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Introduced on April 2nd 2009, the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4890 is a high end, single GPU graphics card design.

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Pros

significantly faster (10%+) than the earlier 4870 for higher resolution gaming (1680 x 1050+)

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easily overclocked (1GHz isn't too difficult) - further improving speed and value compared to competing products

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first AMD/ATI card offered overclocked directly from the manufacturer

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cheaper than the 4870 was when it launched

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not just an overclocked GPU - significantly redesigned and tweaked

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overclocked GPUs will be certified by ATI before being used by card manufacturers

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Cons

not much different than the 4870 for lower resolution gaming (1280 x 1024 . 1440 x 900 etc...)

5 agree

expensive

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high power draw and heat output

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outperformed by Nvidia's competing card at approx. the same price (GTX 275)

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Introduced on April 2nd 2009, the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4890 is a high end, single GPU graphics card design. Featuring a tweaked RV770 GPU, the RV790 features a ring of decoupling capacitors and several fundamental design improvements in order to allow the chip to run at enhanced timings over the 4870. The first ATI card to be offered overclocked directly from manufacturers, it will come either stock (850MHz) or overclocked (900MHz+). The HD 4890 will cost somewhere in the vicinity of $260.

Features
  • Fabrication Process: 55nm
  • Transistors: 959m
  • Stream processors: 800
  • Texture Units: 40
  • Maximum theoretical memory bandwidth: 115GB/s
  • Maximum power consumption: 190W
Post Review
Yale
04/24/2009 09:32

still built on the 55nm process (40nm should be right around the corner)

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