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GTX295 or 4890 for 1680*1050

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Hi yall,

I have both a GTX295 (that I got for $165) and a 4890 (got for $75). Trying to decide which to keep. I currently am playing CoD: Black Ops, GTA4, and Mass Effect 2. I play at 1680*1050 with all the eye candy turned up. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 13
Both should handle the job just fine.
I'd suggest you keep the 295 though. Not many of them are around these days.
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I'd keep the GTX295 and sell the 4890 for a few bucks?
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Well where scaling is ideal, mostly is, the 295 is ~2x the 4890.

Dual or single BTW?
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Its a single 4890..
The GTX295 is BFG.
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the gtx295 in its day was equivalent to the hd5870 in most benchmarks. so in realist it should be liek 2x of the performance of a 4890. i'd keep the gtx295 BUT ONLY IF YOUR PSU CAN HANDLE IT!
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that gtx295 should still beast all of those games... just keep in mind dx10 not 11.
    
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post #8 of 13
295 hands down , even if game dose not use sli the 295 is faster. 295 is 2 gpus in one, Shoot my 285 is faster the a 4890. so ya 295 winner.
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post #9 of 13
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Yeah I have a 700W Thermaltake Toughpower PSU so its good.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by msbbc833 View Post
Hi yall,

I have both a GTX295 (that I got for $165) and a 4890 (got for $75). Trying to decide which to keep. I currently am playing CoD: Black Ops, GTA4, and Mass Effect 2. I play at 1680*1050 with all the eye candy turned up. Any suggestions?
GTX295, even it its the sandwich card. I might catch some flames for this, but its almost as powerful as the GTX570 and GTX480, just no DX11.

The longer you hold onto the HD 4890, the less it will be worth.
    
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