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New graphics card? is it better?

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December 1, 2010 11:56:43 PM

Looking at buying a new graphics card. Right now i have a XFX 4890. I was looking into buying a EVGA 470... I was comparing the specs and the 470 runs slower then the 4890 so would it really be that much better getting the 470?

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December 2, 2010 1:05:31 AM

The 470 certainly isn't slower, but there are better upgrades.


I'd get something like an HD5870/GTX480, or rather you could wait for ATI's newest cards (HD6900 series). nVidia's GTX570 is also coming.
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December 2, 2010 1:55:32 AM

Is it worth 23% performance increase?
Just like shadow said above, get higher card like HD5870/GTX480. Or jump to GTX580 if you have money...
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December 2, 2010 9:25:39 AM

I was looking at keeping it under $300 maybe $350 tops...which one would u recommened for that amount of money... If its not worth upgrading right now then ill just wait. I want to run a dual-monitor setup. I didnt know if the 4890 could handle both at the same time..
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December 2, 2010 3:10:36 PM

You can't go wrong with HD6870 and it is under 260$
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December 2, 2010 6:50:25 PM

470 is a faster card but why? Why do you want to upgrade. I have a gtx 260 and I can max everything I have at 1920x1080 with my c2d and 4 gigs of ram. I can play crysis with everything on high, with textures on very high (and some other stuff on very high) with 2x aa at 24-30 solid FPS.

If you had an 8800 I would say upgrade. But there is little point in upgrading. Unless your bank account if infinite. :) 
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December 2, 2010 7:12:19 PM

yeah its christmas. My mom wants to build a computer, so I figured I would get a new one and she can have my 4890. Thats more then she will ever really need. So thats really my reasonings on getting a new one. Its free for me so lol. I was really looking into the XFX HD6870 black edition.
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December 2, 2010 7:15:43 PM

Although i read that the drivers suck for it right now...
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December 4, 2010 2:30:44 PM

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December 4, 2010 2:41:32 PM

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