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Old February 2, 2010, 12:40 PM
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ya the first part is the worst one

you better get a single card than try xfire. wait few more week ..if you can .. with the new Nvidia, you can have a better option or a better price on the ATI, a 5870 can eventually drop enough to worth the waiting.

It's why I do not purchase anything yet to replace my 4890...and I try it in Xfire and sold the other one because it was not worth
Thanks for this, its good to hear someones situation that is the same as mine.. You are right about waiting, but also, with waiting, wouldn't the 4890 prices drop as well? haha...
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Thanks for this, its good to hear someones situation that is the same as mine.. You are right about waiting, but also, with waiting, wouldn't the 4890 prices drop as well? haha...

the 4890 may drop to ..but let say the 5870 drop 100 $ and the 4890 $ 50 ...you still win.
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Do you really think you can sell a used 4890 for $150 when a new one is only $40 more? I would run a 4890x2 set up if you already have a psu that can handle the load. 4890x2 would smoke a 5850.
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Do you really think you can sell a used 4890 for $150 when a new one is only $40 more? I would run a 4890x2 set up if you already have a psu that can handle the load. 4890x2 would smoke a 5850.
If u look on this forum even they were selling for $170+shipping which was too much for me, but some people thought other wise, because it is now sold.
I would also be even more future proof with a 5850 cause i could crossfire that later lol.. but then i'd be in a constant loop, as to whether or not to buy the new 6800 series or something.. lol

Do you know anything about the processor capability of a stock i7 920? its only running at 2.6 Ghz, i heard that for crossfire 4890's to get the most benefit you need to overclock it
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Always go for the single card as you are garanteed performance while with 2 cards you have to rely on drivers. The 5850 is a good card for 1920 x 1200 and you will not be dissapoonted.
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I tend to agree with MarkOne. I've been debating getting a 5800 series card, but decided against it because of Nvidia. I don't think it is worth investing more money into a card that is only slightly better without looking at what is to come. Just my opinion, but I bet you'll get much better prices in the near future.
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