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Well I sold my sig rig to get a nice laptop and now I have a 4890. I don't really know how it will perform in games because my current cpu is bottlenecking it. I know that I am going to get a new cpu but I am not sure if I should get a second 4890 as well. I remember when I had a crossfire setup in the past with the 5000 series and I recall a lot of games having issues with crossfire. I am wanting to know if this is still a problem with most games or if the 4890 alone would be a high enough performer to not want a second one. Thanks
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The 4890 is a classic card, but from what I recall doesn't x-fire too well. Sorry I don't have numbers for you, I just remember that I went ahead and got a new card when it was time to upgrade instead of getting another 4890. Also, I think they are rare and a bit overpriced these days depending on where you get them.
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4890 cfx would require a lot of power and generate a lot of heat, so either stay single card, or upgrade to a better one.
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Originally Posted by strych9 View Post

4890 cfx would require a lot of power and generate a lot of heat, so either stay single card, or upgrade to a better one.

Agreed. Also, you're stuck with dx9.
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I play skyrim with a 4890 on 1440p, it set all settings to high. Shadows are blocky but overall very playable even with the hi res textures pack.

I also tried some older games like Settlers7 and Paradise city, all play really well.

Decided against xfire myself, it will be very powerful but still only dx9 and will need alot of power to run.

Will be getting a 7970 in next few weeks.
    
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I play Skyrim Max on my HD 4870 1GB OC to 800 core 1000 mem and it runs smooth between 40 and 60FPS at 1920x1200 resolution and the Mass effect 3 demo play max aswell with no issues if you are happy not running Direct x 11 your 4890 should still have a good bit of life left in it.
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