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Sapphire Atomic HD 4890 Vapor-X Pictured

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Sapphire has a new high-end graphics accelerator in the works for launch next week: the Atomic HD 4890. The card features a blue reference PCB by AMD with a few enhancements, paired with Sapphire's Vapor-X cooler to keep this factory-overclocked card cool, and more importantly, quieter than the reference cooler.

    What makes this card even more special is that Sapphire generously overclocked it. The core runs at 1000 MHz, and the 1 GB of GDDR5 memory at 1050 MHz (2100 MHz DDR, 4200 MHz effective). The Catalyst Control Center ATI Overdrive page shows its GPU core overlocking limit upped to 1100 MHz, from the 1000 MHz limit release-drivers were noted to come with. To sustain such high speeds, the card's VRM has been slightly expanded. The card uses an 8-pin PCI-E power connector alongside a 6-pin one. The price of this card is yet to be known.

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    Source: Hexus.net
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I want these cards.
     
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    this card would really gives nvidia a good run. GTX275 down, more to go...
     
  4. ZoneDymo

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    6 and 8pin?
    Wow

    rather get a GTX275 or GTX285 then.
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Just because it uses a 6 and 8 pin connector? Thats crazy.

    On the other hand, Im starting to notice the Vapor-x coolers. I thought they were all marketing hype when Sapphire came out with them, but they seem to cool very well.
     
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    Is this card the first guaranteed 1GHz 4890? You can probably bet on the fact that 90% of Sapphire's non Vapor-X cards won't hit much above 1GHz then. Very cool nevertheless. (pun!)
     
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    how much?
     
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    That thing idles at 40c!!! Is that right??
     
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    The moment I see this thing for sale it is mine!!
     
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    very nice
    me want
     
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    the cooling solution looks just awesome... very nice cards...
     
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    Its not longer than a regular 4850 right? If not it won't fit in my case.
     
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    Must sell soul for 1GHz core clock speedz!!!!!:twitch:
     
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    holy crap, these things are fast. if you can oc the core to 1100 mhz, then it could compete with a gtx 285
     
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    that's great. want it....
     
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    you mean with an overclocked gtx285? From what i've seen they already compete with a stock gtx285 at 900-950mhz
     
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    EEEEK! Must......wait.....for......dx....11...... GAH!
     
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    Damn, If i were looking for a ATI cards this would be the one to get, but i have a GTX295 now, so its fine
     
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    Aye, they're both great cards -- it's a darn shame ATI hasn't pushed support for its GPU coding framework as much as Nvidia's pushed CUDA, because this thing would likely scream when it came to folding.
     
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    more or less depending on a couple of things...
    I run a crossfire of 4870 toxics with vapor x coolers and bottom card idles at 43C, while the top(main) idles at 54C :cool:

    My quess is about +40usd on top of the regular 4890

    they are.... had them on my 3870s and 4870s...TOXICS:pimp:

    ME TOO!:D
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    wow thats a sick looking cooler.

    Me and cdawall might buy 2 of these for benching (i mean 4890's)
     
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    :wtf::wtf::twitch::twitch: OK now I'v found the NEW set to replace these OLD dogs :D:D
     
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    Anyone want to trade one of these for my 4850X2 :p
     
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    this card will be faster than the gtx285......
     

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