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June 28, 2011 10:07:04 PM

Hey all,

I'm planning on selling my 4890 for 100 bucks for a DX11 card (preferably GTX460/HD6850/5850/Whatever's on sale around that performance point). My budget is 170 :T

First question of mine: Should I even upgrade my card? It's been 2 years of 60 FPS 1080p goodness, but I've noticed in recent games (SHIFT 2, Witcher 2) that my card isn't the piece of heaven that it once was. I notice that not all that many games support DX11 anyway, so I was wondering if it's even worth the trouble to upgrade (also considering my price point is 170 pre-tax)

2nd question: Is $100 a good selling price for the 4890 (this is including the crossfire bridge and DVI to HDMI adapter that came with it)? Is this too little to ask for? Too much? Just right?

Thanks guys :) 

PS: My specs -> CPU: i7 920 (3.1GHz), 6GB DDR3 RAM

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June 28, 2011 11:47:44 PM

Seriously, no one?
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June 29, 2011 12:11:13 AM

The 5850 is the fastest card out of the bunch, but I dont understand why you want to upgrade by such a small margin of increased performance.

What resolution are you playing at? Giving your total specs makes it easier to give advice.

I would recommend saving your money for a bigger improvement.
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June 29, 2011 12:16:23 AM

Well I figure that since I've been getting hiccups in some of the newer releases, that my card was getting out-of-date. I play at 1080p.

Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory:
6144MB RAM
Hard Drive:
1 TB
Video Card:
XFX Radeon HD 4890
Monitor:
DELL U2311H
Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)
Motherboard:
EVGA x58 SLI LE Motherboard
Computer Case:
Antec 300
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2011 12:23:33 AM

Nope, you couldn't be able to update your card because your power supply is just was to low for the cards listed.

I'd say stay with your card, it is really powerful, plus you couldn't be able to enjoy those 60fps in DX11.
June 29, 2011 12:28:50 AM

OOPS. Forgot to list my PSU. D'oh.

PSU: Ultra LSP750 (750W)
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BTW: The main reason why I want to sell it is because I'm going on vacation for 2 months. I want to sell the card now since the value is basically going to go downhill over time and I want to come back to buy a new card (hopefully through sale but also factoring devaluation). Oh yeah and I want to see some DX11 goodness too D:
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2011 12:37:39 AM

Oh okay, in that case, go for the 5850 and sell your card, although 5850's are almost impossible to find, so just go with something like a 6850 that's OC'd to give about the same performance. And if you do find a 5850 I'd say to still go with the 6850 suggested below because it has more efficiency.

My suggestion:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Here where you can compare it to other cards:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_6850_Cyclone_...
June 29, 2011 12:41:27 AM

Great thanks for the 2nd link. I live in Canada so I'm not going to ordering off of newegg.com but it's appreciated all the same.

So 100 dollars for the HD 4890 1GB sounds about right, right? Not to little/much?

Btw, I figured that the 6850 would be better than the 5850 :S Was just going by numbers but I guess numbers aren't always right haha

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June 29, 2011 12:51:10 AM
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You COULD try and sell it for $100 but I doubt somebody would pay that much, seeing its just a tad bit better than a 5770, and they go for $100 new. Whenever you try selling it just say youre willing to make a deal if it's good enough. But you shouldnt go lower than $70, because it's still a decent card.


Vote best answer? :D  lol
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June 29, 2011 12:54:42 AM

Is your budget before selling the card 170? If so, and you can sell your card for lets say, 100 bux then the 560Ti or 6950 is right in your range, and those would be a fair upgrade AND have increased performance for DX11 features over the 5xxx or 4xx series GPU's
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June 29, 2011 12:57:36 AM

New egg is having quite the sell on 560 Ti's - one of them was like 215 bux before the 20 dollar rebate = 195 . thats a steal for a good performer/upgrade for you
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June 29, 2011 12:58:40 AM

tooo bad no new egg :( 
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June 29, 2011 12:59:06 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
New egg is having quite the sell on 560 Ti's - one of them was like 215 bux before the 20 dollar rebate = 195 . thats a steal for a good performer/upgrade for you


He just said he lives in Canada, and can't buy from Newegg.
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2011 1:20:05 AM

He (me) said too bad no new egg after he (me) read the other post
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2011 1:23:56 AM

I wouldnt buy anything less than a ===> 6870 199 before $20 rebate

I am not crazy about ultra PSU, but it should be ok for a 6870, anything more and I would consider upgrading that as well.
June 29, 2011 2:39:07 AM

The Halo Don said:
You COULD try and sell it for $100 but I doubt somebody would pay that much, seeing its just a tad bit better than a 5770, and they go for $100 new. Whenever you try selling it just say youre willing to make a deal if it's good enough. But you shouldnt go lower than $70, because it's still a decent card.


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Omg are you fo reals. Hahah. It's just... I paid 230 bucks for the 4890 back in '09 and to sell it for anything that's 2 digits.. That just hurts lol. But I guess that's the kicker of having a video card industry that's growing and coming up with newer and newer technologies every day. I'll still try and push for 100 though :p 

Thanks for the help Halo Don!
June 29, 2011 2:39:17 AM

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