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Sapphire HD 4890 Begins Getting Listed

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  1. btarunr

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    Weeks ahead of launch, Sapphire's Radeon HD 4890 graphics accelerator has already started to to get listed on online stores, not concentrated in a particular region. The HD 4890 is characterized by the upcoming RV790 graphics processor, it is a current-generation successor to the HD 4870 accelerator. Its specifications are unclear, though most sources in the industry and press have so far revealed it not to be much of a featureset expansion over the RV770.

    Dutch retailer Salland Automatisering BV has listed the Sapphire-made accelerator for € 253.95 inclusive of VAT (€ 218.95 excluding it). Another retailer, PB Technologies Auckland (New Zealand), has listed it for NZ $613.97 (325 USD), including applicable taxes. The Dutch retailer went on to list some of the card's specifications. It features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.90 GHz (975 MHz actual). Its core is clocked at 850 MHz. No pictures, or information about the GPU's internals (such as stream processor count, TMU/ROP counts) were provided. Both retailers have put the product on pre-order. AMD is expected to release the card on April 8, 2009.

    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    330.00 usd.......... I hope this thing pwns
     
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    That's 330 USD in New Zealand, 337 USD in The Netherlands. It should be lesser in the US.
     
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    I'll get whatever Nvidia brings out.:)
     
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    330 New Zealand ?? That's £124 UK...

    "330 New Zealand dollars = 124.363481 British pounds"
     
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    But they always cost more over here :(
    My 3870 is still at £117 on Ebuyer!
     
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    hope this 4890 is really a real killer...
     
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    I hope the power consumption is dropped dramatically compared to the 4870. If so, then I'll look into one instead of the 4870.
     
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    It's 614 New Zealand dollars, the 330 is the US Dollars converted price already
     
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    These probably wont be 330$ US unless they really are that much powerful. I'm guessing 250$ for 512mb and 280$ for 1gb.
     
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    i hope this will bring 4870 prices down so i can get one..! imo this is a downsized ocd RV770. what do you guys think?
     
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    Cannot wait! It this has some good speed to it, it might be my next card!
     
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    If the 4870 gets ANOTHER price cut because of this, then I'd be happy. :D
     
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    memory clocked at 3.90 GHZ? holy sh!t.
     
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    Actual clock speed of 975 MHz.
     
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    straight up! ME TOO:laugh:
     
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    whats the difference? DDR would be 1950 of course, so I'm guessing this is Quad Data Rate @ 4x975?¿? I have a feeling I'm missing something that is going to make me look really dumb:laugh:
     
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    Any confirmation on die size? Originally slated for 40nm, with fab issues, some sites are saying it will be 55nm.
     
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    im pretty sure its gonna be 55nm
     
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    GDDR5 is effectively quad-data rate since even while having only two transfers per clock cycle, twice the amount of data as GDDR3 is pushed in each transfer. So technically it's DDR, but effectively QDR. So a 975 MHz GDDR5 bus is as good as a 3.90 GHz.

    RV790 was never really meant to be a 40 nm part, although sections of the press thought otherwise. It was always meant to be an RV770 with some tuneups.
     
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    Just how much faster is this card supposed to be? Just cheaper to produce with a slightly higher clock rate?
     
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    8~20% faster than HD 4870.
     
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    Thank you for the explanation, and while I'm still confused, it helped a good deal.
     
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    Every morning the baker carries a sack full of flour between the grocery and his bakery....SDRAM

    His son gives him a hand every morning....DDR SDRAM

    They subscribe to Playboy and get a thing to grow some muscles (get stonger), both carry two sacks flour each....GDDR5
     

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