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Need to upgrade Radeon HD4890, suggestions?

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April 13, 2012 3:21:35 AM

Hi, I have a computer system setup that I think needs some upgrading, but right now I'm just looking at upgrading my video card.

I currently have the following setup:

Asus Rampage Formula III motherboard
Intel i7 950 3.07ghz
Corsair 6GB XMS4 RAM
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD (Main) + OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD + multiple other harddrives
Sapphire VaporX Radeon HD4890 1GB
Windows 7 64x Professional
Rosewill BRONZE Series 1000W PSU

My budget I'm looking at is $200 but I will go $250 max if the performance increase is significant. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should get?

I want to be able to run graphics intensive games/programs (like Photoshop and 1080p gaming with AA turned on if needed)

I also need the card to be powerful enough to handle outputing on multiple monitors as I connect to my 52" LCD for video streaming.
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April 13, 2012 3:26:20 AM

Best card is the 7850 in that price range. However, looking at the specs, the 4890 looks like a nice card still. 256bit, GDDR5. Only thing I can see is no DX11 or OpenGL 4. Your choice.
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April 13, 2012 3:40:48 AM

gary1 said:
Best card is the 7850 in that price range. However, looking at the specs, the 4890 looks like a nice card still. 256bit, GDDR5. Only thing I can see is no DX11 or OpenGL 4. Your choice.


The performance the 4890 gives me isn't the greatest at 1080p. I have to put graphics options to medium to get satisfactory performance in some games, but it looks horrible when in those settings, which is why I feel its time to upgrade, I bought it in 2009
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