Wednesday, April 1st 2009

XFX Readies Radeon HD 4890 XXX, XT OC Editions

XFX is starting its Radeon HD 4890 lineup with three models graded by the core clock-speed they come with. The base-model will carry reference clock speeds of 850/975 MHz (core/memory), the XFX HD 4890 XT, with clock speeds of 875/975 MHz, and the XFX HD 4890 XXX, with clock speeds of 900/975 MHz.

Something about the XXX model is interesting: almost every other AMD partner has a Radeon HD 4890 variant with the same core clock-speed: A certain ASUS Radeon HD 4890, Sapphire HD 4890 Toxic, HIS HD 4890 Turbo, and MSI HD 4890 OC, and a recent AMD slide exposé showing two distinct grades of Radeon HD 4890, with the second one being a "Radeon HD 4890 OC". This grade, according to Expreview, is believed to have high clock speeds, to increase competitiveness against the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 accelerator.

Coming back to the XFX HD 4890 XXX, the card (not pictured yet) comes in a peculiar "X"-shaped box. It comes with a free copy of Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., and is backed by the company's "5-star support". It is expected to be priced above US $250, which is supposed to be the base-price for Radeon HD 4890.

Source: Expreview
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57 Comments on XFX Readies Radeon HD 4890 XXX, XT OC Editions

#1
kenkickr
That's going to be a hard box to place in the closet:laugh: It would be cool to actually see the video card cause right now Asus has the most impressive looking on.
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#2
lucasweir
i lik the look of that it might have to be my first CF setup soon?
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
holy shit looks like a car hit that box
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#4
aCid888*
by: btarunr
the XFX HD 4890 XT, with clock speeds of 875/975MHz, and the XFX HD 4890 XXX, with clock speeds of 900/975MHz.
Reference is 850mhz so you will pay another "XXX" amount of cash on top of the original price for another 50mhz more on the core..and knowing XFX, the price difference will be enough to buy a 4850 with. :slap:

And we all know its the box your paying for anyway....something that ugly doesn't just drop out of a tree, it takes years of design work to come up with a box that looks like someone took a hammer to a gerry can. :laugh:
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#5
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Looking at the pic, I thought, OMG April fools, but it is real... lol @ the box. No way to store it! I miss when manufacturers made square boxes!
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#6
tzitzibp
ever since i moved to the Ati side I ve been buying Sapphires Toxic version of any card....3870, 4870... and will probably get the 4890 Toxic! but cannot wait to see some numbers of this xfx card! a new player is always welcome, for obvious reasons!:cool:

the box is the last thing that could persuade me to buy any gfx card!
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#7
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
From a marketing standpoint that box is F'ing cool! From a consumers standpoint that box is F'ing Gay!
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: TheMailMan78
From a marketing standpoint that box is F'ing cool! From a consumers standpoint that box is F'ing Gay!
If consumers find it gay, how will those marketing it find it cool? Unless they're...nevermind.

The box will be a pain to deck up in shelves.
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#9
ShadowFold
That box looks really cool to me. And it comes with HAWX, I think most ATi partners are gonna start throwing that in with their cards since it's DX10.1 like STALKER and they used STALKER for awhile.
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
by: ShadowFold
That box looks really cool to me. And it comes with HAWX, I think most ATi partners are gonna start throwing that in with their cards since it's DX10.1 like STALKER and they used STALKER for awhile.
i cant even start that F*cking game in DX10 mode. worked once, quit the game and its never worked since. only runs in DX9 now.

Then i broke my joystick, so its a moot point fixing it.
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#11
ShadowFold
The demo worked for me :p ran really well too. It's pretty fun but I don't have any flying sim sticks or anything :ohwell:
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#12
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
nice box. probly pumped up its price.. if they can just put it in a plain white box with the letters XFX ATI 4890 on it, ittl probly shave off 30$ for the price. hehe
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#13
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: btarunr
If consumers find it gay, how will those marketing it find it cool? Unless they're...nevermind.

The box will be a pain to deck up in shelves.
I should rephrase it. AS a consumer I find it gay. I respect it from a marketing point of view. I mean nobody is even talking about the card. We are all talking about the box! Plus the cost of custom packaging must tack on 2 buck to the retail. Very cool concept that will cause a LOT of point of view purchasing.
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#14
ShadowFold
Why do they even make fancy boxes? Does anyone even sell video cards not online?
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
one in three boxes needs to be in an F shape.

you know, so you can line them up to spell XFX.
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#16
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
I think they did someone a favor by buying all of their X-shaped boxes at a discount because who the hell uses x shaped boxes? Even the XBOX is square. Then they paid a graphic artist gratuitous amounts of money to make a graphic for the box, and now it's going to cost 1.5x more than any other 4890. BRILLIANT!
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TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Binge
Then they paid a graphic artist gratuitous amounts of money to make a graphic for the box, and now it's going to cost 1.5x more than any other 4890. BRILLIANT!
:laugh::roll::laugh: Ever worked with an artist? We are the definition of rape victim.
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#18
Weer
by: Mussels
one in three boxes needs to be in an F shape.

you know, so you can line them up to spell XFX.
Oh! Or they could make boxes in the shape of an "O". Then we'd have F-O-X!

See how much fun we can have with words, everyone?

Thank you, XFX :)
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Weer
Oh! Or they could make boxes in the shape of an "O". Then we'd have F-O-X!

See how much fun we can have with words, everyone?

Thank you, XFX :)
chop the box up for RMA's and reword it to FUX'D
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#20
Weer
by: Mussels
chop the box up for RMA's and reword it to FUX'D
Actually, with an "O", an "X" and an "F", we can downright spell "Fuck".
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#21
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Mussels
chop the box up for RMA's and reword it to FUX'D
:laugh: WIN!
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#22
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
My Gainward Golden Sample 4870 came in today. MUHAHAHHAHAHA!

I'm not bothered by this 4980 malarkey now. :P
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#23
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: InnocentCriminal
My Gainward Golden Sample 4870 came in today.
Golden Sample?! :laugh::roll: I don't know why but I find it funny as hell.
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#25
KieranD
the box is more wack than the bloody card itself, the power usage bothers me tho

if it was me id wait for the next set of cards which will be around the corner, i plan to keep this gtx for a while or id just by current cards like the 4870 1gb or the gtx 260
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