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MSI Readies R4890 Cyclone, GPU Reaches 1.00 GHz

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#1
There are overclocked Radeon HD 4890 cards, and then there are overclocked Radeon HD 4890 cards. The difference between the two seems to be that the latter comprises of the "real" RV790OC-class SKU that runs at speeds in excess of 900 MHz, and offers a considerable overclocking headroom. The former, is mainly partners utilizing whatever headroom standard batches of RV790 offer, to come up with factory-overclocked settings that spice up specs-sheets. MSI joined the league of AIBs making a high-end Radeon HD 4890 accelerator, keeping the 1.00 GHz core frequency as a milestone.

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Nice looking cooler. Its nice to finally see one released at 1Ghz stock
 
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thats what i call heatsing, will it have a fan on top or will it be passive?!
 

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looks like a ZeroTherm heatsink
 

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#6
looks very nice. Love the fan, heatsink and Im loving the core speed. Who would want to oc this puppy with specs like these?
 
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Awesome looking heatsink :D
 

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i want that heatsink.
 
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#9
woah those are really thick heatpipes.... Judging from the amount of fin space that there is that fan is going to have to move quite a lot of air, though that looks like enough space for something like a 92mm fan.

The standard affair of voltage filtering is a better choice I believe over the digital phases since the digital phases tend to put out a lot of heat, as well as consuming much more power. Voltage control is obviously not as precise though.
 

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woah those are really thick heatpipes.... Judging from the amount of fin space that there is that fan is going to have to move quite a lot of air, though that looks like enough space for something like a 92mm fan.
92mmx25mm, my guess.
 
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you lot like the heatsink ? , it fugly mind you it is msi ;)
 
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lol half naked PCB's always look fugly.

This looks like it will pwn any other manufacturer's 4890, the size of those heatpipes!!!!
 

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i dont care what a card looks like aslong as it performs well, id take this over Asus Offerings and then even the Stock Cooler with the sticker (no need for that label when it comes off under heat anyway)
 
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They took a stock Intel heatsink and made an overhaul with it. Looks nice!
 
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mmm , other 1Ghz card
 

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Great card!I love the VRMs design.They look like they can handle a LOOOOT of current!
And the cooler looks great too.The best 4890 so far IMO!
 

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Looks like a fantastic card, but with the 5+2 design does that do away with the Voltarra?
 

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cost saving design? that doesn't sound good lol
 

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Computex is coming up again?, that was fast.

Nice card.:)
 
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I wonder if the cooling system for the 5870 will look like this. I read somewhere they are going to try something different because of the 40nm die.
 
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Will there be a aftermarket cooler that copies this design?
 
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Will there be a aftermarket cooler that copies this design?
Partners associated with cooler companies like Zalman and Danger Den to sell graphics cards that have been OC'd.
 
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this is a nice card!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Looks bulky.