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Hey there everyone!

First off, this is for my sig rig, if you have any questions about what I am running.
I need some friendly advice! I am currently running 1 XFX 4890 with an obscenely large arctic cooling accelero twin turbo cooler on it. It is chugging along just fine; I have overclocked it a bit, but nothing serious.

I was considering picking up another 4890 on the cheap and wanted to get opinions on whether or not it would be worth it. I am playing last gen games such as Skyrim (not really demanding without texture packs and the like) and my screen is running at 1680x1050.

Is the scaling with crossfire really that significant? Would it save me from needing a 6xxx series card in the near future?

Thanks!
     
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i would upgrade to the 6xxx cards for dx11 alone!
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not that games use it but i'd upgrade to a 6xxx cos they're cheap as chips biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 8
depends on what you play the 4890 is still at beast of a card in dx10... and 2 of them do great if you can get one cheap then go it it. if it's going to cost over half of the 6870 6950 6970 then i woudl hold out sell your 4890 and pick up one of those
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very true, if you can score one 2nd for cheap that's a win
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May well do that myself for few month and see how the prices of 7970 are then.
    
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i was able to pickup 3 gtx 260's for $120 and even though there older cards thery are running great for the games i play anyways
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hm... all good points. Thanks!
     
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