As more and more GPU’s find their ways out of the factories and on the shelves (and possibly in your hands), we at TechwareLabs feel the need to show you the performance of yet another video card in ATI’s lineup. Sapphire’s Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 seems very promising from it’s crafty box art (what a silly penguin), to its sinister yet hovercraft appearance out of the box. However, before jumping to conclusions, is picking one the latest and greatest GPU’s really the best choice? Many can be deterred just by price alone. Yet does the GPU perform as well as one would like? Is it silent? Will it to turn your room into a sauna? Keep reading and find out how the Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 fares.
“The SAPPHIRE HD 4890 Vapor-X model is a new SAPPHIRE original design. It has SAPPHIRE’s Vapor-X cooling module on the GPU together with a heatsink and profiled fan venting heat out of the case. It is quieter and significantly faster than the standard reference model, with core clock speed of 870MHz and 1GB of DDR5 memory clocked at 1050MHz. Any two of the four output options can be used simultaneously, giving maximum flexibility for connection to different display types.”