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Old 06-19-2009, 10:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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what about this

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

or are the OCed cards any good? for 200

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100269OCSR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - OC edition - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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It's been a while since I used an ATI GPU but I know when I did they didn't seem to update drivers near as often as the Nvidia boards. How are drivers these days for ATI? I have no problem switching and the card looks very nice!!
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They update now every two weeks, and I'm finding nVidia's is every month or two months..

I don't know if those guys are reliable with their rebates, but if they do they are good deals.. but usually I avoid pre-oc'ed cards unless it doesn't have a reference cooler (either that or I'd buy a separate cooler and download the Overclocked version's BIOS)
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I've had a HIS card and the rebate worked for me. Also the card I had came with a IceQ3 cooler and was the best overclocking card I've ever had. I like them a lot.

Sapphire on the other hand is definitely not my favorite company (don't like their tech support). But the rebate did come through.
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I had a HIS that had a supposed warranty on it, 3 months later when the card died, I went to RMA it, they said my warranty had run out, but I had quite a bit of time left on it.




Just spend the extra 5-10$ on the XFX for the shipping.
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It's been a while since I used an ATI GPU but I know when I did they didn't seem to update drivers near as often as the Nvidia boards. How are drivers these days for ATI? I have no problem switching and the card looks very nice!!
there is also the GTX 275 to consider, PNY for $200

Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX275XPB GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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