gtx 285 or ati radeon hd 4890

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  1. zoramazo

    zoramazo New Member

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    hello,
    i got a problem, i want to buy an amd a790gxm-a, but i dont now what is beter to buy a gtx 285 with sli or a ati radeon hd 4890 with crossfire?
    what is better with an am3 athlon x2 245? please tell me thanks and goodbye
     
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  2. bp9801

    bp9801 Ancient Guru

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    If you're buying the 790GX board, you can't SLI on it. Only Crossfire is supported on the AMD chipsets.
     
  3. zoramazo

    zoramazo New Member

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    but i look in some pages that this chipset AMD M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe (not the same than above) can have sli and is amd, u say all amd chipset or must of them cant have sli (srry about my english i dont speak it well)
     
  4. bp9801

    bp9801 Ancient Guru

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    If you're looking at the M3N-HT, that uses the nVidia 780a chipset which has support for SLI. If you're looking at the A790GXM-A, that uses the AMD 790GX chipset which has support for Crossfire only. A board with the AMD chipset will not run SLI, just Crossfire. A board with the nVidia chipset will not run Crossfire, just SLI.
     

  5. zoramazo

    zoramazo New Member

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    ok but going back to my question what is better ati hd 4980 or gtx 275? (im sorry it was gtx 275 not 285)
     
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  6. Drunkenmasta

    Drunkenmasta Ancient Guru

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    Both are greats cards, from what I've heard the GTX 2xx offers more consistent FPS in gaming especially when the resolution and eye candy is set higher but I haven't seen a HD 48xx card in action. Therefore I can't say from experience only from what I've read.

    You wouldn't be disappointed with either card I'm sure.
     
  7. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    I'd take the ATi option on these grounds:

    ATi cards tend to be cheaper, runs GDDR5 and can CrossFire on the AMD chipsets. The chipsets in themselves are better than the NVIDIA chipset in a way that it tends to overclock better than the NVIDIA chipsets.

    I'd recommend the GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P or the GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P motherboard.

    deltatux
     
  8. Robs03SilverGTS

    Robs03SilverGTS Banned

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    This is true, after experience with ATI's 4000 series I have to say that my decision to go with the GTX 275 was completely justified.
     

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