yet.
a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 4:00:58 PM

A GTX 285 would be a more appropriate comparison for a 9800 GX2.
June 10, 2010 9:57:28 PM

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Here, 4890 vs. 9800GX2 in Crysis
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_4890_P...


This is exactly what I was looking for!!

From this, I can see that the cards are more or less comparible - it all depends on the game. The GX2 might be ahead alittle.

The most important page was the one with the resolutions. I have a huge monitor that runs 1900xwhatever, so the 4890 might be better for me.

Please remember that this is a warranty replacement. So I dont have the choice to upgrade. I can only get one of comparible value.
a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2010 10:28:07 PM

jagdipa said:
This is exactly what I was looking for!!

From this, I can see that the cards are more or less comparible - it all depends on the game. The GX2 might be ahead alittle.

The most important page was the one with the resolutions. I have a huge monitor that runs 1900xwhatever, so the 4890 might be better for me.

Please remember that this is a warranty replacement. So I dont have the choice to upgrade. I can only get one of comparible value.


Yeah but when my 9800 gx2 died, I got the EVGA rep to give me a GTX 285, so it can happen by chance! : )
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 11, 2010 6:57:15 AM

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Its XFX right? Ask for a HD5850 and sometimes the rep would be nice enough to approve it when they have excess stock. Good Luck!

+1
Try to get a 5850,but at the end if you couldn't then don't worry much,4890 is still a good card
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