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(Noob Question) I'm replacing my 4890 with one of these 2 cards. But.. I can't really figure out whats the difference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-913-_-Product
$200 after MIR

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-909-_-Product
$215 after MIR

Can someone please help me decide on which one to get?

Thanks
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Wait for the price drops to take affect, any day now?
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Price drop happened a few days ago.

The difference is the cooler. The more expensive one is the reference cooler designed by ATI. The cheaper one has a cooler made by Sapphire. I'd go with the one cheaper one because I think it would cool better. Some people prefer reference design, though
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Price drop happened a few days ago.

The difference is the cooler. The more expensive one is the reference cooler designed by ATI. The cheaper one has a cooler made by Sapphire. I'd go with the one cheaper one because I think it would cool better. Some people prefer reference design, though
Ok. So now another noob question.

Refrence cooler by ATI

vs

Stock cooler by Sapphire??
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Isn't the 4890 comparable to a 5850/70 in DX10?

And those 6870's aren't really comparable to those posted right?
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I think this one is better. It seems to cool well and the biggest pet peeve of mine is a loud gpu. I'd go for that one. I think Sapphire has voltage tweeking on all models. The problem with this one is that it's not a reference board, so aftermarket coolers might not fit. If you don't plan on putting a different cooler on it, go with the one I linked. If you think you'll put a new cooler on anyway, go for the reference, more expensive, one
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Isn't the 4890 comparable to a 5850/70 in DX10?

And those 6870's aren't really comparable to those posted right?
Are you telling me to stick with my 4890 for a little longer??
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I think this one is better. It seems to cool well and the biggest pet peeve of mine is a loud gpu. I'd go for that one. I think Sapphire has voltage tweeking on all models. The problem with this one is that it's not a reference board, so aftermarket coolers might not fit. If you don't plan on putting a different cooler on it, go with the one I linked. If you think you'll put a new cooler on anyway, go for the reference, more expensive, one
Yea im not planning on puting an aftermarket cooler on it. Now I know which one to choose if I pick it up.

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Id definitely go with the toxic 6870 newer and very comparable performance with a dx11 edge.
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post #10 of 22
Happy to help.

I agree with 8-ball. You'll see improvements, but I'd save up for one of the 69xx. The 6870 is between the 5850 and the 5870 while the 4890=5830.

It's still a decent upgrade, but I'd do it only if I could find a buyer for the 4890
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