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Water Cooled Radeon HD 4890 Launching Next Week

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PowerColor will launch the world's first water cooled Radeon HD 4890 next week, less than one week after the RV790 card was officially launched.

Part of PowerColor's LCS series, the upcoming Radeon card comes with a single-slot EK-made waterblock that has a copper base and high-flow 3/8" or 1/2" fittings. The waterblock should lower the GPU temperature by up to 20°C compared to the reference air heatsink. PowerColor will ship the Radeon HD 4890 LCS with GPU and memory clocks of 900 and 4000 MHz respectively.

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I dont get why companies dont get rid of the pointless dual slot PCI bracket on cards like this.

I appreciate it is a reference board so probably comes pre-attatched, but does it really take much to replace it with a single slot one?
 

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I'm guessing it would actually be cheaper for them to use the one supplied instead of having to source single ones. They could also argue that the extra bracket could be aiding in supporting the weight of the card or some bullshit like that.

Hmmm.... watercooled 4890.
 
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I dont get why companies dont get rid of the pointless dual slot PCI bracket on cards like this.

I appreciate it is a reference board so probably comes pre-attatched, but does it really take much to replace it with a single slot one?
I just said that to myself, when I saw this.
 

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I'd say more like a 50c drop,thats what i got from using the XSPC full cover block on my 4850.
 

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Well that's most likely because your HD4850 was a sweaty pig with a garbage cooler. The WC temperature improvement will be much greater in those cases.

The HD4890 cooler is far more substantial than anything you'd find on an HD4850, so going to WC'ing isn't going to result in such a substantial temperature drop.

But I'm sure this is all well known blather anyways.

Regardless it's a nice touch for the niche group of WC'ers looking for a no hassle drop-in upgrade...
 
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i'm suprised at the price. its cheaper than i would have thought.

one of these days i'm going to get some blocks and add my vid card into my loop. i just hate draining and re-doing a loop. altho i do have an extra swiftech mcr220 rad and a micro res, all i would need is a new pump, then just run a seprate loop for my vid card. i should have plenty of room in my rocketfish case.
 

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I'd say more like a 50c drop,thats what i got from using the XSPC full cover block on my 4850.
my 4850 runs @45C idle 65C load i would love to see a 50C drop :roll:
 

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I dont get why companies dont get rid of the pointless dual slot PCI bracket on cards like this.

I appreciate it is a reference board so probably comes pre-attatched, but does it really take much to replace it with a single slot one?
Remove a couple screws it comes right off. Cut the top vented part off and replace. It does help with the mounting being more stable. Full coverage waterblocks are heavy.
 
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100$+ more for a water block? NT I'd go and buy the block separate ty but again it will cause me my warranty if I do that so I guess it's worth it?
 

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if only my coolit domino ALC could cool a GPU :(
 

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Could be that way in case someones block messes up and they need to run a heatsink fan on it.
 

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A 50c drop at load temps.from 80ish to 30 ish,LOAD.Idle temps dont matter with a waterblock on it.And yes i know the stock cooler is a pos.
 

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A 50c drop at load temps.from 80ish to 30 ish,LOAD.Idle temps dont matter with a waterblock on it.And yes i know the stock cooler is a pos.
single slot cooler FTL the dual slot does enough IMO
 

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Its idle at 32c now,with my heating on,it loads at about 52-54c.I guess the dual slot coolers are better,but i always intended to fit the 4850 onto my loop.
 

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Its idle at 32c now,with my heating on,it loads at about 52-54c.I guess the dual slot coolers are better,but i always intended to fit the 4850 onto my loop.
and i bet it looks 1000x as good as my big old dual slot cooler lol
 

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it looks compact,coz the block is thin,and tidy.
 
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100$ more for water cool , im go for non reference cooler like toxic