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i am still rocking a 4890 in one of the computers i use and it plays everything just fine. i wouldnt upgrade yet personally unless you are just itching for an upgrade and really really want DX11
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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
Yea someone offered me 100 for it. Good price or no?
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i am still rocking a 4890 in one of the computers i use and it plays everything just fine. i wouldnt upgrade yet personally unless you are just itching for an upgrade and really really want DX11
It was "The itch" that make me buy sandy bridge today. Sure my phenom II x3 provided decent performance, but I wanted MOAR
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Yea someone offered me 100 for it. Good price or no?
I sold mine is december with a Scythe Musashi on it for $125. See if you can get another $10 out of it. Either way, I'd go for it
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I thought 4890's were getting a bit old but I guess i'll just stick with this untill I can upgrade too a 6950+.

Thanks alot (=
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
Are you telling me to stick with my 4890 for a little longer??
Well I see it in 2 options.

1.) Stick with the 4890 for longer for price drops, save up, and possibly get a GTX 570 down the road or something better.

2.) Sell the 4890 and get something worth while, a 6950(flash it if you want to) or a 6970, or get a GTX 570.


In whatever way you cut it the 4890 is still a very very good card for DX10. DX11 games aren't even worth your money and time yet.

EDIT: $100 for a 4890?

That's a steal for the buyer.

But 8800GTX-GTX260's run for about $100 plus still. I'd sell it for $125-$150, but even then, it would be hard to sell a GPU that's 2 gens old.

If you sell it, sell it and do option 2 and NO LESS.
Since it will be harder to find a buyer for a 2gen old GPU.
Edited by 8-Ball - 1/26/11 at 6:44pm
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Happy to help
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I sold mine is december with a Scythe Musashi on it for $125. See if you can get another $10 out of it. Either way, I'd go for it
Wait wait, so Now go for it? XD I'll try to get $110 but I think I already told him if I was going to sell it it'd be for $100. Should I just keep it and wait a few a week or 2 and get the 6950??
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haha, Choose one of 8-Ball's options. It's personal preference.
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Would you consider a second 4890 for crossfire?
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