Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Cool Mike, May 6, 2009.
Atomic not available at NewEgg yet. ETA is today!
Keep watching! I'm not getting my Toxic until Thursday. UPS has really slowed down lately. Glad I got it though, ewiz is out of them already.
Thanks i'll keep watching. New shipments typically hit the site around 3:30PM EST. Not today it seems. Let us know how well your toxic overclocks.
which is higher clocked? atomic or toxic?
Atomic = 1000mhz GPU
Toxic = 960mhz GPU
Both use 6 and 8 pin pci-e connectors.
The European guy here again, seems liks it will never appear in Europe, starting to think about alternatives, some sugestions? Like XFX black, Powercolor, something clocked around the 1 GHz.
Power color has a pcs++ (1010 core/1100 memory coming soon.
Check their web site out, under news...
thanks erocker. now i can anticipate and wait for some reviews. i might wait for the 5-series instead but who knows?
You could always go the cheaper Toxic and overclock yourself to 1GHz, I mean its already running at 960/1050 which is fine, and as its the same Card + Cooler I'm sure we can OC just as good as the Atomic and save $$$.
Thats my belief atleast.
On a sidenote - I'm currently in the throws of trying to bring my brain into line and decide going with ethier the new Asus 4870x2 (http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/2748/asus_radeon_eah4870x2_tri_fan_graphics_card/index.html) or aim for 1xToxic 4890 with getting a second later.
some 4890 vapor-x's have popped up on ebay. prices look alright. let's see what the egg and other retailers will price them at.
Just ordered 2 toxics Tired of waiting for the atomic.
Pricing/Location mate? Keep us posted, I'm interested in your OC experiences.
The egg of course
Hoping Newegg will have Atomics today. Does anyone have a promotion code (discount) they could share?
Why not get the Toxic and save 50 bucks? Its just 40mhz short from the Atomic and I'm sure you could make up the difference in a slight oc. Memory is the same speed on both cards though. Get two for some xfire love and have a killer setup.........hmmmm, make me want one now.
Until I see the Overclocking numbers I am holding off on the Toxic. The atomic will do 1060 Mhz core and in many cases 1250 (5000mhz eff.)Mhz Memory. If the Toxic will overclock like this I will purchase it. Erocker has purchased the toxic and is expected to receive it on Thursday. Also, I am not sure if the toxic will allow you to overclock past 1000 mhz core in CCC. We will find out soon I hope.
Don't expect to see the Atomic version again. Don't expect the Toxic to be in stock very long either.
The word is Newegg will see more Atomic's. I guess we'll see. If not, I may wait for the ATI
5800 series. I hope you get us a review on the toxic late tomorrow.
Getting out of work early tomorrow, should have some pics and stuff late evening.
Maybe the thermal stuff between the heatsink and video cards needed to settle down. I havent had a issue for a while now. They tend to sit at 60C load which is much better than my 4850s at 100C. Did you guys want me to try to bench some more to get an idea on how well they run in crossfire?
Shogoxt, Did you purchase a Atomic or Toxic. What were your max(stable) overclock speeds? thx
Using W1zzard's GPUtool I could probably get 1020 core if i increase the fan over 80%. Even then a error or 2 will creep up once in a while. I never noticed them in the pic, but still artifacting is bad even if only a little.
I don't know if this holds water, but apparently Sapphire is also selling a regular looking 4890 clocked at 1 ghz which they call the OC Edition! The price is close to the regular 850mhz 4890.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102831&Tpk=sapphire 4890 oc
Looks like another week for the Atomic at Newegg. ETA: 6/10/09
It's amazing no other company is selling the Atomic. Wonder if Newegg has the initial rights to sell.
Seeing as reference 4890's can clock to 1GHz, I don't see the 'desire' for the Atomic outside of not having to OC yourself, pretty shiny box and the 'limited' edition appeal.
I for one am currently tossing up between the Asus 4870x2 Tri-Fan or a Toxic 4890 to tide me over until the DX11 cards. Hmmmm
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