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Thread: Radeon 4890s make it to Newegg

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    Default Radeon 4890s make it to Newegg

    Newegg now have the 4890s for sale. Here is a link to the models

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rchInDesc=4890

    Not a bad deal I may add :cool:

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    Ohhh, now I have the upgrade bug again. And after I just shook my last case unscathed.

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    For the price, these cards look to be killer. And on that note, we'll soon be reviewing the upgraded Sapphire Vapor-X 4890.

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    http://www.cluboverclocker.com/revie...890_1gb/p1.asp

    Here's a review for the regular 4970. Doesn't look to have a massive performance increase over the 4870.

    If you've got a 4870 or 4850 in xfire, I really wouldn't bother.

    If you're too lazy to read -- about 10% performance over the 4870, which is much, much cheaper.

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    yes, 4970 is 10 - 15% better than the sibling 4870. It's about $50 more than 4870 right?
    What is the current price for 4870 1G version now?

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    Sapphire 4870 1GB is 189. ~60$ difference

    ~30% more cost, 10-15% performance increase


    ---- wait for the 4890x2 :cool:

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    This is normal though. Companies make incremental changes, rarely do they have big performance leaps; it's not good business. Offer the consumer JUST enough but no more than necessary.

    So, for someone looking to upgrade, the 4890 is a very good option, but if you already have a 4870 then it's likely not worth it unless you're looking to add a second card in Crossfire X.

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