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Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    Having hit the 1.00 GHz (core) mark with its recently-introduced Radeon HD 4890 Atomic Vapor-X, Sapphire still finds the need for a card with the Vapor-X cooler sans the factory-overclocking, leaving some headroom for enthusiasts to play with. The new HD 4890 Vapor-X uses a non-reference blue PCB, along with the Vapor-X cooler similar to that on the HD 4870 Vapor-X model. A vapor-chamber plate makes direct contact with the GPU. It conveys heat to a radial heatsink cooled by a central fan. The memory is cooled by heatsinks, while the VRM-area is cooled by a heatsink of its own.

    Sapphire uses AMD reference clock speeds: 850 MHz (core), and 975 MHz memory. The card features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. Its outputs are care of DVI, D-Sub, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors provided right on the card. The card will reach retail in a few weeks' time.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
  2. Apocolypse007

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    That is one beautiful card! I wonder why they kept the reference clocks?
     
  3. Icewind31 New Member

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    So when you oc it, you feel like you've gain a massive oc. Not as much headroom w/ pre-oc'ed cards :rolleyes:
     
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    I like how modern times have made it so we need small supercomputers inside our regular computers just to play games.
     
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    nice looking fan:)
     
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    VGA, DVI, HDMI, and Displayport, nice!
     
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    Nice card but with dx11 not far away not worth the upgrade from my 4870
     
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    I think sapphire designed this card beautifully.
     
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    (sniff!) It's so beautiful!
     
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    This is one pretty card I must admit. I would buy one if I didn't have my 4870. That looks like an excellent cooler
     
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    I have discovered that no matter how many times I upgrade my computer its never upgraded.
     
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    I think you hit the nail right on the head, I couldnt agree more. Beautiful Card though
     
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    Nice, much better than the standard boxy cooler... Even better than my Toxic Sapphire :p
     
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    It might be sub par performance wise though, remember when the vapochill coolers came out? exact same performance as other standard coolers at the time, I can't imagine it would be worse though.

    edit: I mean these guys not actual vapochill
     
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    about time some 4890s come out with custom cooling, this is no doubt gonna be one of the best :)
     
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    Yeah, that happens to some people when they buy a 9500GT to replace a 8800GT just because the number is higher, too.
     
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    I'm starting to hate Sapphire as a brand. Their rebate is getting horrible. You will have to pay them a few bucks to get your rebate faster. I got my Visa rebate reward card and it expire by the time I had it... WT Fudge? Most of their card now have rebate on them. But overall, their card quality control is very good and I never have a bad Sapphire card except the rebate.
     
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    I had one go bad back in the day, a 9800pro, while I was on vacation one of the pins holding the heatsink to the card loosened and the card cooked itself until I got back. They were going to rma it no question though, I never got around to mailing it though..
    Im happy with Sapphire though,
     
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    My point was that when I finally get the money together or enough balls to make a purchase it seems whatever I bought is already outdated. I'm never ahead. I always have just enough to keep my head above water. :laugh:

    I mean just look at my scores in my specs. They are horrible.
     
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    Staying just behind the curve seems to be the most financially feasible strategy.
     
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    yep every purchase i make now is a discount off my next item (ebay = cupon)
     
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    YOU GUYS are mocking me:(
     
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    Looks really nice. Id get it especially with the cooler. Should be able to definitely hit the 1.0 GHz on the core easily.
     
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    Cool, more of the same. Don't they have anything better to do than churn out only slightly different video cards?
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    That's a great looking card, but for now I will stick with my Crossfired 4850's
     

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