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#1 Bosco

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:20 PM

Today we look at Sapphire and Powercolors new offerings on the 4890.

http://www.overclock...pphire_hd_4890/

http://www.overclock...ercolor_hd4890/

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:22 PM

Looks like a nice refresh. :)

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:35 PM

Nice Review :thumbs-up:

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:37 AM

Nice review, alittle sad it didn't give the 275 a better run for the money but still it did alot better than I thought it would.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:42 PM

Nice review, alittle sad it didn't give the 275 a better run for the money but still it did alot better than I thought it would.


Nvidia has to fix their names, I thought the 275 would be worse than the 280.

Anyway, a 4890 outperforms a 280 and is $50 or more cheaper.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:41 PM

Nvidia has to fix their names, I thought the 275 would be worse than the 280.

Anyway, a 4890 outperforms a 280 and is $50 or more cheaper.

but they already had the 4850x2 for that, though in crossfire these 4890s SCREAM. Let's hope for a 4890x2

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:24 AM

but they already had the 4850x2 for that, though in crossfire these 4890s SCREAM. Let's hope for a 4890x2


That review made me confused in Left 4 Dead at 1680 X 1050 the GTS 250 was the third best card getting beat by just the GTX 285 and the 4890 beating out cards that are 3 times the price, then at 1920 X 1200 its the second highest performing card only being beat out by the GTX 295? I think either they goofed or something is messed up.

But after looking at reviews if you are looking for cards in that price range it will be a tossup between the 275 and the 4890. Thats saying that the price of the 275 is indeed $259, only $10 more than the 4890. But the 275 is looking like the better deal cuz you can always take that copy of Call of Duty and sell it on ebay for $20.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:07 AM

but they already had the 4850x2 for that, though in crossfire these 4890s SCREAM. Let's hope for a 4890x2


Don't Hold hope for a 4890x2, the power consumption is too high on a single card to do it. Shame thou it scales really well in x2

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:58 AM

Don't Hold hope for a 4890x2, the power consumption is too high on a single card to do it. Shame thou it scales really well in x2

ya I know, but can you imagine...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:30 PM

Don't Hold hope for a 4890x2, the power consumption is too high on a single card to do it. Shame thou it scales really well in x2

A tad late but its news to me:
http://www.tomshardw...ml#xtor=RSS-181

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:20 PM

A tad late but its news to me:
http://www.tomshardw...ml#xtor=RSS-181

JESUS!

According to reports, the new card will have both GPUs running at least at 1 GHz core clock speed
. Depending on the SKU, customers should be seeing 2 GB and 4 GB cards.


I wonder how expensive it will be <_<

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