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Ive got 4890 CF. Upgrade,Keep,Wait?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by judmann, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. judmann

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2006

    Posts: 497

    Ive got 4890 CF at the moment and im itching to upgrade but im not sure if its worth it at the moment.performance upgrade to price.
    So is it worth me upgrading to a 5870,5870 2gb version 5970 , 480 or maybe wait until the next gen cards come out.(any dates on these yet)
    Is there much difference in the 5870 1gb and 2gb cards what do you gain?
    Does the 5870 beat 4890CF?
    So thanks for your help as looking at G/cards all day is doing my head in.
     
  2. RavenXXX2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2007

    Posts: 18,586

    Location: North West

    Wait for the ATI refresh, here soon rather than later ;) your cards are still well fast enough to get the job done.
     
  3. harryohh

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jun 2009

    Posts: 161

    Location: Cork

    From a financial or performance point of view there is no need to upgrade from 4890CF.One of these cards packs a good punch so two of them are great.They'll handle any game you throw at it.

    If you want to upgrade that badly then make it a 5970 or 5870CF because 4890CF is better than a single 5870 so you'd only be downgrading.
     
  4. DavieJG

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Sep 2009

    Posts: 619

    agreed, 4890 CF is still a sweet setup. wait for the next ati cards.
     
  5. gurusan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,489

    Location: Portland, OR

    4890 CF is still a killer setup.....the only downside is idle power consumption but many people don't care about that at all..
     
  6. jorzeh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,432

    Location: Stockport

    my 4870x2 has no problems and your Cf 4890 are a good 15% or so faster.. gogo wait for 6870 and crossfire them :D.
     
  7. blaineoliver

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jul 2009

    Posts: 705

    Location: Near London

    4890 have best idle power consump of the 4xxx series.
     
  8. gurusan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,489

    Location: Portland, OR

    Yeah but still pretty dreadful tbh. Even bested by the GTX 275
     
  9. rexehuk

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,009

    Location: My own head

    Thx for posting op! Saves me asking the same question. Only issue I'm facing is that I have 2 Samsung 2343 staring at me... and I want to buy a 3rd... I think you see where this is going. :p

    Maybe I will hold on and stop being a child! Anyone know when a refresh would be most likely?
     
  10. rolypolyman

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2007

    Posts: 3,740

    Location: Ayr, Scotland

    Only if you are desperate for Dx11 and then only 5850CF\5870CF\5970 would do or if really desperate 470Sli\480Sli.:D
     
  11. Marine-RX179

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,343

    In my opinion, the utilization dx11 for games at the moment are still very light use and not yet really offer 'huge' graphic quality boost over dx10. Since you got CF4890, I would say stick with them, and give time for games to employ heavier use of dx11 features (mainly tessellations), then you could consider whether to upgrade to 2nd gen dx11 cards or not.
     
  12. [email protected]

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 27,821

    Stick with them for now.
     
  13. Nevakonaza

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2009

    Posts: 5,406

    one 4890 alone is enough,let alone two.....id keep what you have right now,DX11 imo isnt a good enough reason to upgrade to a 5000 series card,when you compare DX11/10 there realy isnt much diffrence.
     
  14. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 2,759

    Location: Hampshire

    Completely untrue. The only 4xxx card the 4890 has better idle power consumption than is the 4870. Two 4890s in Crossfire is going to be pulling 120W or more just whilst idle!
     
  15. judmann

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2006

    Posts: 497

    ok all thanks for the replys,
    i will wait for next gen cards,is there a release date yet?
     
  16. gurusan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,489

    Location: Portland, OR

    No the 4890 actually doesn't have a greater idle power consumption than the 4870

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