The videocard market is slowly moving forward and today we are taking a look at a HD4890 from Sapphire. We are going to compare this vs some high end and a mid range card to see what kind of performance we can get from this setup.
Pioneers in a new era of how data is displayed and games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. For over ten years Sapphire has held true to its unwavering commitment, the commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products. Because of Sapphire’s firm position on achieving excellence with each product that leaves our ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified factories, you can rest assured that your customers will recognize YOUR commitment to selling only the highest of quality components. “Sapphire is ATI’s largest and best performing partner World Wide” Dave Orton, CEO ATI.
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Factory overclocked at 960 MHz.
Industry Leading Vapor-X Technology
1x 6 Pin + 1 x 8 Pin External Power Connector
1 GB of GDDR5 memory
DirectX® 10.1 support
800 stream processing units
24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
Quad mode ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance1
PCI Express® 2.0 support
Dynamic geometry acceleration
Game physics processing capability
ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology2
Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) for Blu-ray™ and HD Video
Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
Built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound support
Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology2
I/O Output: Dual DL-DVI-I+HDTV
Core Clock: 960 MHz
Memory Clock: 1050 MHz, 4.2 Gbps
PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
1024MB /256bit GDDR5 memory interface
Dual Slot Vapor-X Cooler with Heatpipes
HDMI compliant via dongle
7.1 Audio Channel Support
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support
Shader Model 4.1 support
ATI Stream technology2
1 ATI CrossFireX™ technology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect and may require a specialized power supply.
2 ATI PowerPlay™, ATI Avivo HD and ATI Stream™ are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon GPUs. Not all ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 graphics cards have all features and full enablement of some capabilities may require complementary products.