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2x HD 4850 vs HD 6790

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OK, the title pretty much says it. I'm going to be using this for FSX/X-Plane 9. It'll be paired with an i5 2300, 4GB Corsair Vengeange, and an P8P67 Pro.

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I am only a casual gamer but I have that 6790 and it is amazingly good once overclocked. I play BF3 and other games on high settings with this card and get great performance. I know there are those who will advise you to go up to a 6850 and spend the difference, but it is really not necessary unless you want to run benchmarks. With my one monitor at 1920x1080 my 6790 overclocked does everything I need. I have a 4870X2 and I found that overall I enjoyed using the 6790 more (DX11 support and a lot less heat).
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Don't get 2x 4850's.. They are old, no DX11 support, bad scaling, and I'm sure you'll be plagued with microstutter.

6790 is fine, but I'd spend a few more bucks and get a 6850 if possible. You can pick up a 6850 easily for $100 shipped used.
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All right, I'll see what I can do. Also, what about a gtx 460? I know this is an amd forum, but I really need to know
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All right, I'll see what I can do. Also, what about a gtx 460? I know this is an amd forum, but I really need to know

As a former owner of a GTX 460, I can attest that it is still a very strong card. Although it is technically 2 generations old, it is still DX11 compliant and as such still able to play the latest games at reasonably high quality settings. It's about comparable to a 6850, maybe a little bit slower.
    
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GTX 460 is on par with 6850. Get whichever you can find cheaper. If you get a GTX 460 make sure it's the 1GB version.
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