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PowerColor Readying New Custom-Design Radeon HD 4890 Accelerator

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PowerColor is readying a new custom-designed Radeon HD 4890 accelerator that breaks-away from the reference design, and its lavish components. The new AX4890-1GBD5 seems to concentrate on a simpler, value-oriented design. The accelerator sticks to AMD's reference clock speeds of 850 MHz for the core, and 975 MHz for the memory. It loads 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface. Other features are fairly standard for the SKU. This product follows PowerColor's HD 4890 PCS+, PCS++ series, apart from the common reference design. It is expected to be positioned around the US $200 mark.

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not really an accelerator then :p if it's stock clocks hehe
Hows that? It still puts out graphics, a car with a 130hp motor still accelerates compared to one with 1000hp, just much slower. Granted the 4890 is a very fast card, that was just an extreme example.

This looks to be a budget oriented card with a good cooler that isn't reference, but doesn't break the bank on manufacturing costs, wonder what it will retail at.
 

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Most are looking for value these days anyway ... so it`s nice to see this from PCS . The only thing that worries me is the temperature .The heatsink looks like a low profile one and kinda low-end , witch would be acceptable for the stock clocks , but not for overclocking. The VRM area looks like it`s getting some good cooling , but i don`t know about the GPU itself . Some numbers would be great . Anyway .. it`s nice to see non-reference cards , so PCS has a + from me :)
Btw jamesrt2004 : A type of video adapter that contains its own processor to boost performance levels it`s called an accelerator . All video cards are graphic accelerators . Doesn`t matter if we are talking about a RIVA TNT or a GTX295 .
 
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Hows that? It still puts out graphics, a car with a 130hp motor still accelerates compared to one with 1000hp, just much slower. Granted the 4890 is a very fast card, that was just an extreme example.

This looks to be a budget oriented card with a good cooler that isn't reference, but doesn't break the bank on manufacturing costs, wonder what it will retail at.
I know all it's down is to marketing, but you have to agree it sounds like a more powerful version of the card,


your anology should read theres a golf, and golf gti, but then someone made a golf gt but it completely the same as the normal golf =)

thats my point im getting at hope you understand :D



and @ werez I know that :D read my response to understand where im getting at :)
 
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I know all it's down is to marketing, but you have to agree it sounds like a more powerful version of the card,


your anology should read theres a golf, and golf gti, but then someone made a golf gt but it completely the same as the normal golf =)

thats my point im getting at hope you understand :D



and @ werez I know that :D read my response to understand where im getting at :)
But it doesn't sound like a more powerful version, the box will most likely say "4890" not 4890 accelerator, thats just the tech term that has been tagged on, which is what it is. They aren't calling it a 4890 PCS++ or anything, so not really same as the golf example. I was just saying, anything that outputs power in shape or form is an accelerator, no matter how slow or fast they are.
 

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From what I remember graphics cards were called graphics accelerators for just as long as they've been called graphics cards. Example: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000JDKU/?tag=tec06d-20

This card looks a bit smaller than other 4890's, it will be interesting to see what it can do.
 

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