1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X Pictured

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 20, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    27,669 (11.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,414
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    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.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Source: TechConnect Magazine
  2. Apocolypse007

    Apocolypse007 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    615 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    76
    Location:
    New Sewickley, PA
    That is one beautiful card! I wonder why they kept the reference clocks?
  3. Icewind31 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    215 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    28
    Location:
    Boston Area, MA
    So when you oc it, you feel like you've gain a massive oc. Not as much headroom w/ pre-oc'ed cards :rolleyes:
  4. Studabaker

    Studabaker New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,116 (0.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    73
    Location:
    Somewhere in the underground
    I like how modern times have made it so we need small supercomputers inside our regular computers just to play games.
  5. h3llb3nd4

    h3llb3nd4 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,323 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    307
    Location:
    Durban, South Africa
    nice looking fan:)
  6. DanishDevil

    DanishDevil

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,200 (3.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,089
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    VGA, DVI, HDMI, and Displayport, nice!
  7. buggalugs

    buggalugs

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    896 (0.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Location:
    Australia
    Nice card but with dx11 not far away not worth the upgrade from my 4870
  8. GSG-9

    GSG-9

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,674 (0.50/day)
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Mn
    I think sapphire designed this card beautifully.
  9. PCpraiser100 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,062 (0.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    68
    (sniff!) It's so beautiful!
  10. HolyCow02

    HolyCow02 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,638 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    111
    Location:
    New York
    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
  11. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,635 (8.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,244
    I have discovered that no matter how many times I upgrade my computer its never upgraded.
  12. domy85

    domy85

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    828 (0.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    62
    Location:
    Chicago
    I think you hit the nail right on the head, I couldnt agree more. Beautiful Card though
  13. zAAm

    zAAm

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    978 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    76
    Location:
    South Africa
    Nice, much better than the standard boxy cooler... Even better than my Toxic Sapphire :p
  14. GSG-9

    GSG-9

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,674 (0.50/day)
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Mn
    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
  15. Paintface

    Paintface New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    389 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    73
    about time some 4890s come out with custom cooling, this is no doubt gonna be one of the best :)
  16. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    Yeah, that happens to some people when they buy a 9500GT to replace a 8800GT just because the number is higher, too.
  17. my_name_is_earl

    my_name_is_earl New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Messages:
    228 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Location:
    Grand Prairie Texas
    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.
  18. GSG-9

    GSG-9

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,674 (0.50/day)
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Mn
    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,
  19. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,635 (8.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,244
    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.
  20. GSG-9

    GSG-9

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,674 (0.50/day)
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Mn
    Staying just behind the curve seems to be the most financially feasible strategy.
  21. Kitkat New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    768 (0.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    77
    yep every purchase i make now is a discount off my next item (ebay = cupon)
  22. h3llb3nd4

    h3llb3nd4 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,323 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    307
    Location:
    Durban, South Africa
    YOU GUYS are mocking me:(
  23. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,796 (3.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    545
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    Looks really nice. Id get it especially with the cooler. Should be able to definitely hit the 1.0 GHz on the core easily.
  24. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    16,820 (6.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,032
    Location:
    Ohio
    Cool, more of the same. Don't they have anything better to do than churn out only slightly different video cards?
  25. runnin17

    runnin17 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    386 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    35
    That's a great looking card, but for now I will stick with my Crossfired 4850's

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page