GTX 275 or HD RADEON 4890

  bounce44 02:19 24 Jun 09

Im ordering the below system and unsure which GPU to go for.

Intel® Core™ i7 920 @ 2.66GHz 8 MB cache
6GB (3x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Triple Channel Memory
1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

It will only be used for gaming and watching films. I read reviews after reviews with both cards. One site says GTX 275 is alot better, another says 4890.

Im confused! price difference is £10.

Is it true the GTX 275 is being discontinued soon?

Any advice on which one to go with.

  carver 08:04 24 Jun 09

Both cards are very good and will do their job well, have a look here click here

If I were you I would try and pick the card that suits the games you mainly play, some cards play certain games better than others.

One thing you haven't mentioned is the Motherboard you have chosen, or the case you will be using, only mention these things because these are big cards and can be a tight fit.

  carver 08:33 24 Jun 09

Another link here click here

  citadel 17:04 24 Jun 09

they are about equal, graphics cards are always being updated, the new dx11 cards are out later this year, ati first and nvidia later.

  bounce44 17:28 24 Jun 09

Thanks guys. My pc specs are

The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R X58 2 Way Crossfire/SLI DDR3

Do you think this Monitor will be ok with the radeon card, as i like it alot.

click here

  mrwoowoo 01:52 25 Jun 09

Nothing between the cards as previously said.
As it's a crossfire motherboard it's designed more for an ATI card.
A cheap way to upgade your graphics later on is to add another identical card to run the two together when the prices of that card have dropped.
With the Nvidia card you can't do that as it requires SLI.

  bounce44 02:40 25 Jun 09

Was thinking that Mrwoowoo. Cheers.

  carver 06:44 25 Jun 09

That motherboard will support both SLI and Crossfire so you don't have to worry about that.

One thing to take into account is noise level of the cards, some of those ATI cards can be a bit on the noisy side when running games.

Also see how much power they take if you do decide to run 2 cards, otherwise you may find that your PSU isn't up to it, so it may be worth while paying for a better and more powerful PSU to start with.

  mrwoowoo 12:25 25 Jun 09

I stand corrected. Didn't see the SLI on the end.

  bounce44 16:31 25 Jun 09

Hi thanks Carver. Yes was thinking that, the PSU seems decent enough for now. These are full specs, i upgraded the cooler & PSU as i was advised.

CAS:APEVIA X-Cruiser Mid-Tower Metal Case w/ Side Window
CS_FAN:Default Case Fan
POWERSUPPLY:625 Watts Power Supplies(Enermax Pro 82+ 625Watt Power Supply (84 - 88% Efficiency))
CPU:(Quad-Core)Intel® CoreT i7 920 @ 2.66GHz 8 MB cache LGA1366
FAN:THERMALTAKE V1 CPU COOLER MOTHERBOARD:Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R X58 2 Way Crossfire/SLI DDR3MEMORY:6GB (3x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Triple Channel Memory
VIDEO:ATI Radeon HD 4890 PCI-E x16 1GB DDR5 Video Card
HDD:Single Hard Drive (1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Looks ok to me, what you think?

  citadel 17:41 25 Jun 09

thats a great psu

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