Friday, September 11th 2009

New Force 3D HD 4890 Accelerator Needs Only One Power Connector

Force 3D rolled out a refreshing take on the ATI Radeon HD 4890 with its own-design F4890P-G5-350-FS. This model offers all features of the GPU running at AMD reference clock speeds of 850/975 MHz (core/memory), while needing only one 6-pin power connector, while most other accelerators based on the GPU require two, some overclocked models even needing a 6+2 pin power connector to replace one of them. This card has a slim design, with a short PCB, and a decent Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin-Turbo Pro cooling the GPU. It holds 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and includes DVI-D, HDMI and D-Sub for connectivity. It has started selling in Japan for a fairly standard price.

Source: AKIBA PC Hotline
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15 Comments on New Force 3D HD 4890 Accelerator Needs Only One Power Connector

#1
pantherx12
That's actually really cool, great for people with lower spec PSU etc!
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#2
afw
Low power draw , low temps ... wow .......
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#3
Mistral
I have the Accelero Twin-Turbo... I have no idea how anything you slap it onto could be called "a slim design". It's very nice that the PCB is shorter, but that's still 3 slots right there...
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#4
lemode
amd has their game locked tight!
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#5
aCid888*
This card may only need one power connector....but my overclocking obsession demands two. :nutkick: :laugh:
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#6
Mussels
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kraaaazy!

i can see this being popular for crossfire users, less plugs = easier on most PSU's

(assuming it fits, with that huge cooler in the way)
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#7
pantherx12
Well even if you put on something like an Akasa neo and sell the cooler that comes with it its pretty nifty : ]
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#8
mdm-adph
Wonder if it only needs one 6-pin because it's drawing more power through the PCI-E 2.0 slot... would this mean you couldn't use this card on a PCI-E 1.1 board?
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#9
a_ump
by: mdm-adph
Wonder if it only needs one 6-pin because it's drawing more power through the PCI-E 2.0 slot... would this mean you couldn't use this card on a PCI-E 1.1 board?
i don't believe that is possible. PCI-E 2.0 was spec'd to deliver up to 150watts but for some reason it hasn't been implemented yet, or hasn't been activated if it is possible on all 2.0 supporting mobo's.
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mdm-adph
by: a_ump
i don't believe that is possible. PCI-E 2.0 was spec'd to deliver up to 150watts but for some reason it hasn't been implemented yet, or hasn't been activated if it is possible on all 2.0 supporting mobo's.
Oh -- good. Just wondering -- got a few older systems, was wanting to upgrade them with a few monster video cards a year or so from now when 4890's are like $80. :D
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#11
Hitman.1stGame
^^ you remind me ...old Video cards Price Like Geforce FX 5800 Ultra:D
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#12
Cheeseball
Awesome size. The twin-turbo is quite nice as well.
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#13
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Wonder how it compares to a normal two connector 4890 - I'm be interested on the stability of the card.
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Very nice, Im all about lower power draw.
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#15
Fx
by: Mistral
I have the Accelero Twin-Turbo... I have no idea how anything you slap it onto could be called "a slim design". It's very nice that the PCB is shorter, but that's still 3 slots right there...
true but some of us only use 1 gfx card and never xfire. there is still room for a sound card and even an Intel NIC
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