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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by techjunkie, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. techjunkie

    techjunkie New Member

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    I have a choice between upgrading to a Q9550 or a HD4890

    What do you think would be better for my current setup ?
     
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    Both would offer incremental improvements. Your CPU is fast (even today), and DX 11 cards are just around the corner so I would recommend waiting a few months and then deciding. Besides a Q6600 and a 4870 isn't a bad setup.
     
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    Yeah that really wouldn't be much of an upgrade, more like a sidegrade. Stay with what you've got for a while longer. Or you can upgrade and send your old stuff my way :rockout:
     
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    if you wanna burn some cash get a soundcard :)

    :toast:
     
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    Its like this. I can sell my 4870 for like atleast 150$ in my country. So I'd only have to put in like 50$ to buy a 4890

    Edit : The soundcard idea seems to be good too. I'll have to do some price research on that :toast:
     
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    That would be tempting. If you have nothing else better to spend $50 on, and nothing to save $50 for I would say get it if you REALLY want it.
     
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    I say go for the CPU. Q9550 is a great piece of silicon :D.
     
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    Getting which part would give me the most increase in performance ?

    If I get the Q9550 I'd get it to at least 3.6-3.8
    the 4890 would be at least 950 on the core
     
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    Well the 4870 should be find on your 19'. I would go for the CPU again. Overclocking would be fun and the Q6600 would make for a nice crunching rig :rolleyes:.
     
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    Hmm... what resolution is your monitor?
     
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    crappy 1440x900
     
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    the CPU ... no doubt
    your 4870 is fine save for 5xxx
     
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    After much thought I think getting a new CPU would give you a more noticeable boost in performance.

    Games are more CPU reliant at low resolutions, and after looking at a few review graphs online on the 4870 and 4890 are usually seperated by only a few FPS in most games (except Crysis) at low resolutions.
     
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    the monitor, upgrade your monitor.
     
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    i say stay on what you have now cuz there is no big jump in performance whis this upgrade , but 50$ more for 4890 look good deal

    did you think it is good idea to replace most overclock quad core CPU with 8M cash with other quad core with 12M cash , did this extra 4M cash deserve this extra money , and you know it is not a normal quad cpu it is Q6600
     
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    I would definately wait for a DX11 card.
     
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