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Big difference. I own both cards so don't believe anyone telling you different.
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Go for it!
The one I have, is it one of the bad ones? I need to drive to go get it in like 5 mins. Answers naoooo lol
     
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Yup. def. a good upgrade.

I went from a 512MB 4870 to a 4890 1GB awhile ago, and THAT was a worth while upgrade.

Dunno if it's a great deal tho. I'd have offered him $30+4850, so he gets basically a free card for his troubles.

edit: 4850's worth about $80 I think, so you're just about offering him $130 for it, which isn't at all a good deal for you, IMHO. a good deal for you would be ~$90-100 worth.



Edit2: please read my other post
Edited by DesertRat - 12/22/10 at 4:18pm
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Not for 50$.
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definitely go for it it's a nice bump in performance and yes your pc can run it
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That model you have is identical to the T to mine. Avoid it, seriously.
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My(lucky as hell) friend got a working 4890 for $30, I offered him my 4850+$50 and he has said yes.
So two questions:
1. Is this a good deal?
2. Can I even run the 4890?

EDIT: Its this one, is a good one?



OMG!

AVOID THAT LIKE THE PLAGUE!

Pioneerisloud and I both had those cards and had pretty much nothing but problems.

Mine and his both overheated on the stock cooler(even w/ 100% fanspeed which was insanely loud), Pio's to the point of slowly killing itself, stock.

There's also a possibility it's a bad batch that'll perform even worse than a 4850.

Even if you get warranty, XFX sucks on that(personal experience here).

AVOID!

Offer him $50 cash, no trade knowing that it may be a bad card, and only if you can afford to risk $50 being thrown away.

edit: OBTW. the pic you linked, IS my old 4890. I took that pic when I unboxed it.
Edited by DesertRat - 12/22/10 at 4:28pm
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OMG!

AVOID THAT LIKE THE PLAGUE!

Pioneerisloud and I both had those cards and had pretty much nothing but problems.

Mine and his both overheated on the stock cooler(even w/ 100% fanspeed which was insanely loud), Pio's to the point of slowly killing itself, stock.

There's also a possibility it's a bad batch that'll perform even worse than a 4850.

Even if you get warranty, XFX sucks on that(personal experience here).

AVOID!

Offer him $50 cash, no trade knowing that it may be a bad card, and only if you can afford to risk $50 being thrown away.

edit: OBTW. the pic you linked, IS my old 4890. I took that pic when I unboxed it.
lol its the only pic I found on the ENTIRE internet of that card
     
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