i say right now because there are few directx 11 games. i am thinking about selling my 4890 and 4870 for a 5870 before christmas. i was just wondering how much better the 5800 series make games look compared to what i have now. i am very pleased with the setup i currently have in terms of performance. just don't know if a single 5870 will equal it and if it will look much better.
I previously bought an XFX HD 4890 XXX and it was a great card but I exchanged it for a Sapphire HD 5850 and the biggest differences were:
Graphics Quality and FPS: Crysis was like two different worlds when played with the highest setting on my 24" monitor. Even a bigger difference when played on the 27" monitor at my office. The 5850 really killed the 4890, which would show a really subtle lag every once in a while on Enthusiast settings with AA on.
Fan Noice and Temps: The 4890 XXX fan was really loud, and the temps never got as low as they get on the HD 5850 under load. The 5850 gets really low temps with just a little boost over the factory fan settings. Still quiet too.
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