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So I helped my Boss pick out some hardware for his HTPC build, and he ende dup giving me his old GPU and said I will gladly find something interesting to do with it thumb.gif

But if I remember correctly, the thing is pretty much on part with my GTX 275 isnt it?

What should I do with it lol..

Im at this crossroads of older Graphcis cards lol!! My PC with the GTX 275 does well with the games I play, nothing new cus im too poor,

My wifes 9800gt SLI Does very well often better than my 275 at 1050 resolution. and now I have this card too?

what is it worth? might just go and sell it.
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Keep it as a backup, can never hurt!
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It's probably worth ~$70

Or you can give it to me rolleyes.gif
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HD 4890=280 GTX=460 GTX 768

I´d sell both cards and get a HD 7850/HD 6950/660 GTX thumb.gif
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I LOVED the 4890's until I xfired, then I was hating ATI for a while lol

So many hours of cod4 on that card, oh nostalgia me lmao

I'd keep it as a back up, or use it as your primary and try your hand at folding maybe?
    
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I could use th emoney personally, but If I cannot find something to do with it then I think I will just sell it and maybe try to pickup a second GTS 275 on the cheap. Cus I doubt I can beat that performance on a single card with my non existant budget -.-

Im not sold on the idea of the GTX 660.

Seem slike a chump card
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I could use th emoney personally, but If I cannot find something to do with it then I think I will just sell it and maybe try to pickup a second GTS 275 on the cheap. Cus I doubt I can beat that performance on a single card with my non existant budget -.-
Im not sold on the idea of the GTX 660.
Seem slike a chump card

275 GTX Sli is a lose of money thinking that is more hot, needs more power, are 2 old cards which in the future will not worth the same as a new gen card...


HD 7870 at 660 GTX price is the best you can get bcuz with all filters in games performs better than 660 GTX TI with all filters

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trading for a 275 would take time but save on the shipping of both cards for a 660
    
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yah but, if not for this free card being sold to someone for 70 bucks, then I have NO Budget for a new card ;p

Im completely Impoverished with 2 kids, one of which now 5 months old and not getting any cheaper. Wife cant start work yet and Im over worked as it is just to keep paying rent.

Might just have to sell the card and scrap the idea of an upgrade =/

For $70 I can get a GTX 275 added to my single 275, and be on par with a GTX 580 if I am not mistaken. I will be lacking vRam but I ONLY GAME at 1680x1050. Already I highly doub tI would ever connect to the TV, though I would like to and use my PS3 controllers through Bluetooth adapter we have.

But in general just the 1680x1050, I have no room for larger, and no money for larger lol..


Now the only thing I can think of is if I sold both card, the GTS 275 and the 4890. if I am lucky get about 130-140$$ for the sales.

That would put me CLOSE to the price of the 7850, which I do like more than the 660, Unless they have made remarkable progress with drivers on that thing, its 192-bit architecture is just Noobsauce to me.
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