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#21 11 years ago

I prefer this review for a good comparison of cards. ATI Radeon HD 4890 Roundup (ASUS, Diamond, HIS, Sapphire, XFX)

Pretty impressive how the 4890 wins at a few games over the 285




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#22 11 years ago

By maybe 4 fps. Anyways, I got a question: Does msi make good motherboards?


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#23 11 years ago
computernerd;4941429By maybe 4 fps. Anyways, I got a question: Does msi make good motherboards?

Depends on the motherboard. In general they make nice stuff. If the board layout suits what you want and has everything you're looking for theres no reason to stay away from MSI.

And when 4fps is 10% difference I'd say thats a big deal for a card thats not even supposed to compete against it.




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#24 11 years ago

The overclocked versions competed rather well, but anyways I wanted to know because I'm getting a 4890, and not because I like it, but because $866 vs $1,466 is too good of an offer to pass up.


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#25 11 years ago
Pretty impressive how the 4890 wins at a few games over the 285

So does the GTX275. Honestly, I can't see any reason why someone would buy a 285 right now, with it costing a full $100 over the GTX275, and only being a few percent faster.

By maybe 4 fps. Anyways, I got a question: Does msi make good motherboards?

Obviously the more you pay the better the motherboard. But the Eclipse series of mobos they make are known for their quality, and are right up there in terms of features and stability.




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#26 11 years ago

Well, I just found an EVGA 275 for $10 less then the 4890 I was planning on getting, so it's back to that.


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#27 11 years ago

Where'd you find that kind of deal?




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#28 11 years ago

Newegg.com. It was an EVGA card, and the 4890 was a Diamond which is what I would've bought cause I heard Diamond was one of the top ATi sellers.


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#29 11 years ago

I've always liked Sapphire cards. All of the ATI's i've had have been from Sapphire except for my X800XT which was a real ATI built card. Never had a problem with any of them. The new XFX and ASUS ATI cards look pretty good too.




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#30 11 years ago
*The.Doctor;4942408I've always liked Sapphire cards. All of the ATI's i've had have been from Sapphire except for my X800XT which was a real ATI built card. Never had a problem with any of them. The new XFX and ASUS ATI cards look pretty good too.

I haven't really been a fan of Sapphire cards, but Visiontek, Asus, ATI built, and XFX makes nice stuff that I've used.