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Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X Pictured

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 20, 2009.

  1. erocker

    erocker Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope! That's what they are in the business of doing. :rolleyes: In case you haven't noticed, this is what happens with video cards. A version is initially released with a stock PCB and cooler, a few weeks later manufacturers come up with something on their own. It's called competition and variety. ;)
     
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    Yeah, I've noticed, I just find it odd that there's a billion different models of the same card.
     
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    Why is that odd? This is exactly what has happened in the video card industry since AGP 8x.

    If you want a new video card criticize Nvidia and AMD not the 3rd parties.
     
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    Perhaps these are just cards that failed 1ghz stress testing in the 1ghz atomic line?
     
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    That's what eVGA did with the 7800 black pearl's and standard cards back when they made them.
     
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    I don't understand why Vapor-X is not more popular if it works that good. I can easily see custom shaped plates covering GPU,memory and VRM that could be useful for air and water cooling.Wishful thinking:banghead:
     
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    Sapphire said the VaporX are stock clocked cards with better cooling and the toxic are the overclocked with the good coolers.
     
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    Judging from your specs, you have more than enough to "keep your head above water." :laugh:

    Look at some statistics that companies like Steam release on what kind of hardware their users are gaming with (http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/) -- you'd be amazed at the sheer amount of people still gaming on Geforce 8600GT's or ATI 9800 Pro's or just plain ol' Intel Graphics.

    And yeah, about your scores -- have you tried running 3dmark06 with just one card?
     
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    Yeah one card is no better. It HAS to be my CPU.
     
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    Nice Card. My reference Asus 4890 tweak is running 1ghz core 24/7 with no issues. One question, can we clock it over 1ghz. I wished I could go beyond 1ghz. I prefer not to use riva tuner.
    Hope to see more 1ghz++ offerings soon.
     
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    YAY , more brick houses looking PCIE cards.
     
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    I like the look of that card. Ideal for a blue themed build.
     
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    nice design , but i miss the red color
     
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    You can use spray paint:D
     
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    Why don't you go overclock an abacus or something?
     
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    OOOOH! native HDMI!! me likey :D

    think this sucker will push a 37" HD LCD?
     
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