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Upgrade from 4890 to 5850, worth it?

post #1 of 15
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Hey,

Im considering to upgrade my good ol' 4870, its not that i really need to because i can max pretty much everything with it, but it cant handle more than 2x or 4x AA on some of the latest games, so im considering to upgrade to a 5850.

Does it really worth it or i should save some more and aim for a 6950 or something bigger?

Well.. i dont know, considering these charts..




Those 9 fps are too expensive..
Edited by octohedron - 4/18/11 at 5:37am
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post #2 of 15
If you want to upgrade, I would consider getting a 6850. It's performance is right around a 5850, but it does tessellation better and the 6000 series scale amazingly well in crossfire. Plus, it's a little cheaper than a 5850, and it will still be an upgrade from a 4890.
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post #3 of 15
Not going to gain much TBH. Save abit more and go with 6*** series or NVIDIA equivalent.
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post #4 of 15
NOT worth.
(BTW title says 4890, fix that ).
Get more cash and buy something more decent. 5850 is a good deal faster than 4870, but the difference is not worth the cash, IMO.
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post #5 of 15
go for the amd 6XXX card
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post #6 of 15
A 4870x2 and a 5850 go head to head in benchmarks, so expect alot more power for your gaming needs with a new 5850.

But I'd shoot for a 6950 just to get caught up to the game.
    
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post #7 of 15
Not worth it, really. Hold out until you can get a reference Radeon HD 6950 2GB and then upgrade.
    
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post #8 of 15
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Thank you, ill wait a couple of months and get some 69xx
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post #9 of 15
4890 to 5850 is not worth it. 4890 to 6950 or faster is. I just did the upgrade to a 6950 from a 4890 and I saw an average increase of 60+%.
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post #10 of 15
go for a card like the 6950
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