Friday, April 24th 2009

PowerColor Unveils the Fastest Radeon HD 4890

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today announced a powerful addition to the PowerColor HD 4890 series: PCS+ HD 4890. PowerColor’s Professional Cooling System PLUS or PCS+, delivers the ultimate overclocking ability with GDDR5 onboard memory, 950MHz core speed and 1100MHz effective memory speed with memory data transmission rates up to 4.4Gbps, offering the power to tackle the most extreme 3D games.

PowerColor’s PCS+ HD4890 features ZEROtherm’s exclusive cooling system. A 52-piece designed fin and 4 heat pipes brings substance to the stylish black Ni coated surface that enhances hardness and anti-oxidizing. The PCS+ HD4890 also provides an enhanced fan control helping to automatically adjust speeds with different temperatures, allowing a better user experience.

“The PCS+ series features the overclocking abilities of our top-of-the-line graphics cards,” said Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation. “Our performance and enthusiast minded consumers will be pleased with this latest edition. The PowerColor PCS+ HD4890 is a well balanced and extremely overclockable card. There are not a lot of products that can compete with this card at its price.”

Limited Battle Forge Edition: Experience Ultimate DirectX 10.1 Gaming Power
To deliver the ultimate DirectX 10.1 experience, PowerColor is also releasing a special edition game bundle—the PCS+ HD4890 Battle Forge edition. The game features DirectX 10.1 technology, only available on ATI based video cards.

The PowerColor PCS+ HD4890 Battle Forge Edition and PCS+ HD4890 are retailed at USD$254 and USD$249 respectively, and will be available on May 5th.


Source: PowerColor
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25 Comments on PowerColor Unveils the Fastest Radeon HD 4890

#2
MRCL
Nice cooler. Will most probably be more silent and effective than the stock ones.
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#4
oli_ramsay
fadedmemories said:
My 4870 is faster than that speed! But I have 512mb.
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/4aq6x/
lol I bet it was only just stable enough to sen the GPU-Z validation, but not to game :p

When I first read this I thought it said 1100 core clock :O
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#5
mab1376
Anyone know where I can get that cooler by itself? Or something similar?
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#6
oli_ramsay
mab1376 said:
Anyone know where I can get that cooler by itself? Or something similar?
An arctic cooling accelero would probably be just as good with a 120mm fan strapped on, would be cheaper too :D
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
mab1376 said:
Anyone know where I can get that cooler by itself? Or something similar?
the cooler itself looks to be a Zalman GV1000 Or VF1000
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#9
3870x2
.. 950 isnt that great.
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#11
Fernandz
3870x2 said:
.. 950 isnt that great.
No for overclocked, but for pre overclocked card is great...
I noticed also that the voltage regulation is analogic and not digital, probably not volterra present and not software voltage mod possible.
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#12
Perra
Lets hope its better than the old hd4870 pcs+. It looks like the same cooler, just different color. I have one of those and had to rma the first i got after a week, the second is water-cooled now, the cooling wasn't that great to say the least and the factory overclock was way too much for it to handle.
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#13
mab1376
Fernandz said:
No for overclocked, but for pre overclocked card is great...
I noticed also that the voltage regulation is analogic and not digital, probably not volterra present and not software voltage mod possible.
I seem to get artifacts above 975MHz, might need more voltage, I'll do more testing but I want a better heat sink first.
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
950MHZ Core is amazing. I can get mine up to I think 820 or some.
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#15
oli_ramsay
I can run 3dm06 @ 850 and vantage @ 890 core, but that's without voldmods, haven't tried with vmods yet.
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#16
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
ShadowFold said:
It's a zero-therm...
I dont think so...
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#17
ShadowFold
"PowerColor’s PCS+ HD4890 features ZEROtherm’s exclusive cooling system."
Pretty sure it is lol
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
ShadowFold said:
"PowerColor’s PCS+ HD4890 features ZEROtherm’s exclusive cooling system."
Pretty sure it is lol
you know what? I dont believe you *sends a pm to btrunr- CHANGE IT!! QUICK!!!*
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#19
Cool Mike
950Mhz is good but many people are at 1Ghz now!

I have an Asus 4890 Tweak running 1Ghz Core and 1,150 (4600Mhz) Memory. V Core set @ 1.375. Ran Farcry2 and Crysis warhead for two hours each with no problems. Excellent card!
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#20
my_name_is_earl
As much as I want it. Already bought the stock cooling. Good thing come to those who waited. :banghead:
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#21
fadedmemories
oli_ramsay said:
lol I bet it was only just stable enough to sen the GPU-Z validation, but not to game :p

When I first read this I thought it said 1100 core clock :O
I ran furmark for 5 minutes with 950/1125.
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#22
DeathTyrant
Is that heatsink just a little bit too big for it to remain a 2 slot solution? If it is that's pretty lame, considering how close it would be.
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#23
Wile E
Power User
DeathTyrant said:
Is that heatsink just a little bit too big for it to remain a 2 slot solution? If it is that's pretty lame, considering how close it would be.
I have a PCS 4870, and the cooler is a standard 2 slot. The angled pictures are just causing an optical illusion.
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#24
Hayder_Master
Fastest Radeon , i think ASUS do something like this or maybe more
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#25
A_R_M
i guess when radeon 4890 just camesome chinese company easily clocked it at core being
1Ghz so why is this faster? Thts DUMB!
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