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AMD Officially Launches ATI Radeon HD 4890

ATI Radeon HD 4890 raises the bar
By: Zac O'Vadka | Video Cards News | Posted: Apr 2, 2009 4:41 am

After many months of rumors, speculation, and leaks, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 is finally upon us. The new card boasts a whopping 1.36 TeraFLOPs of compute power, superior GDDR5 memory, and super-high engine clock speeds capable of nearly 1GHz.


GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

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The ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card is supported by a dozen add-in-board companies offering a variety of custom board and cooling solutions. Partners include ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Force3D, GECUBE, GIGABYTE, HIS (Hightech Information Systems), Jetway, MSI, Palit Multimedia, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE Technology, VisionTek and XFX. It is available immediately for $249 MSRP (USD), and priced at select etailers as low as $229 (USD) after mail-in rebate.


Reviews of the ATI Radeon HD 4890 have become available all over the web today. Ours is already available and can be found here, with the rest located via the below links :-


- Hardware Canucks
- Techpowerup (Sapphire)
- Techpowerup (PowerColor)
- Techpowerup (In Crossfire)
- Hot Hardware
- PC Perspective
- Phoronix
- XBit Labs
- Benchmark Reviews
- Neoseeker
- Overclockers Club
- PCGamesHardware
- Overclock3D #1
- Overclock3D #2
- Overclockers Club
- Legit Reviews
- InsideHW


Stay tuned as we'll soon have our Sapphire HD 4890 review online and onward from there we'll look at how the card fairs both when overclocking comes into play and in Crossfire mode across two further articles.


The full press release is available here.


"The ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card represents the AMD sweet spot strategy reloaded," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "With last year's launch of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 and ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 products, we gave gamers great performance and an incredible value proposition. Today, we're doing it again. ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics cards are incredible performers, priced to sell in all major markets worldwide."


"The new ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card could very well be the must-have gaming product of this spring," said Adrian Thomson, vice president, Marketing, Sapphire. "With breakthrough levels of game performance, cutting-edge feature support like DirectX 10.1, and high degree of performance tuning flexibility, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 is one of the best performers in its class."


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