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Upgrade from a 4890 to a 6850

post #1 of 12
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What does everyone think of this upgrade? How much of a upgrade wold this be performance wise? Would it run cooler? My current 4890 I have up for sale takes a 6 Pin & 8 Pin.

What are your thoughts? Thank you.
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post #2 of 12
well...what do you want to know..?
obviously it's an upgrade. nothing else much to say...

EDIT: just looked up the prices for a 6850, you should have bought a 5850 since they are priced the same now.
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Haven't purchased yet, the 5850 is better than the 6850? figured it being newer it would maybe use less power
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5850>6850. 6850= less power, better Tessellation, and better Cfx Scaling.
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post #5 of 12
This is sums it up...

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5850>6850. 6850= less power, better Tessellation, and better Cfx Scaling.
    
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post #6 of 12
if u really want to upgrade go to 5870 or 6870..... i will go to 6870 next month

pd: we have the same card (pretty good so far)
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if u really want to upgrade go to 5870 or 6870..... i will go to 6870 next month

pd: we have the same card (pretty good so far)
agree with this. 5870 is a great deal for its performance right now.
post #8 of 12
Also you have the 6950 1GB that is comming out on the 25th for $280.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/1-GB-...e-177398.shtml
post #9 of 12
Cooler, faster, better CF upgrade-ability. Easy choice.
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post #10 of 12
Only "bad" thing I can see is you will not have a drastic increase in FPS amongst Direct X 10 and 9 games. Possitives include: Less power draw, less heat output, and 2 6850's would show a significant increase in FPS over 2 4890's.

Im about to go 6850's from a 4870 myself.
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