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Here ya go OP.. my 4890 to 6950 benchmark write up..

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/966...l#post12747932
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If I had to upgrade from a nice card like an HD4890, I'd buy at least an HD6950 2GB

You won't regret buying it, plus you can unlock it to an HD6970 2GB if you get a reference card
    
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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..
I would rather go with a AMD 6850 or a AMD 6870 if you can stretch your budget to that card. The 6 series can tesselate up to x3 better. They also have far better driver support, better overclock potential, run cooler, more quite and draw less power.
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HD5850 > HD6850

I would consider at least an HD6870 if he wanted to upgrade, but coming from an HD4890, he should be getting at least an HD6950 2GB to see a nice improvement.
    
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A 6870 for mild to moderate upgrade, as it will beat the 5850 in all categories, but still lose to the 5870. A 6950 is the best bet, and I'm saying this without considering unlocking it, as it's a solid card, runs cool, and seems to be a good blend of all things HD6k series. It'll also be a big upgrade for you, so my vote is for that. If you can't wait, then 6870, but not 5850 these days. It's still a good card (my spare system has one), but is outclassed these days. If you can find a good one used, however, the game will change, and I'd suggest it, as it would be cheaper than any 6800 or higher card, used or new.
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