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Upgrading from ATI 4890

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will the gtx 560 ti card give me a noticeable performance increase?
also the gtx 560 ti seems to run cool while my 4890 hits over 100c during games like crysis 2 demo.
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The GTX 560 is on par with the GTX 470, you'll see a large improvement with gaming.
     
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I opted to go big or go home and upgraded my HD 4890 to a GTX 580 SC.
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Originally Posted by EqOpHater View Post
I opted to go big or go home and upgraded my HD 4890 to a GTX 580 SC.
my budget was $250, otherwise i'd get an 580 too.
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According to Tom's hardware, Best upgrade is 3 levels up, or else you won't see a noticeable difference. So if 560 is about 3 levels up in the hierarchy from 4890, Your good to go.
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I'm doing the same upgrade but i was debating either the 6950 1GB or 570.. The 6950 blows the 560 away in most benchmarks and even beats the 570 in a couple. Due to that it looks like I'll probably go the 6950 route.
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my budget was $250, otherwise i'd get an 580 too.
well did you take into account the money you could get by selling your 4890?? Add that to your budget and you could get a 6970 or 570(assuming you can get 100 for your 4890) instead of a 560....
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