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4890 upgrade to GTX 570

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December 10, 2010 8:53:10 PM

Hey guys I was just wondering if an upgrade from a XFX 4890 to a EVGA GTX 570 Super-Clocked would provide a reasonable performance boost. Im selling my 4890 to a really close friend so the upgrade would costs me $250 instead of $370. Another question is if this upgrade would help the fps for online gaming or is that the internet connection? The game is arma 2 btw

My Gaming resolution is 1080p

My computer specs are
CPU - i7 920 @ 3.3ghz
Ram - GSkill 1600mhz tri channel 6gb ram
(power supply is Cooler-Master silent pro 850w so no concerns on power but only heat generated by the cards)

My current card

XFX 4890 http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/HD%2040...

EVGA GTX 570 SuperClocked http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=012-P3-157...

If I buy a GTX 570 I will SLI it next year sometime (My mobo has two x16 pci slots) if I do not upgrade I will be holding off until the 600 series. I know the amd 6900's are right around the corner but I want Nvidia for the physix feature thanks for any input =)

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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 8:58:37 PM

Yes.

Its a nice boost. You have a excellent cpu. Game on.
The 4890 slots in at around the 5830
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 9:01:10 PM

The GTX 570 is approximately 75% faster than the HD4890. It is also a lot more power efficient at idle and gives you DX11 so overall yes, it is a worthy upgrade.
Even if you go for the 570 rather than one of the upcoming AMD cards it may be wise to hold off until they are released. The competition will likely drive down prices.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 10:52:54 PM

jyjjy said:
The GTX 570 is approximately 75% faster than the HD4890. It is also a lot more power efficient at idle and gives you DX11 so overall yes, it is a worthy upgrade.
Even if you go for the 570 rather than one of the upcoming AMD cards it may be wise to hold off until they are released. The competition will likely drive down prices.




^+1 ... I agree. :) 
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December 11, 2010 1:58:37 PM

what about from GTX 285 ... to 570???
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a c 620 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 4:16:38 PM

Milos-stancene said:
what about from GTX 285 ... to 570???

Interesting that's not on the chart. The chart must have been getting so big, TechPowerUP pared it down a bit.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 6:42:02 PM

The performance of the GTX 285 is right in line with the GTX 465 on that chart so the reference GTX 570 is roughly 50% faster.
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December 11, 2010 7:38:19 PM

jyjjy said:
The performance of the GTX 285 is right in line with the GTX 465 on that chart so the reference GTX 570 is roughly 50% faster.

50%,not worth the money
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 7:43:41 PM

Eh, 50% is a nice increase. Overclocking can also extend the difference. There are other factors as well like DX11, the latest A/V standards, ect. Whether it is worth it is more of a personal decision.
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