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get 2 4890's or wait for the 5 series

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#1
^^^

and when does the 5k series cards come out?
 
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23rd sept...im getting the 5870 i have the same gfx card as u
 
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wait for the 5870, it will trump two 4890s
 
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wait for the 5870, it will trump two 4890s
Are you sure? I'm pretty sure the 4890's will still be better (performance-wise), but they'll be more expensive, use more power and take up more room.
 
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was there a priced announced for the 5870?
 
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probably about the same speed but less power less space and DX11 support
 

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no brainer wait, Single card always the better option.
 
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wow, all I want to do is have a good rig,lol and I want a bunch of things but I want the graphics card to be the first to go, dont wanna overclock my q6600 cause I dont know how and I dont feel like reading how to do it and then I do then screw up my cpu, all im looking at for an upgrade is graphics cards and ram....lots of ram dont wanna upgrade to an expensive i7 setup and I dont wanna break my parts.....help me someone! be my hero

birthday is on the 16th, so I think my budget is 300 dollars but I think it might get stretched to a lil bit more
 
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much better to wait just a little bit.
The 5 series are soooo much better
 
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Wait for the HD5 series.
 
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I suppose I have many things to choose from, pc upgrades or bigger better lcd tv rather than using my shitty crt, and I have a ps3 so I dont see why not, or a bunch of video games
 
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I'd wait, in fact I am :D

The 5870 should be about equal to if not better then 2 4890s.

And since they cost the same, and since one card uses less power and produces less heat :p
 
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I agree single card ALWAYS better than two cards. SOOO much better. Better on room, better on heat and better on your PSU!! Not to mention the newer card gives you newer features like DX11! Wait for sure.
 

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I agree single card ALWAYS better than two cards. SOOO much better. Better on room, better on heat and better on your PSU!! Not to mention the newer card gives you newer features like DX11! Wait for sure.
Never mind IF the game supports CF\SLI.
 

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I dont understand the need for 2 4890s in the first place.

I had 2 4870s and they whaled on everything at 1920 X 1200. However take into acct. the big PS and all the heat added and it seems silly.

I would definitely wait for the new stuff to see what it really is like.
I agree single card ALWAYS better than two cards. SOOO much better. Better on room, better on heat and better on your PSU!! Not to mention the newer card gives you newer features like DX11! Wait for sure.
LOL, in YOUR opinion maybe.. ( sometimes maybe, sometimes not, but NEVER "Always" )

I really like mid range multiple cards.
 
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still same answer from two month ago for anyone think about upgrade graphic card "wait for DX11 cards"
 
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DX11 isn't the deciding factor for most people, I think its the whole the cards being so damn powerful ha ha :D
 
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As an owner of a 4890 CF setup I tell you: Wait for the 5-series. I kinda regret buying two 4890s. While its certainly cool to have those, and its nice knowing that everything will be smooth; they're overkill for what I use them, and if a single card matches their performance, then go for that single card.
 
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I have to agree with MRCL here I have 2 4890's and on my board they are so close together it is not in the slightest bit funny. I either have to watercool them or sell them off for 50 series card.
 

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As an owner of a 4890 CF setup I tell you: Wait for the 5-series. I kinda regret buying two 4890s. While its certainly cool to have those, and its nice knowing that everything will be smooth; they're overkill for what I use them, and if a single card matches their performance, then go for that single card.
If you want a cheap but decent upgrade that will last you a long while.

4870's in crossfire are still 2nd to none & they offer GREAT value for money too since prices have dropped to the point where their just £20-30 more then a 4770 that retails for around £80 here - there are 4870's available for slightly under/over £100 which is a steal for the performance that the card still offers.

Im not tell you to go buy a 4870. im just suggesting that as a 4870 crossfire owner they still offer amazing performance & their stupidly cheap. even if you choose to run with a single card. if you sent a single 4870 to Iraq, the war would have been already over as soon as it hit the sand.