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    Radeon 4890 for 170?

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    The part of my brain that controls things like biting nails and reading Reddit and Digg is telling me to get my credit card out. The other part that I don't often like to listen to is telling me I don't play any games at the moment that justify the purchase.

    Damnit, Brain!

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    Don't. It's ATI proprietry evilness.

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    Yeah, evil, but a 1GB for 159!

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    Touche.

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    The reference for these isn't that bad I thought? Cooler is fairly effective etc.

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    My 8800GT works just fine on everything I play at the moment. Nothing new that's come out has raised any interest so far this year.

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    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/videogames/676427011/ref=pd_ts_zbw_vg_h__676427011_more?&pf_rd_p=221002391&pf_rd_s=right-7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=300729&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1C44GN57NHNDRBETWYAG]Amazon.co.uk PC & Video Games Bestsellers: The most popular items in PC & Macintosh. Updated hourly.[/ame]

    Makes for depressing reading. I really only play L4D at the moment. Farcry 2 is also installed, but is just way to annoying to be fun, drive 10 minutes to pick up a mission, drive 10 minutes to the mission, drive back and get another mission yawn.

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    The 48xx series has been awesome, people are complaining that the ATI drivers are baggy but I really havent noticed this at all!!

    I just enjoy playing Crysis at higher than 320 x 240

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    Why not go with a 5770 instead? DX11 support as well as more efficient power consumption and faster clock speeds
    Last edited by painejake; 11th March 2010 at 08:26 AM.

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    I own two x 4890's and they are absolutely faultless, Crysis 1920x1080 Enthusiast settings and it runs very smooth indeed.

    Word of warning:

    1) They run very hot, around 50c idle, and peak at 80-83c when on full load.
    2) They are very very very noisy cards when on full load, the noise they make is immense, never had a card that loud.

    Saying that, I wouldn't trade mine for any of the newer 5xxx series just for DX11 and Eyefinity, when the cards I've got trumps all.

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