- Aug 17, 2004
What a load of illogical nonsense: 5770 (DX11, better architecture, far superior filtering, less power hungry - more OC-friendly etc etc) is overpriced for $160 but the past-gen, soon-to-be-discontinued 4980 (DX10, power-hungry) is not over priced for $195?The Radeon 4890 is the only upper-middle tier card worth buying. GTX 260, 275, Radeon 4870, 5750, 5770 are all over priced when compared to the 4890. You either want a lower-middle tier Radeon 4770 at $99 or a 4890 at ~$195. Everything in between is priced much worse than it was just a few months ago.
What? 2 5770's in cross fire will sometimes beat a 5870 and woop a single 4890. They are also cheaper then a 4890 unless you jump through hoops ,stand on your head, and depend on cash back rebate crap.How do 2 5770s compare to 2 4890s?
EDIT: Nevermind, they barely beat just one 4890, two should demolish them.
2 5770's are cheaper than one 4890?What? 2 5770's in cross fire will sometimes beat a 5870 and woop a single 4890. They are also cheaper then a 4890 unless you jump through hoops ,stand on your head, and depend on cash back rebate crap.
5770's scale very well with crossfire.
Did you read the benchmark I posted?
Sorry for the broken link.And before you say that 2 5770s are much cheaper than 2 4890s, I'll say this: not if we're talking about prices outside of new straight from the factory, like new stuff on ebay or used stuff anywhere. Even a 4870x2 would cost about the same if not less, for more performance. Power isn't a problem, I'll be grabbing a high quality 750w PSU, but I'm not saying I don't value less power munching and noise making, but I'll only take it into consideration if the difference in power isn't that high, which depending on what we're talking about, might be (like a 5770 vs a 4890, not exactly super close).
I'm not debating you, I was trying to help you.Woah woah woah, now we're jumping ahead. The 5770s don't get consistently better performance than the 4870x2, they even lose some battles (like Crysis). And strangely, Anandtech's benches have the 4870x2 beating the 5770 CF by quite a few frames in a few games like HAWX, while on guru3d they end up losing by quite a few frames. Now I don't know who to trust.
But where are the benches for 4890 CF? You can't just assume it's going to be beaten or matched, when the 4870x2 itself is pretty close, if not matching/beating in some games.
But the rest of your points do sound good. My only other problem is prices, $320+ for 2 5770s wherever I look, while the 4870x2 can be found for less (yeah, the $200 deal was probably a rare opportunity, but $250-$300 isn't all that far off). 2 4890s can easily be found for the same price as well.
And I'm sorry if I come off as a douche, I'd just like to be 100% on any choices I make and when there's doubt, then it's not 100%.
as for as I know physx usually doesnt work with SLI. you have to run one card for physx and one for graphics. really I think physx would be a silly reason to chose your gpu setup. Batman is the only game that had decent effects and even those are not all that impressive and can actually cause glitches(floating leaves etc). in fact most of the effects such as destructible walls that were in the Batman demo and promo vids were actually removed from the final game. do not let physx sway your gpu decision.http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_physxgames_home.html
That's quite a short list.
So assuming that I get a dedicated physx card with the 4890s, the only reason to get the 260s is to have one as an even more powerful physx card in the future when I get a better single card from the next generation; I don't count better physx processing now because even if I have 2 260s running and processing physx, I'll be destroying their performance otherwise, so in games that use physx they'll get better physx support but lose terribly to the 4890s in pure performance, if I don't use physx or play a game without then they'll still lose to the 4890s, and if I get a 3rd card for physx then there's no point in getting them in the first place.
So 2 4890s seem the most logical choice? I'm sorry I have to ask this, but I question every choice of my mine: any objections to my logic-based conclusion?