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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 22, 2010 10:43:56 AM

Hey guys,
I currently have an ATI Radeon 4890 and im looking at getting a new video card. These new GTX480s caught my eye but I heard that there are cheaper Radeons out there at the moment that can deliver close to the same power for a significantly cheaper price? So basically I just want to know, what is the best upgrade from a 4890? My budget is around $600

cheers guys

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July 22, 2010 10:52:17 AM

What's the rest of your computer specs?
July 22, 2010 11:00:53 AM

CPU: q8400
RAM: 4gb
HDD: 2tb
Power Supply: 650w
OS: Windows 7

My resolution for games is usually 1920x1080

Hope that helps
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July 22, 2010 6:18:27 PM

What brand power supply is that?, how many HDDs? Any overclocking? What is your motherboard...

This is list of the top ten GPUs

Radeon Ares HD5870X2 4GB
Radeon HD5970 4GB
Radeon HD5970 2GB
Geforce GTX 480 1536MB
Geforce GTX 295 1792MB
Radeon HD4870X2 2GB
Radeon HD5870 2GB
Radeon HD5870 1GB
Geforce GTX 470 1280MB
Radeon HD5850 1GB

So if you want the DX11 feature of the GTX480 at $460, youll have to skip the 4870x2, so that leaves the 5870 2GB which is weaker and $489 or the 1GB version which is weaker yet, at $380 , and the 5970 2GB which is better, but its $680...

So you have

HD5970 2GB @ $680
GTX 480 1.5GB @ $460-$500
HD 5870 2GB @ $489
HD 5870 1GB @ $380