Which GPU should I get?

By herbalfire
Feb 24, 2012
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  1. right I want to go with xfire and I have to gtx 460's but my board dosent support sli and I cant get hyper sli to work (£300 wasted) and in a local store they will give me £65 on exchange and they have 2 hd4890's for 65 and a hd 5770 for 75 really cant decide weather to get the 4890's and accept my losses or pick up the 5770 and get another one from somewhere ele or would it just be better to stick with one gtx 460?
  2. herbalfire

    herbalfire TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    forgot to mention that I'm not that fussed about dx11 either
  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Don't mind me saying this herbalfire, but you could've done some research before putting all that money into it.
  4. herbalfire

    herbalfire TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I know I know but I was under the impression that hyper sli would be easy as click and go but it disentangle seem to work
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    For now, you can go to your mobo's website and check it's limitations. See what you can upgrade it to at the max, and check the GPU manufacturer's guide on installation.
  6. herbalfire

    herbalfire TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    my board supports xfire and I'm going after college to get the first card just need to know wich is the best option
  7. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    It may be a cheaper alternative to get a new board (SLI) than to take the loss on the 460's.
  8. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    As far as I'm concerned, I'm going to get more RAM after my annual exams next month. Haha.
  9. herbalfire

    herbalfire TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I was considering that but I have no income ive decided to trade in for 2 4890's I'm glossing 60 quid :(
  10. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    I think so too. You can always check it out. Probe the depths bro.
  11. herbalfire

    herbalfire TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    yeah ino I found a decent asus board surprisingly cheap with sli and an amd chipset but it was 57£ plus 15 p+p I just don't have the money and I'm relying solely on trading what I already have Atm till I get a job Haha and my dad thinks its acceptable to just take every part that I upgrade like when I upgraded at Christmas he just took my old rig and I was like wtf man I wants some monehs back? haha
     
  12. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Duh...the intricacies of family life xD
    I guess you'll just have to choose what's best for your mobo.
  13. herbalfire

    herbalfire TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Haha indeed well I get my hd 4890 so ill just have to live with 1 billion less transistors untill I get my other one, its weird I got it clocked at 1ghz and gpuz reports all the specs to surpass the gtx but perfromance seams to be worse ill just have to wait and see if xfire makes it beast and it was running at 107c! untill I cleared out all the dust ah the joys of second hand hardware
  14. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Indeed. And don't forget to check for individual benchmark scores. It'll help you find the bottleneck.


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