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post #1 of 16
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Heya guys, I've currently got an ATI HD4890(asus voltage unlocked version) and I'm looking to upgrade.

Got between £130-150 to spend, not sure what to go for.

I'm british so if you were to post a link please could it be from a .co.uk domain?

Thank you, Mikey.
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post #2 of 16
If you could stretch your budget a bit more you could get a gtx 560ti (around £170), if not maybe a 6850/70? (6850 is around £125, the 6870 is around £140) Although I think you should see what others think as I am probably not the most qualified person to answer
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post #3 of 16

depends, if you're selling your hd 4890 and then buying a new card, you should be able to get a decent hd 68xx+ card so yea...now lets see. I prefer amazon so here's the link to the card you should get:


or just crossfire this one so you'll have to buy two of these...also one thing, i'm not sure myself but i've heard that crossfiring two similar cards don't provide 200% performance so lets say if your first card performs 100%, your second card would add 50% more into it or so but 2 hd 6770 out performs 1 hd 6950



A benchmark comparing hd 6870 and hd 6950...also DO NOT get geforce, they are overpriced and don't really benefit much...
post #4 of 16
You'll get better prices from Scan/Ebuyer/Aria/OCUK.

Your price range would probably be the 6870, if you can bump it up a tiny bit you could be getting the 560Ti.

560Ti

If you sign up at AVForums or Hexus I think they have a free next day delivery program running with Scan
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post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
They all look like nice cards tbh. I'd only like to go up to £150 unless I sold my HD4890 first.

How much would I get for my old card?

Edit*
Not going to SLI or Xfire
Edited by Azarathal - 8/16/11 at 3:47pm
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post #6 of 16
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Guessing no one else has anything to input then, cheers for the help thus far
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
Guessing no one else has anything to input then, cheers for the help thus far
To be honest I'd stick with your 4890 a little longer (until HD 7000). Your current card is comparable to a 5850 and that's already at around 6870 level of performance, it would be an even trade at best. I know you probably hate to hear this, but that's my .
    
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post #8 of 16
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So are you an AMD fan boy? As in, would you recommend sticking with AMD? If so, why not nVidia?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
So are you an AMD fan boy? As in, would you recommend sticking with AMD? If so, why not nVidia?


I'm an AMD fanboy? Are you high? Take a look at the card in my sig rig, which replaced another Nvidia card...

Let me sum it up for you: if you have some cash to burn, go ahead and feel free to do so. Don't expect much of an upgrade from your current card.



This is roughly the performance you'll get for your budget. If you're gonna upgrade, in my opinion, save some more money (£200 at least) and go 560 ti/6950 or whatever the hell else you want, which will be a lot more worthwhile at higher resolutions at least.
Edited by Am* - 8/17/11 at 4:45pm
    
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post #10 of 16
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Wow thanks for that, my cards a couple of years old so this is very surprising.

I've found a couple of 560 TI's on ebay for the £170 mark, which brands should I look out for when buying one?

How much would my 4890HD go for secondhand?
My first build.
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2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
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2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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