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Old April 3, 2009, 02:52 AM
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:12 AM
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hmm....Close but no cigar ATI. Nvidia STILL has you beat.

Close though....very close....
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:45 AM
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Would 2 GTX 275's be faster then a GTX 295?
Due to their clock speeds, YES. I just got my second GTX 275 yesterday so maybe in all that "spare time" I have, I start some basic SLI testing.

Please, make a review of HD4890 at 1000/1200 settings, and then see how it blows the competition.

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Please, make a review of HD4890 at 1000/1200 settings, and then see how it blows the competition.
Just to shed some light on this regarding why it wasn't done. I am currently putting together a HD 4890 Roundup and at least one manufacturer has indicated to me their intention to release a 1Ghz pre-overclocked SKU, I don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet.
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Old April 3, 2009, 06:43 AM
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Alas SKY is totally right!

EK has said its not a good idea to try to sandwich the pads and they wont be releasing a 4890 backplate to fit to the main block. You have to buy the whole thing again...nasty EK!

I think I'll get the tech guys at the marine lab to machine the backplates for me and add a copper strip that will accommodate the chips. Ill try and fob it off as something urgent for my experiments

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Unlike some other FC blocks, The detachable plate on the EK 4870 has a long ridge that would cover the VRM's no problem at the back. The middle chip, though, may not be fully covered by the machined ridge that covers the VTECH chip-I guess some extra pads might work to get the other "half" of that middle chip to contact the block. I'll have a go anyway.

If that fails maybe Eddy from EK can sell a plate designed for the 4890 to screw into the main body of the EK block?
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This is one case that I am sorry I was right.
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Old April 3, 2009, 07:16 AM
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hmm....Close but no cigar ATI. Nvidia STILL has you beat.

Close though....very close....
2x 4890 in CrossFire are faster then the GTX 295 (on DirectCanada today, 2x 4890 is around 600$, just like the GTX 295...):

techPowerUp :: AMD Radeon HD 4890 CrossFire Review :: Page 1 / 29

2x 4890, easy to OC, is a faster and better choice then a GTX 295, and for the same price...

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Wow, seems like ATI really gave Nvidia a punch in the gut. Question is, are ATI's drivers still going to be poor in terms of crossfire...
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Old April 3, 2009, 10:25 AM
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I was once a VERY AVID ATI Fanboy....but then their drivers started to REALLY suck. One game would get fixed and three more would get wrecked. I gave up on ATI and went Nvidia.
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Old April 3, 2009, 10:32 AM
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Thanks SKYMTL.
I see Evga got a 1792mb version of the GTX275 on its site,curious to see how it compares to the 896mb.

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At first glance I wanted to argue your point aviduser because I didn't think the benchmarks were that lop sided but I simple can't because of the rediculously low price the 4890s are entering the market. $269! Man Nvidia really has to take a hit to compete price wise. I guess it's not to suprising that sales are rather slow according to the NCIX sale, they had 30 in stock at that sale price and only 11 have gone so far. I guess many people are waiting for the counter punch from Nvidia in the following weeks. I suspect there may some people because they decided to wait. heh
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