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Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X Pictured

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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.

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That is one beautiful card! I wonder why they kept the reference clocks?
 
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That is one beautiful card! I wonder why they kept the reference clocks?
So when you oc it, you feel like you've gain a massive oc. Not as much headroom w/ pre-oc'ed cards :rolleyes:
 
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nice looking fan:)
 
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VGA, DVI, HDMI, and Displayport, nice!
 
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I think sapphire designed this card beautifully.
 
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(sniff!) It's so beautiful!
 

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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
 
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I have discovered that no matter how many times I upgrade my computer its never upgraded.
 
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Nice, much better than the standard boxy cooler... Even better than my Toxic Sapphire :p
 
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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
 

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about time some 4890s come out with custom cooling, this is no doubt gonna be one of the best :)
 
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I have discovered that no matter how many times I upgrade my computer its never upgraded.
Yeah, that happens to some people when they buy a 9500GT to replace a 8800GT just because the number is higher, too.
 
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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.
 
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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.
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,
 
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Yeah, that happens to some people when they buy a 9500GT to replace a 8800GT just because the number is higher, too.
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.
 
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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.
Staying just behind the curve seems to be the most financially feasible strategy.
 

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YOU GUYS are mocking me:(
 

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Looks really nice. Id get it especially with the cooler. Should be able to definitely hit the 1.0 GHz on the core easily.
 

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Cool, more of the same. Don't they have anything better to do than churn out only slightly different video cards?
 
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#25
That's a great looking card, but for now I will stick with my Crossfired 4850's