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Old April 28, 2009, 06:12 PM
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alright well i just got back home and saw a 4850X2 2GB for $360, and the gtx goes for $430

performance wise which one is better? and does the 4850X2 micro stutter like quad 295?

im kinda edging for 285 cause its single gpu(no microstutter) and i get 90 day step up program, i heard the 5800 series will be coming out at around july, which means a 300 series will arise soon after, or even before which should allow me to step up...

anyway on saturday i need to make a decision. thanks for the answers guys!
I wouldn't go for the 4850 X2. If you are willing to spend $430 bucks then I would go for dual GTX 260 Core 216's. That is if you have an SLI mobo.
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Old April 28, 2009, 06:20 PM
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another review shows 285 teaching the 4890 (Overclocked btw) a lesson, Overclock3D.Net :: Review :: XFX HD 4890 XXX 1GB PCIe Graphics Card :: Introduction so far im going for 285 for better performance and 90 day step up program, unless something changes my mind
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Old April 28, 2009, 06:35 PM
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The 4890 was never meant to compete with the 285. So when it does beat the 285, for the price, you just have to laugh. Sharpshooter, that is not a test. This is a test.

You may also want to look at the CF/SLi tests.

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As for practical recommendations for gamers, it would not be wise for us to make them basing on our list of 15 games only, especially as you should take into account the display resolution you are going to play at. Still, we can note that if you want maximum performance in Crysis Warhead or Far Cry 2, you should consider building a GeForce GTX 285 SLI, but a Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX configuration would be better for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin or Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

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why is the link a posted not a test and yours is a test?
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Old April 28, 2009, 07:09 PM
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Technically it is a 'test'. Just not a very good one. 2GB of ram and an nVidia chipset? C'mon.

Here is another look with the HD 4890 against the GTX 275.

Edit: I see you changed the link. Here is the one you posted originally.

Edit#2: My bad. I was looking at page #2 when criticizing that bench. I haven't visited the second one. I will when I get home from work.

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Ok, looked at the review you posted. Yes, the 285 is faster. But as I said the 4890 was never built to compete with the 285 (even though it does). The 285 is also ~$100.00 more.

Why not get the 295? It's faster than the 4890 as well. :)

It does look like the 4890 will be faster than the 295 in CF. It should be interesting to see the new X2 and a single 4890 as well. I mean price wise, how they will stack up against nVidia.
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Ok, looked at the review you posted. Yes, the 285 is faster. But as I said the 4890 was never built to compete with the 285 (even though it does). The 285 is also ~$100.00 more.

Why not get the 295? It's faster than the 4890 as well. :)

It does look like the 4890 will be faster than the 295 in CF. It should be interesting to see the new X2 and a single 4890 as well. I mean price wise, how they will stack up against nVidia.
Why get x when you could get y? We could be here all day: Why get the 285 when you could get the 275 and overclock it? Why get the 275 when you could get a 260 core 216 for $50-75 less? etc etc etc

At some point, you just need to figure out 1) What you want and 2) What you're willing to spend. Do you want the best of the best or can you make due with a cheaper card?

In DIRECT referance, without mitigating circumstances, to the original question; The 285 destroys the 4890. End of story.

If you want to bring in any number of outside factors I can give you reasonings why a TI4200 is better then a 4890... (Yeah, I know, thats edging on Trolling, but the point is still valid )
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GTX 275 out performs the 4890 and you can get them for under $275 if you look hard enough, I would much rather have a GTX 275 over a 4890.... and a GTX 285 is more then 5-15% faster then a 4890, not sure what butthole you pulled that number out of. The 4850x2 is dumn, its a sinlge release by a single company that wasnt even warranted and it doesnt perform near what it should for the price. GTX 275 all the way is all I can say.
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Good post Sagath. 100% agree.
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a GTX 285 is more then 5-15% faster then a 4890, not sure what butthole you pulled that number out of
Oh gee, I don't know, how about sky's benchmarks? Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Review

In almost every test, the difference is around 5-15%. Only in hawx is there a large difference, which is why I said usually
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