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Phase 1 complete. Phase 2 should be complete tomorrow.

When I looked into upgrading my GPU there were no real cut and dry answers. It was essentially, a 4890 is on par with a 5830, a 5830 is 20% slower than a 6950, etc.. But if your like me and you do not upgrade very often you want to ensure the upgrade is worth the money.

The cards being used are:

Sapphire 4890 1GB
XFX 6950 1GB

I'm doing 4 benchmarks for each game.

4890 Stock (850 / 975)
4890 Overclocked (915 / 1050)
6950 Stock (830 / 1300 factory OC'd)
6950 Overclocked (930 / 1400)

Test PC is in my sig.. essentially Phenom II 920 @ 3.71, 4GB RAM, etc..

Games are ran at 1920x1080 max details with the exception of AA, AA is set to 4x unless it is not configurable by the game. AF is set to 16x if given the option. The settings in the benchmark will not change. If the game supports DX9 / DX11 it will be ran on both cards with DX9 to keep it accurate.

Anyway, hope you enjoy. The 6950 will be benched tomorrow when I get home from work.

**EDIT**

Phase 2 is done.. Overall I'm really happy with the results. Some games were not impacted as much as I hoped (GTA 4 ) but it's a very solid performance increase across the board. Anyway I hope this helps some of the people that have been debating on upgrading. For some it might be worthwhile, for others it might not be.
Edited by Mudfrog - 3/17/11 at 6:00am
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*******EDIT********
Percentages of increase. I used the stock clocks for the difference.

Overall average increase: 65%

COJ: 88%
Metro 2033: 122%
Lost Planet 2: 52%
The Last Remnant: 59%
Resident Evil 5: 73%
Hawx 2: 10%
Crysis Warhead: 72%
GTA 4: 8%
Just Cause 2: 44%
Mafia 2: 119%

FPS is Average

Call of Juarez: Bound in blood (DX10 / 4x AA)
4890: 41.7
4890 OC: 44.8
6950: 78.6
6950 OC: 85.9

Metro 2033 (DX 10 / 4x AA)
4890: 15
4890 OC: 16
6950: 33.33
6950 OC: 35.67

Lost Planet 2 (DX 9 / 4x AA)
4890: 57.1
4890 OC: 60.9
6950: 86.9
6950 OC: 95.9

The Last Remnant
4890: 84.94
4890 OC: 91.29
6950: 134.67
6950 OC: 133.57

Resident Evil 5: Variable Benchmark (DX 10 / 4x AA)
4890: 72.6
4890 OC: 78.4
6950: 125.7
6950 OC: 132.1

Hawx 2
4890: 116
4890 OC: 119
6950: 128
6950 OC: 128

Crysis Warhead (Gamer / 4x AA / DX10)
4890: 32.37
4890 OC: 34.68
6950: 55.55
6950 OC: 59.56

GTA4
4890: 49.86
4890 OC: 50.87
6950: 54.07
6950 OC: 54.11

Just Cause 2: Concrete Jungle (DX 10 / 4x AA)
4890: 30.3
4890 OC: 32.6
6950: 43.58
6950 OC: 46.44

Mafia 2 (DX 10 / AA Enabled)
4890: 27.6
4890 OC: 29.7
6950: 60.4
6950 OC: 65.2
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Sweet, I'm looking forward to see how the 4890 stacks up against the 6950.
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Sweet, I'm looking forward to see how the 4890 stacks up against the 6950.
ill give you ahint.............it doesnt.
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ill give you ahint.............it doesnt.
agreed
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ill give you ahint.............it doesnt.
I mean I know that the performance won't be close considering the 4890 is 2 years old. But its just nice to see where it stands in comparison to newer cards.
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Subbing. XD
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Subbing. XD
^ as in I just sold my 4890 for my 6950, this should be interesting.
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I never owned a 4890 but I do own a 6950, I'm gonna sub this to see where the two cards stand.
    
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Well I'll join the stupid club for being interested.

Lets stay on topic and be respectful.

Carry on
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