XFX First to Market with 1GHz GPU?
With Sapphire's 4890 Atomic Edition
yet to be released, it is looking increasingly likely that the nippy XFX 4890 Black Edition Graphics Card will be the first 1GHz GPU to market. The 1GHz stock clocked GPU appeared for pre-order on the OverclockersUK website yesterday afternoon claiming to be an OcUK exclusive. The card is listed at £227.99 (incl. VAT) and is expected to arrive on Wednesday.
Sporting a black PCB and Red DVI ports the XFX Black Edition ditches the reference traits aside for a darker and dare I say sexier styling. The heatsink appears to be identical to that of the reference design, except for the Black Edition sticker branding the shroud.
Being first to market with such a card will pay dividends to whoever succeeds in doing so, as enthusiasts worldwide are waiting to pull the trigger on these delightfully fast graphics cards.