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Old November 19, 2009, 01:21 PM
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Looking for a card to replace my 4850..
budget is $250 max..
Looking at the 4890 or GTX 275???
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Old November 19, 2009, 02:30 PM
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I have a Phenom 965 & bought a EVGA Gtx 275, i just love the card every game i crank all the settings to max & running at 1920x1200.
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Old November 19, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Thanks TMan..
I'm torn between ATI and Nvidea...
Been using ATI for the last 2-3 years Nvidea before that..
ATI has DX 10.1 support Nvidea does not and in some benchies it really matters..
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Old November 19, 2009, 02:48 PM
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For around $250, there isn't much you can get. Look into the 5850 and 5870 if you can spend a bit more than $250As for the ATI 4870 and GTX275, the performance difference between the two is not worth paying up to $200.

Oh, and overclock your Core i7!
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You already have a 4850 why not crossfire? Also if you are going to upgrade a 4850 then get a 5800 card or don't bother because the performance boost will not be worth it.
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If you want to stay with ATI than I would say you really need to go to a 5800 card like Belgolas says. Otherwise the GTX275 will not disappoint for a performance boost.
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Old November 19, 2009, 11:43 PM
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Ok Thanks guys I think I'll go Crossfire..like Belgolas suggested..
I can probably pickup another 4850 used for less than $100..
That would be the best bang for the buck I think..
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