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    Do most games work without configuring some page file?

    I'm looking for a cheap 4890... they still going for around $200 on ebay. I thought for sure they would be $150 now... crap!

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    TigerDirect selling factory refurbish 4890s for $170

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...719&CatId=3669

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    4890 CF actually beats 5970 in some benchmarks..

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/g...Dead,1621.html

    Well, come to think of it, a 4890 is still a relatively new, high end card. It may not have DX11 capability or Eyefinity, but going from it to a single 5870 is not a very big improvement when you consider the price.
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    Well I had my 2 4890's. I got my second one cheap off ebay from NCIX for $120. Of course my PSU couldn't handle them in most games, but Far Cry 2 I maxed out with an average of 75 FPS.

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    2 x 4890's will not beat a 5970, end of story. I have both setups, have tested both setups, and I call shenanigans. 2 x 4890's, however, will beat a 5870

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Well I had my 2 4890's. I got my second one cheap off ebay from NCIX for $120. Of course my PSU couldn't handle them in most games, but Far Cry 2 I maxed out with an average of 75 FPS.
    Any issuies running them? Whats the link to NCIX ebay store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    2 x 4890's will not beat a 5970, end of story. I have both setups, have tested both setups, and I call shenanigans. 2 x 4890's, however, will beat a 5870
    No doubt, but looking at real world gaming comparions.. its like a few Frame per second difference... not enough to break the bank over. Not unless DX11 is really important to you.

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    I had issues with sertain drivers of course, but other than that it was excellent. The name on ebay is "outlet_ncix".

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    Okay, Thanks.

    One other thing.. Would matching a regalur 4890 with a factory overclock 4890 be okay?

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    Yep.

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    Cool :cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' ½ Dead View Post
    Okay, Thanks.

    One other thing.. Would matching a regalur 4890 with a factory overclock 4890 be okay?
    Yup, the 4890 I screwed up was a regular, and I already owned the OC version. Now that I think about it.. I hope Powercolor gives me a new one.

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    The post asks "is crossfire a headache" , well not here lads! I can't say squat about the 4890, but my crossfire 5870's X 2 on cat suite 10.2 run BFBC2 BETA like it was meant to be run....UNREAL!!
    “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” --Albert Einstein

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    I just dropped a 5970 on Cat.3 into my daily rig and DANG I should jump into BF:BC2 now that you mention it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Yup, the 4890 I screwed up was a regular, and I already owned the OC version. Now that I think about it.. I hope Powercolor gives me a new one.
    So I should get the exact same card to minimize any problems? My card cost $230... that's if you can even find one. Only amazon has them now.

    I'd be better off selling it.. But I don't have a spare GPU lying around or unboard graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' ½ Dead View Post
    So I should get the exact same card to minimize any problems? My card cost $230... that's if you can even find one. Only amazon has them now.

    I'd be better off selling it.. But I don't have a spare GPU lying around or unboard graphics.
    No no no.. it doesn't matter. I screwed mine up by flashing it. It worked fine before.

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