Sapphire Releases Two New High Performance HD 4890 Cards

"Motherboard and graphics card manufacturer Sapphire Technology today announced two new additions to its HD 4890 cards' line-up."

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Sapphire Releases Two New High Performance HD 4890 Cards
 
The new Sapphire Toxic HD 4890 is factory overclocked at 950MHzMotherboard and graphics card manufacturer Sapphire Technology today announced two new additions to its HD 4890 cards' line-up. Both new cards come with Sapphire's innovative Vapor-X cooling technology.
 
Dubbed the Toxic HD 4890 and the Vapor-X HD 4890 respectively, the new cards feature 1GB of GDDR5 memory and are clocked at 1,050MHz (4.2Gbps). A combination of Vapor-X cooling and heatpipes makes the Toxic Edition card similar to Sapphire's Atomic Edition HD 4890. This edition however has been factory overclocked to 960MHz, which combined with the GDDR5 memory makes it a high-performance card.
 
The Vapor-X Edition on the other hand features the patent pending Black Diamond Choke design. This gives the card near silent operation with 25% lesser power consumption than cards with traditional chokes. Clocked at 870MHz, it only has Vapor-X cooling without the heatpipes. Both cards come with on-board DisplayPort and HDMI outputs.
 
The Vapor-X HD 4890's Black Diamond Choke make it 25% more energy efficientThe new cards have PCI-Express Gen2 interface with twin connectors for CrossFireX cables. This makes it easy for high-end gaming enthusiasts to achieve extremely high graphics performance by combining two or more cards on a CrossFireX compatible mainboard.
 
The cards are expected to be priced between $250 and $300, with retail availability likely in the coming month.
 
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22-05-2009, 13:59:56

sammytomjohn
how much is my beast worth guys????

22-05-2009, 14:16:46

Rastalovich
lol jeez sammy, u gonna sell ur shirt off ur back too ? :p

Seriously tho, gonna need to know how many hours roughly this has been in use whilst oc'd (or how long installed month-wize is more practical) and whether ur selling as oem or retail package.

These practically have the same ceilings as the e8400 ?

22-05-2009, 15:03:58

Jeddy
they go for £200 or so if they are 4.5ghz capable. Under that probably £175

22-05-2009, 15:20:55

PeterStoba
I'd say £150/£160 ish, I sold mine for that and I've seen alot go for that, not many for more though.

22-05-2009, 15:48:31

sammytomjohn

lol jeez sammy, u gonna sell ur shirt off ur back too ? :p



how much u gonna gimme for it??? :D

22-05-2009, 15:57:16

sammytomjohn



Seriously tho, gonna need to know how many hours roughly this has been in use whilst oc'd (or how long installed month-wize is more practical) and whether ur selling as oem or retail package.

These practically have the same ceilings as the e8400 ?



well this was bought as a new oem version about 3 months ago!!!

as for overclocking and how many hours this has been used i have had no usage out of this chip only @ stock settings when i tested to see if it worked!!

its never been overclocked as i had planned to put it in my new rig!!!

Which 3 months later is still not finished it has been sat around in an antistatic box for the last 3 months gatherin dust!!!

as for overclocking i would imagine it does 4.5 ghz with the right board !!

23-05-2009, 05:15:03

Lynx
ill swap it for a q6600 + and 8800 gt =]

23-05-2009, 09:48:54

sammytomjohn

ill swap it for a q6600 + and 8800 gt =]



interesting!!! is this your 1gb 8800gt??? what make??

23-05-2009, 10:17:53

tinytomlogan
FS thread started so thread is being closed
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