AMD Expected to Launch Radeon HD 4890 Card Next Week

"With the launch of AMD's new GPU on the horizon, some retailers haven't been able to resist running a few benchmarks of their own."

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AMD Expected to Launch Radeon HD 4890 Card Next Week

4890Discussions about the much-awaited AMD Radeon HD 4890 card have been going around the internet for some time now. The official launch date, as announced by the company is April 2nd, much sooner than originally expected.

The new launch date is surprising considering rumours that the card is already being sold by retailers in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Expected to be priced at £230, the AMD Radeon HD 4890 is also believed to be in stock with a number of retailers, including Novatech. The latter has presumably benchmarked the new card against an AMD Radeon HD 4870 512MB, with results available on Novatech forum.

The new card, which Novatech forum administrator GIBBO describes only as a “mysterious card”, is miles ahead of the HD 4870. In the tests, the system featuring the new card scored 3.5 per cent higher in terms of 3DMarks than a system running the Radeon HD 4870 512MB. In GPU performance too, the new card clocked 12 per cent faster than the 4870; when overclocked, the speed gap increased to a whopping 30 per cent.

If this mysterious card is the Radeon HD 4890, it would be AMD’s fastest ever single-GPU part. With NVIDIA also expected to launch its GeForce GTX 275 early in April, the next week could be an interesting one featuring yet another showdown between the two graphics card heavyweights.

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19-03-2009, 16:06:09

stuartpb

dont they mean you can cover your tracks after watching porn.



Yup, I recks that's the intention. I am just gonna go and check it now, purely for journalistic reasons though:D

19-03-2009, 16:35:26

Rastalovich
sheesh I can't remember the last time I used IE at home, hadn't thought about it til now.

Ofc in work they're getting to grips with upd8ing to ie7.

Guess this will be on auto for vista ?

19-03-2009, 16:37:27

stuartpb

Guess this will be on auto for vista ?



Not as yet, I checked updates when writing the article and it didn't show up. Dunno whether they will be including it though?

19-03-2009, 20:49:03

DavidT

Somehow.... I know that. Chrome with incognito, anyone?

Bunch o' lamers -.-



FYI, development of Chrome started long after IE8. It's actually based on a feature that Safari has had for many years now.

IE8 will be hitting Automatic Updates in mid-April.

Oh, and for anyone who didn't watch the presentation today, check out the video they showed during: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/nethistory/#fbid:WZ1-6_yr2Sf

It's hilarious :D (there's more videos in the browser beneath the player)

20-03-2009, 03:16:08

clone38
Just downloaded it will try it later.

25-03-2009, 19:20:10

GavX
er.. does anyone elses tabs jsut go different colours with no logical reason? Mine are yellow now, they have been green, pink, blue...

26-03-2009, 02:48:05

DavidT
The tabs group into different colours in IE8.

Say you navigate to one site, and open a link from that site in a new tab, both those tabs will be coloured the same to show they are related.

26-03-2009, 06:06:48

Jim

The tabs group into different colours in IE8.

Say you navigate to one site, and open a link from that site in a new tab, both those tabs will be coloured the same to show they are related.



That actually sounds like a pretty good idea. But then the website favicons that Firefox uses are more than enough for me tbh.

26-03-2009, 06:54:03

GavX
ah, see I only tab from one site, but right you are, neat idea

29-03-2009, 03:50:49

DavidT

That actually sounds like a pretty good idea. But then the website favicons that Firefox uses are more than enough for me tbh.


It isn't only for tabs of the same website though. Say you open a link on Google which leads to Yahoo in a new tab, both those tabs will be coloured the same as they're part of the same "session" or however you want to call it.
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