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ASUS Launches EAH4890 Series with Voltage Tweak for 15% Performance Upgrades

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ASUS, world-leading producer of top quality graphic solutions, has today introduced the ASUS EAH4890 Series—the world’s first graphics cards to utilize Voltage Tweak technology. With this innovation, users will be able to boost GPU voltages via the SmartDoctor application and enjoy up to an amazing 15% in performance improvement. For users who are looking for a graphics card offering astounding graphical performances even on default settings, the ASUS EAH4890 TOP will enable an 8% performance boost, delivering exhilarating gaming experiences.

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I wonder if that software can work with 4870's.. I will DL it later and get my 4870 to 850mhz if I can. Right now I can only do 775 stable..
 
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SmartDoc is 30 days trial for non-Asus cards I think, free for Asus videocards. As a user with a HD 4850 I don't recommend installing it. It has many problems...
I wish that AMD would have released HD 4890 already OC so it would have the single GPU crown, not like this, being kicked so brutally by GTX 275 in almost all benchies.
 

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I was just reading a review on the Asus, the voltage tweaking can actually take it to 1.45v! Very nice.
 

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I may give this a try on my 1GB card. Although, I wish they would implement their 3 step Overvoltage protection like they do on their GTX275 cards.
 

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SmartDoc is 30 days trial for non-Asus cards I think, free for Asus videocards. As a user with a HD 4850 I don't recommend installing it. It has many problems...
I wish that AMD would have released HD 4890 already OC so it would have the single GPU crown, not like this, being kicked so brutally by GTX 275 in almost all benchies.
If I am correct 4850's are missing the component that would allow voltage control, so using this on a 4850 would cause issues where as a 4870 might not. And there is 2 options for buying 4890's OC'd... Anything I seen the 4890 puts up a good fight with the 275.
 
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If I am correct 4850's are missing the component that would allow voltage control, so using this on a 4850 would cause issues where as a 4870 might not. And there is 2 options for buying 4890's OC'd... Anything I seen the 4890 puts up a good fight with the 275.
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AMD has put two VT1165 voltage controllers on their cards. One is responsible for the VGPU core voltage and the second one controls the memory voltage. This is very nice for overclockers because they can now change both voltages via software. For the average joe, it is a production cost increase that seems quite unnecessary."

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_4890/ w1zz's review
 

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If I am correct 4850's are missing the component that would allow voltage control, so using this on a 4850 would cause issues where as a 4870 might not. And there is 2 options for buying 4890's OC'd... Anything I seen the 4890 puts up a good fight with the 275.
You are correct. The Asus software won't work on any HD4850s and a majority of the recent HD4870 1GBs out there now. It would still be limited to reference PCB design HD4870s with the Volterra VRM controller...
 

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AMD has put two VT1165 voltage controllers on their cards. One is responsible for the VGPU core voltage and the second one controls the memory voltage. This is very nice for overclockers because they can now change both voltages via software. For the average joe, it is a production cost increase that seems quite unnecessary."

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_4890/ w1zz's review
Look back at what I said, a guy earlier mentioned it didn't work well on his 4850 and thats what I was talking about.
 
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SmartDoc is 30 days trial for non-Asus cards I think, free for Asus videocards...
Do you have a link for this?
 
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"delivering exhilarating gaming experiences"

soon the vocabulary won't be enough :laugh:
 
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very nice card with stable overclocking , but im wait for non reference cooler design from asus