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S.C.C December 21, 2010 12:41 PM

HD4890 to GTX570...Good Upgrade?
 
Just wondering, I recently upgraded my CPU RAM and MB and my friends suggested me to upgrade my video card as well. I got my HD4890 1 year ago (2nd hand) and still works fine. I only use 22" monitor and plays SC2 and COD. When I go around my local computer store I found out a Zotac GTX 570 going for $329.00 - Is it a good brand and price to get? Or 4890 is more then enough for my rig? Thanks everyone for your input!

SugarJ December 21, 2010 12:49 PM

If you don't notice any lag or stuttering on your current setup, you may not NEED an upgrade. However, if you want to upgrade, I've had good experiences with my Zotac units (lifetime warranty), and that is definitely a good price for the 570.

_dangtx_ December 21, 2010 01:07 PM

get fraps and see what your frame rate is, and how it dips. at your resolution the present video card, as per above, should be ok. though :)

and to answer your question, massive massivei mprovement. if you do have to get it? wait for xmas special. same could be said about 299$ 6950 :)

ToXic December 21, 2010 01:22 PM

4890 is probably still enough for what you play, now if you pickup say... Metro 2033, you may want a 570, from personal experience (briefly owned 2x eVGA 570's) they are good cards for the money, and almost match the 580 in performance (15,000 PPD per 570, 18,000 PPD per 580). If you have the money and would like the future performance id say get the 570, but if you dont have the money freely available, then stick to the 4890. We never REALLY need to upgrade... Thats also a great price for the card, my two where $360 a pop!

Well I hope I helped!

bvsbutthd101 December 21, 2010 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 465125)
If you don't notice any lag or stuttering on your current setup, you may not NEED an upgrade. However, if you want to upgrade, I've had good experiences with my Zotac units (lifetime warranty), and that is definitely a good price for the 570.

what he said, +1

Chromey December 21, 2010 01:54 PM

Just switch from a 5870 to a 580... I notice Alot of good changes, And i thought the 5870 Was a beast, But damn, the 580 Is a Giant amongst mice.

ToXic December 21, 2010 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Chromey (Post 465159)
Just switch from a 5870 to a 580... I notice Alot of good changes, And i thought the 5870 Was a beast, But damn, the 580 Is a Giant amongst mice.

Yea but Thats like comparing a i7 to a P4.

SatoriToker December 21, 2010 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ToXic (Post 465191)
Yea but Thats like comparing a i7 to a P4.

actually more like a core duo to a i7. its just a generation difference between the 5870 and the gtx580 not 3.:blarg:

ToXic December 21, 2010 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SatoriToker (Post 465221)
actually more like a core duo to a i7. its just a generation difference between the 5870 and the gtx580 not 3.:blarg:

I mean the monumental performance jump good sir. Lets see a 5870 do tessellation:rofl:.

S.C.C December 21, 2010 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ToXic (Post 465140)
4890 is probably still enough for what you play, now if you pickup say... Metro 2033, you may want a 570, from personal experience (briefly owned 2x eVGA 570's) they are good cards for the money, and almost match the 580 in performance (15,000 PPU per 570, 18,000 PPU per 580). If you have the money and would like the future performance id say get the 570, but if you dont have the money freely available, then stick to the 4890. We never REALLY need to upgrade... Thats also a great price for the card, my two where $360 a pop!

Well I hope I helped!

Thanks everyone~ That helps a lot. I will try to check out boxing day sale before I go ahead and make the purchase.


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