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Old November 12, 2009, 02:27 AM
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Hi,

Which of these cards do you think is better? (Cards are pricier here)
Asus GTX 275 896MB 340$
Sapphire Vapor-X 4890 2GB OC 370$ (Hardware Canucks Review)
Gigabyte 4890 1GB OC 385$ (Hardware Canucks Review)


The resolution I'll be playing at is 1920x1080.

Thank you.
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Old November 12, 2009, 04:00 AM
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I pick nVidia because of folding, PhsX, and the 275 runs a bit quieter, but you've read the reviews and you know they are all good, but...
Where is "here"? Those prices are terrible. Can't you get one shipped for cheaper?
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If you fold the nVidia is better, if not, I would probably still go for the GTX 275 because its cheaper where you are. Although, I must say I find this weird, here (in Canada) the 4890 is cheaper than the 275.

My final suggestion is to go with the cheapest card since they are not that far from one and another unless you fold, then go for the GTX 275.
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Old November 12, 2009, 04:27 AM
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at those prices i would be considering at 5800 series . jmo
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Old November 12, 2009, 05:43 AM
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I pick nVidia because of folding, PhsX, and the 275 runs a bit quieter, but you've read the reviews and you know they are all good, but...
Where is "here"? Those prices are terrible. Can't you get one shipped for cheaper?
Here is Lebanon.
Everything is at least 100$ more.
As for shipping, i have to check it out. Never tried it before.

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If you fold the nVidia is better, if not, I would probably still go for the GTX 275 because its cheaper where you are. Although, I must say I find this weird, here (in Canada) the 4890 is cheaper than the 275.

My final suggestion is to go with the cheapest card since they are not that far from one and another unless you fold, then go for the GTX 275.
No, i don't fold actually.
And the Gigabyte costs less then the Sapphire although here it costs more.
It all depends on how they got it here and from whom.


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at those prices i would be considering at 5800 series . jmo
The Gigabyte 5870 costs 680$, the 5850 would cost 100$ less i guess, so everything is pricier.
Especially if it's new, since then it'll be 200$-250$ more.


I've favored the ATI cards since they have custom coolers which keep the temp lower and are a lot quieter, but i wanted to see if it's worth the extra $$$.
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Here is Lebanon.
Everything is at least 100$ more.
As for shipping, i have to check it out. Never tried it before....

I've favored the ATI cards since they have custom coolers which keep the temp lower and are a lot quieter, but i wanted to see if it's worth the extra $$$.
Out of curiosity, I checked what shipping would be from here to there and it's $55CDN by Small Packet™ - International Air ~ 6 - 10 business days. Shipping kinda hurts$$.

Good luck to you.
Just an nVidia fanboy note that the MSI GTX 275 Frozr OC that I use, custom HSF is very quiet.
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HD4890 Vapor-X is a great card. Though you don't need the 2GB version, 1GB would be plenty and should be cheaper.

However from that list, I'd go with the GTX275 since it's the cheapest and performs nearly the same as the HD4890.
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Considering prices are 100$ more, shipping would cost less but not by much. And considering that you take the risk of damaging the card during shipping and that you'll have to ship it back if anything happens to it so pay extra, then it becomes costlier.

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HD4890 Vapor-X is a great card. Though you don't need the 2GB version, 1GB would be plenty and should be cheaper.

However from that list, I'd go with the GTX275 since it's the cheapest and performs nearly the same as the HD4890.
If only the 1GB was available here.

The 275 is cheaper but i prefer quiet over cheap, so i guess i will go for the Vapor-X.

Thanks everyone.
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