4890's at newegg


there are no rebates or any sexy deals yet, i bet they're waiting for the gtx275 to be released to do some cuts, and reap the rewards from the suckers till than...

275 looks more attractive though, but only if its about the same price the 4890 is right now. otherwise, not so much.

question, is it better getting that 4870 2gb from sapphire, 4850x2 from sapphire, or the 4890?

if the 4850x2 is there, what gap are they trying to close exactly???
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  1. Wow :o ...as promised...
  2. And is correctly priced between the 260 and the 285 :P.
    Surely the 285 has to come down to atleast $300 range so as to give a competition to the 4890....
  3. If its within the 5% shown on early reviews it does. Not enough a lead for 100$ premium, more like 40-50$
  4. ^Yes...
    But I think the GTX280 at around $290 is somewhat good buy now...though around the same price would be a better deal...
    It will perform more or less similar to the 4890...
  5. There are quite a few at $250. Its nice to see some options that are (currently) under the $260 quoted price. Now where are the reviews, I need them to prove to a couple of people that I was right...
  6. Here is Tom's review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4890,2262.html

    here is a Powercolor review: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/powercolor_hd4890/

    I cant wait for some NON-reference cooling to come out on these suckers!
  7. The reviews that I have seen for the 2GB version of the 4850x2 show it generally outpacing the gtx 285. Since the 4890 can not out perform the 285 then it is slower than the 4850x2.

    The more that I think about it, the more it seems like the 4890 should be an outright replacement for the 4870 rather than an addition.

    They should stop producing the 4870s then drop the 4890 price down.
  8. :P Nividia is doing its part now...
  9. gkay09 said:
    :P Nividia is doing its part now...

    Tom has already benched it (with beta drivers though).
  10. boudy said:
    Tom has already benched it (with beta drivers though).

    Hmm...Do they have a direct comparision with the 4890???
  11. Well heads up...both 4890 and 275 review is up on Toms home page...
  12. Well its seems like thecompetition is similar to 4870 1GB and the GTX 260 competition

    4870 1GB/ GTX260 core216

    4890 1GB/GTX275
  13. Firingsquad has a pretty good article too. They have overclocking and comparisons with the following cards.

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 216-shader
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
    ATI Radeon 4890 1GB
    ATI Radeon 4890 1GB/CF
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB

  14. the gtx 275 out paces the gtx 280 in some tests, mostly under 1920*1200 though.. impressive nonetheless

    i still won't pay 50% more for a 10% performance increase.
  15. To be honest the 4870 2Gb from Sapphire looks to be able to OC just as well. Its only $250-260 and it gets about 810MHz core with 4.1GHz memory.

    then again 900MHz core is pretty impressive. Wounder what the performance difference would be....
  16. From all the reviews, it seems as if it eeks past the 275 in performance, and seems to even exchange blows with the 285, up to 1920x1200. Wicked. Since I sent my other 4870 that I was using for crossfire back, I think I'll get this. Love that you can OC it past 1ghz, even MILD ocs on the 4870 showed great performance increases, memory...not so much since it already has a huge bandwidth, core OC is where it's at.

    On topic of the 4870 2GB, from what I saw it did virtually nothing...apparently it has all the memory it needs at 1GB, the core-clock increases are what show a huge difference if you look at the OC marks, the 4870 1GB oced to 800mhz, is right on par with the 4870 2GB at 800 mhz, so it's all about the core, there was maybe give or take, a 1-2 fps difference, not worth it IMO. I guess it's no different than when you look at benchmarks with crossfired 1gb 4870s, and a 4870x2 with 2gb, crossfireing 4870s, does not make increase it to 2gb, it is still 1gb, yet the 4870 crossfired, running at 1gb, beat out the 4870x2. So I don't think memory is a big factor here.

    And there's no way that Sapphire 4870 can OC as much as the 4890, way to many improvements on the 4890, as even they say. Plenty of people are hitting 1GHZ with stock cooling, I wouldn't dare try that on a 4870, even with aftermarket cooling. I even underestimated this card thinking it was just a highly over-clocked 4870, but they replaced the PCB, and made loads of changes that drastically improved the card. Props to ATI, they went on a build that was solid and proven, and made it even better.
  17. There is no change in architecture to blow previous generation cards away(with big numbers). These cards are minor tweaks to improve clock speed. The propose pricing is consistent with this direction.

    It would be interesting to see the 4890x2 challenge the 295.
  18. They aren't making a 4890x2... and if you don't think the fact that the 4890 exchanges blows with the Geforce 285 is pretty impressive, which is priced HIGH above it...I don't know what to tell you.
  19. Just an FYI, got the Accelero S1 and 4890, got it to 1ghz, with NO volt mods. Capicators are a bit loud off the bat, seems all these new "larger" caps are :-\, can't hear 'em when gaming w\ headphones though :P.

  20. leon2006 said:
    It would be interesting to see the 4890x2 challenge the 295.

    The power consumption would be astronomical!

    Well its seems like thecompetition is similar to 4870 1GB and the GTX 260 competition

    4870 1GB/ GTX260 core216

    4890 1GB/GTX275

    This is sad.....the GTX 285 isnt out-performing the 4890 or GTX 275 like it should be for its price.....
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