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Ok so I have a 4890 obviously. Its the Revision 3.1. I am wanting to get another 4890. I don't want to get the same card because this card has no voltage control, but I want to do CFX and have more GPU power at a bang for the buck level. What 4890 should I get, what model and what brand. I was either thinking like the newer XFX 4890s, or even a Sapphire 4890.

*EDIT* Heres some of the cards I was looking at.

XFX 4890:
http://cgi.ebay.com/XFX-ATI-Radeon-H...a#ht_500wt_953

ASUS 4890:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUSTeK-COMPUTER...5#ht_500wt_953
Edited by fRingE - 1/18/11 at 4:18pm
    
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I'd get the Asus.

Better cooler, and it doesn't need to be registered to be covered by the warranty.
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Avoid the XFX at all costs . They overheat at stock, and most will die within the first few months (the new batches that is). The "older" new batches are the "bad batch".
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Agreed go for that asus if your lookin for punch from overclocks/volting that cooler will help you out more
    
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buy the asus, it's cheaper,better and the seller has more rep
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so 2x 4890s should be good for Black Ops then huh?. Currently my sig rig is good, its just the GFX card that is giving me a bit of trouble.
    
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AVOID THAT XFX ONE!!!!
the 8+6 pin XFX 4890s are GOOD tho, and the reference XFX one is great!
but the one with the retarded custom heatsinks SUCK.
i owned a reference XFX 4890 with vcontrol, and it OC'd to 950Mhz with 1.35v (max volts).
then i zapped it with static by accident and RMA'd it.
they sent me bad batch.
and i raged so i RMA'd it back and they said they will give me a 5830. it BETTER be worth it!

anyway XFX BAD, ASUS GOOD.
those asus 4890s raped so get one!!!
    
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Originally Posted by Enfluenza View Post
AVOID THAT XFX ONE!!!!
the 8+6 pin XFX 4890s are GOOD tho, and the reference XFX one is great!
but the one with the retarded custom heatsinks SUCK.
i owned a reference XFX 4890 with vcontrol, and it OC'd to 950Mhz with 1.35v (max volts).
then i zapped it with static by accident and RMA'd it.
they sent me bad batch.
and i raged so i RMA'd it back and they said they will give me a 5830. it BETTER be worth it!

anyway XFX BAD, ASUS GOOD.
those asus 4890s raped so get one!!!
5830 is in between a 5770 and 5850. Its better than a 4890, but not by that much. 10% at the most.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fRingE View Post
5830 is in between a 5770 and 5850. Its better than a 4890, but not by that much. 10% at the most.
yes i know.
im still gonna sell it so i can buy a 6950 1GB
    
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