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Should I do it? Is it worth DX11? Need yall input on this.
 

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No. Though you might as well start with a 5870 or something.
 
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Too be honest I wouldn't switch, You'll lose alot of performance for little to no difference in graphic quality right now since DirectX 11's implementation is still primitive.
 
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4890's faster than 5770's, like erocker said, a 58XX is where to start
 
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I'd wait for a price drop in DX11 cards or just wait past DX11 all together.

Unless some uber pwnge DX11 game comes out then you figure it out lol.
 

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NO... better to go 5850 crossfire or 460 SLI ... but remember 5770 crossfire will consume very less power compared to 2 4890s ... :)
 
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NO... better to go 5850 crossfire or 460 SLI ... but remember 5770 crossfire will consume very less power compared to 2 4890s ... :)
Power is no issue, I think thats kind of obvious since people told me 850watt is overkill for me.. :)
 
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If you do decide to switch out, let me know what you want for your 4890s :D Is it acceptable to call dibs?
 
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If you do decide to switch out, let me know what you want for your 4890s :D Is it acceptable to call dibs?
Yeah, im having second thoughts...
 
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Do it it's worth i just downgraded from a 5850 to a 4870 and direct x 11 is worth it...trust me.
 

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The fact that you are asking the question makes me wonder whether you *need* to upgrade of *want* to upgrade. I think you will do very well with a 5970 :D If you can sell the 4890s for good money (or you have other plans for them), why not? but if the 4890 is going to sleep in a nice coffin, I think you should not upgrade.
 

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personally i would just wait it out and see what happens, everyone can rabble on about DX11 all they want but the fact still remains that 98% of games on pc are currently still chugging along in DX9.0 C or lower.
 
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The fact that you are asking the question makes me wonder whether you *need* to upgrade of *want* to upgrade. I think you will do very well with a 5970 :D If you can sell the 4890s for good money (or you have other plans for them), why not? but if the 4890 is going to sleep in a nice coffin, I think you should not upgrade.
Quite right mate, a lot of these decisions are motivated by the *want* factor. Like myself, I'm deciding whether I should upgrade or not, even though I don't game anymore, just playing some old stuff. Kinda silly but I guess its the upgrade itch. :laugh: Anyways back to the subject, I'd only do that switch if you can't afford better like some said above and accept the performance hit for dx11.
 
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Dont listen to theas guys they own last gen direct x 10 videocard's
 
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Dont listen to theas guys they own last gen direct x 10 videocard's
Dude, no offence, but having a dx10 card doesn't mean that some of us haven't experienced dx11. Is the dark side of the force taking you over? :laugh:
 
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Dude, no offence, but having a dx10 card doesn't mean that some of us haven't experienced dx11. Is the dark side of the force taking you over? :laugh:
ROFL :laugh:
 
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Sell the 4890's and grab a single GTX 460. I have played with 4890's and they don't scale well enough to justify running two IMO. If later you want more performance just grab a second GTX 460 for SLI. I am just using 5870's in my gaming rigs right now but the GTX 460 is the first card of DX11 land that I can really say is a great buy. I enjoy experiencing the latest tech though.
 
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Sell the 4890's and grab a single GTX 460. I have played with 4890's and they don't scale well enough to justify running two IMO. If later you want more performance just grab a second GTX 460 for SLI. I am just using 5870's in my gaming rigs right now but the GTX 460 is the first card of DX11 land that I can really say is a great buy. I enjoy experiencing the latest tech though.
a 4890 cf to 460 would be a major downgrade plus my mobo is a cf only mobo.
 

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a 5870 is probably the most reasonable choice.
 
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a 4890 cf to 460 would be a major downgrade plus my mobo is a cf only mobo.
I know. But I hated the stutter of multi-GPU configurations. Some people don't notice it but I always do. It is like frame loss but more inconsistent.

Why not move to i7 X58?

Your Q9550 sells used for more than the i7 920 on [H] and the i7 920 gives it a beat down performance wise. X58 boards can be had for cheap etc........

That would be a better upgrade for you in the long run than switching GPU's TBH. Only because the value of LGA775 high end is inflated right now.