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its quite simple question...,i think..
is a upgrade from hd4890 to hd 7870 worth it??
its funy how you cant actualy find any benchmarks that can compare cards like this!!
 
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I went from xfired 4870's to xfired 7850's and the different was tremendous. Hell the xfired 6850 rig was a night and day difference.
 
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you're supposed to compare 5770 to 7870, or possibly even 7770 or 7750? just some general ranges that are similar to a 48704890

having a 4870x2 & a 570m, i want to throw that in as well, 570m is slightly faster than a single 4870

regardless, 4890 doesnt have dx11, doesnt have mantle, doesnt have driver updates, doesnt have better compute, the list goes on

is the real question 'should i get 7870/270x now or wait until tonga/new cards'?
 
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you're supposed to compare 5770 to 7870, or possibly even 7770 or 7750? just some general ranges that are similar to a 48704890

having a 4870x2 & a 570m, i want to throw that in as well, 570m is slightly faster than a single 4870

regardless, 4890 doesnt have dx11, doesnt have mantle, doesnt have driver updates, doesnt have better compute, the list goes on

is the real question 'should i get 7870/270x now or wait until tonga/new cards'?
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im comparing thiese two becouse i own 4890, but to be honest i dont know why i started this thread..,i was trying to go cheap with gpu but i think i might wait month or two and buy this new r9 285...i will save some money till then and i will definitly have huge performance increase! thnx for your responses guys...
 
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Although not what you may be looking for, I would suggest a 7950. I recently went from a 5850 to a 7950 used from craigslist for about $135. I don't know your budget but I am guessing it would be at least $100. I had to research and there was Gigabyte's 7970 in my price range but the online reviews were awful.
Hope this helps.
 

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im comparing thiese two becouse i own 4890, but to be honest i dont know why i started this thread..,i was trying to go cheap with gpu but i think i might wait month or two and buy this new r9 285...i will save some money till then and i will definitly have huge performance increase! thnx for your responses guys...
Id probably upgrade power supplies before then.
 
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im comparing thiese two becouse i own 4890
i know, my point is you're not gonna find many comparisons out there, so you have to do the next best thing... similar performing cards to get an estimate

or use this extremely simplified estimate... 3870 *2 = 4870, 4870 *2 = 5870, 5870 *2 = 7970

285 sounds exciting, i'm eyeing that myself