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Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890


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.

Sapphire’s Take:

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.”

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8 Comments... What's your say?

  1. Everything dynamic and very positively! 🙂
    Thank you

  2. Thanks Erik, made my decision on what 4890’s im putting in crossfire

    • Hi Dan, I’m very interested to hear if you indeed set 2 cards in CrossfireX.
      I ran 2 in CrossfireX and was very disappointed with the temps (over 105° celcious) when playing COD4 multiplayer. Of course alll settings were maxed out but that shouldn’t be a problem for these cards. I hope you had a better experience.
      I have a well ventilated cabinet and good fans, so I don’t think that is the problem.
      I have sent them back and am now waiting on a result from the e-tailer.
      I hope they are faulty, if not then I’m afraid I’m not vapor-X’s biggest fan.
      Please let me know how you got on.

  3. Rather interesting. Has few times re-read for this purpose to remember. Thanks for interesting article. Waiting for trackback


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