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ATi Radeon HD4890 1GB; Asus or XFX?

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  1. Valenciente

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    I'm looking to buy an ATi Radeon HD4890, and the XFX being only £6 more expensive, I have a hard time choosing which one to get.

    I have heard that the Asus one OC's nicely to around 1GHz Clock Speed, and I'm not sure if the XFX can do this.

    Any advice on these cards, or if I can get a better one for the same price?

    Thanks,
    -Valen
     
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    h3llb3nd4 New Member

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    ask a coin!! cos both of them are good
     
  3. Valenciente

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    Yeah, but are there any differences?
     
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    Or should I rather get the GeForce GTX 275?

    I have been reading some comparisations, and it seems that the 275 have equal/higher framerates to/than even the Factory-OC'd HD4890 XXX. But then, if I can OC the Asus HD4890 to 1Ghz, it will beat the stock 275. Can the 275 be overclocked to beat that?
     
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    after having quickly tested both cards.....@stock speeds they perform the same-ish and when taking them up to their resecptive o/c maxiums(1000/1200 stock volts 4890,750/1250 stock volts 275) they still perform the same -ish.
    my asus card runs 1040+ with .10 more 3d volts
    i have yet to put a softmod on the 275 because i think theres no vt11xx controller,but i have not taken the h/s off the 275 yet to confirm that.
    but rivas not working for the softmod on the 275,i'll put a few hours in to see if its just the newer drivers or just me
     
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    Is the X38-T2R crossfire? If so then go 4890 for that reason alone. I'm not a big CF fan but you never know when it could come in handy...
     
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    They are both the same exact card. Just get which ever brand you prefer.
     
  8. Valenciente

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    I think I'll go with the Asus.

    Yes iandh, it is a crossfire board.
     
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    Get ASUS for its software bundle.
     
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    I would wait until Sapphire launches Toxic ed. of the 4890, for better OC headroom and better cooling!
     
  11. iandh Xtreme Refugee

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    Just another thought, don't worry about not getting the GTX 275... the cards are so close it is pretty much moot, and you never know what could happen in future games/driver releases.
     

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