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Poll expired: Nov 7, 2010  
  • 5% (1)
    4890 CF ~$ 120 + 160 PSU upgrade
  • 31% (6)
    6870 ~ 250
  • 63% (12)
    Wait for prices to drop/69xx's
19 Total Votes  
post #11 of 20
yea i have 4890 aswell but i dont want crossfire,think im gona wait and see how the 6950 goes in benchmarks and prices when they get released,6850 is tempting tho for the price and the improved tessalation seems a better option than the 58xx's,also the 6 series shud get better with drivers over the next few months aswell

Edit..

6850/6870 crossfire reviews here

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...sfirex-review/
Edited by MyBrains Gottfried - 10/28/10 at 10:32am
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post #12 of 20
yea and 4890 outperforms 6850 so thatd be the stupidest option...ever. thatd be like selling your old 1960's mustang for a newer one. sure it looks nicer and is newer, but its not as good under the engine.
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post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8800GT View Post
yea and 4890 outperforms 6850 so thatd be the stupidest option...ever. thatd be like selling your old 1960's mustang for a newer one. sure it looks nicer and is newer, but its not as good under the engine.
no it doesn't but the HD6850 is only like 20% faster at best
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post #14 of 20
all this talk of waiting for 69xx but no mention of release dates.....

(goes to google)

I'm in the same situation as OP (less the psu upgrade issue)
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post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by LFX View Post
all this talk of waiting for 69xx but no mention of release dates.....

(goes to google)

I'm in the same situation as OP (less the psu upgrade issue)
December 13h for 69XX.
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post #16 of 20
awsum, thanx for swift reply
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post #18 of 20
Why's your PSU not enough?

It should be fine for a couple 6850's...

I used to run 4890 Crossfire it was fast!!

Then I moved to 5770 Crosfire as I wanted DX11, Performance was the EXACT same and FASTER in quite a few cases!!

6850 CF >> 5770/4890 CF >> 6850 >> 5770 > 4890
Edited by almighty15 - 3/20/11 at 10:01am
post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8800GT View Post
yea and 4890 outperforms 6850 so thatd be the stupidest option...ever. thatd be like selling your old 1960's mustang for a newer one. sure it looks nicer and is newer, but its not as good under the engine.
Lmaooooo.....No it doesn't.....

And before you start shooting your mouth off I've run 4890 Crossfire...
post #20 of 20
i was not able to power 4890s in CF on my Corsair TX650w, but it only has 2 6+2pci-e plugs and 2 adapters that had 2x molex-to-1x 6pin pci-e... so that could have been the problem and im also powering 3HDDs, alot of lighting and a waterpump and some other crap so that could have been why, but ive heard this PSu can easily peak 800w
Edited by kenshinsars - 3/20/11 at 10:15am
    
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