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Would you trade 2 XFX 4890's for 1 XFX GTX 295?

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  1. Artg17 New Member

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    I just picked up two XFX 4890's XT for $280 and I know someone that wants to trade me for 1 XFX GTX295, straight up. Should I do it or keep the 4890's? I plan on upgrading to the DX11 cards in the next year so I'm thinking GTX295 will give me better resale value. But performance wise I think 4890's crossfire is better.
     
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    I'd do it in a heartbeat. Your cards are worth $430 new, and the 295 is worth $510 new if you trust Newegg's prices.
     
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    Tough call, because whenever both cards become obsolete I would think resell value will be about the same. **DD makes more sense to me. ^^
     
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    I'd keep those cards. They will suit you just fine until Dx11. Also with your current setup, you get an advantage with DX10.1 games.
     
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    Thanks fellas keep em coming I am thinking about keeping them since they do perform better than the 295 plus I always wanted to fill up all the pci spots on my mobo. I have a EVGA X58 SLI and I'll crossfire and the auzen prelude in the last slot.
     
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    Keep them,them two cards crossfired look sexier.
     
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    Does X58 support Tri-fire? Because if so 3x4890 FTW
     
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    Yes, if the board has three x16 slots.
     
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    Yea I have the EVGA X58 SLI board it has three slots, but If I run three cards the other two will run at x8 which isn't a big deal cause it's not much of a bottleneck but from What I hear tri-fire doesn't scale that well and some games actually take a performance hit in tri-fire
     
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    Its a tuf choice but i say keep them unless you plan on getting another gtx 295 down the road for quad sli. Now that would make for a bad ass rig. i am more of an ati guy myself, so I would definitely keep them.
     
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    Thank, yea I doubt ever running anything over 2 way sli/crossfire. unless the new hydra chip makes scaling better,we'll have to wait and see.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    2 @ 8x vs 2 @ 16x in 3dmark is a big deal.
     
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    But 3dmark numbers matters in the real world how?
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    I'd trade up to the GTX295 in a heartbeat too, awesome awesome cards, and the possibility of Quad SLi on your fancy X58 :) which would be true 16x/16x
     
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    e-peen. duh
     
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    Man o man choices choices. How does quad sli scale?
     
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    Actually trade DOWN........The 295 is the slower option..... why would you want to change?
     
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    Poorly but just in 2 slots, just slightly poorly. If you dont have the CPU speed 2 match then your wasting your time (you need really at least 4gig to realise the full potential)..... let us know your res as you have not listed your specs.
     
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    Not really a bottleneck on PCI-E 2.0, on 2 x 8 with a yorkfield I scored almost 24,000 with just two HD4850's.
     
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    I think I am gonna keep them. I have all the stuff ready to build my rig just gotta wait till next thursday to put it all together:

    CPU: Core i7 920 (D0 stepping)
    CPU Cooler: Megahalem w/ Panaflos push/pull
    Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI
    Memory: Corsair 6GB Dominators 1600mhz
    HD: 2 x 300GB WD Velociraptors + 1TB WD Black
    PSU: Corsair 1000W
    GPU: 2 XFX HD 4890's
    Sound Card: Auzen Prelude 7.1
    Speakers: Logitech Z-5500
    Case: Coolermaster Cosmos S
    Rom: LG Blu-ray GGCH20L
    Keyboard: Logitech G15
    Mouse: Logitech G9 + Razer Destructor pad
    Monitor: Samsung T260 1920x1200
    Headphones: Sennheiser HD555 w/ Zalam clip on mic
     
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    some do some just do double SLI. just check to make sure all ports are able to use video cards.
     
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    I just checked a bunch of benchmarks and 4890 CF wins most of them except on the Nvidia optimized games
     
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    yeah I would just keep with what you got think of it this way, if you want room get the 295 since its only 1 card, and get it if your a LAN party person and carries your pc a bunch and doesnt want your pc to be too heavy. keep them if you dont care about weight seeing as you dotn move it a lot and keep the 2 4980s if you dont mind your pc looking loaded I sure dont. my vote is to keep it and if you really want a gtx 295
     
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    Thanks, my case is heavy as it is , I used to do upright rows with it when I work out in the garage lol. It looks like I'm going to keep them cause the price tag is the only benefit since the 295's are so overpriced
     
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