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So as everyone can see in my rig I am currently RMAing my 4890 back to XFX for a new one. I obviously know that XFX and all the other company's bought back all the 4890s for RMA purposes. They told me in my RMA support ticket if they didn't have any 4890s in stock that they would ship a 5830.. How would this compare to the 4890 I have..

1. I hope that I'll be able to OC a bit, the 4890 I have was the crap v3.1 non reference.

2. Its DX 11

3. The memory bandwidth is 126 bit vs 256 bit on my 4890?
    
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The 5830 is better, and both have 256bit memory interfaces.
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Both are 256bit. 5830 draws less power than 4890. Here is the link shown some numbers.
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That would be pretty sweet if you got a 5830 instead of your 4890 :thumbsup:
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post
The 5830 is better, and both have 256bit memory interfaces.
which 5830 will they ship me?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-502-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-497-_-Product

or the really small non reference design one.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...127&CatId=3669

Ya I see now that they both have a 256 bit memory bandwidth, idk why I said 126 bit lol, was looking at something else prob..
    
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Both are 256bit. 5830 draws less power than 4890. Here is the link shown some numbers.
no need to think twice now
    
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5830 is the better choice from those two - lower power, can OC to a decent values.
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128 bit GDDR5 is about the same speed as 256bit GDDR3 at the same clock speeds. I just wanted to throw that out there.

EDIT: Now that I did I dont see how it pertains to anything in this thread haha! Been a long day at work.
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