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November 5, 2012 12:31:24 PM

Hello,
I currently am in the process of upgrading my PC.
The Rig is as Stands;
i7 3820
x79 ud3 mobo
32gb 1800 memory (4 dins)
1050w psu
1 256 ssd and 1 7200 sata 3 hdd

My question is I have currently 2 x 4890 gfx cards in cupboard how would they preform in regard to a nvidia 650ti as i would rather utilize the card until im forced to upgrade.

Also in cupboard are;
1 x 4950
1x 285gtx
1x 450ti

Please could i have some opinions on this setup ?

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November 5, 2012 12:40:18 PM

Ok you don't need 2011... If you want a I7 and dont have the money for a 3930k, then you need a 1155 socket motherboard and Sandy Bridge 2700K or Ivy bridge 3770K.. And use that extra money you have spent on 2011 towards a better graphics card. the 4890 was a great dual gpu back in the day... but its falling behind compared to the modern day single gpu's. If it were me i'd get1155 mobo and cpu and a GTX 670 or 7950/7970
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November 5, 2012 12:41:18 PM

Well the HD 4890 Crossfire setup has the potential to outperform a GTX 660 so i'd say thats plenty of graphics power.But in games that Crossfire isn't supported for 4xxx series cards you will get performance that's between a GTX 650 and a 650 Ti.

The other cards you mentioned will not perform nearly as well as the HD 4890 Crossfire setup.
And also there is no HD 4950 card.They don't exist.
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November 5, 2012 12:44:54 PM

Sorry for the miss interpretation the Rig is built at the moment. But i am seeking opinion on weither to use the 2 4890's.

I would like to use the 2 x 4890 but how would they preform in this setup in comparison to modern card such as a 650ti or similar?

Thanks in Advance
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November 5, 2012 12:45:21 PM

Sorry that was ment to be a 4850, my bad :p 
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November 5, 2012 1:36:35 PM

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November 5, 2012 3:14:54 PM

No DX11 support on the 4000-series Radeons. Just so you know...
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