With ATI's latest Radeon HD 5870 already launched and out the in the wild, the Radeon HD 4890 is looking more and more like last season's flavor. However, the good thing is that the older Radeon 4800 series card will be subjected to price pressure, and this might tilt things in the ASUS EAH4890 Formula's favor.
The next round of the graphics card war begins with the launch of the world's first fully DirectX11 compatible graphics card - the ATI Radeon HD 5870. Manufactured using a 40nm process, packing a staggering 2.15 billion transistors, and with twice the stream processor count of the Radeon HD 4870, we put it through its paces to see what ATI's new GPU is capable of.
With the increasing emphasis on green computing, graphics card manufacturers have come up with power-efficient variants of the highly popular GeForce 9800 GT. These eco-friendly versions promise lower power consumption at similar performance levels. We take cards from MSI and Zotac for a spin and compare them against a bog standard GeForce 9800 GT to test out their claims.
Sapphire is one of the few graphics card vendors to offer cards with vapor chamber cooling technology. We take a look at the 2GB behemoth that is the Sapphire Vapor-X HD 4890 to see if it's any cooler than the competition.
AMD's 780G chipset took the integrated graphics scene by surprise last year, blowing away its rivals. But it's time for an update and with the AMD 785G, the chipset gets upgraded to the newest features like DX10.1 and UVD 2.0. We examine if these features add anything significant in this performance update.
NVIDIA's GTX 200 class cards require some serious gear to keep them cool. Galaxy has gone the whole nine yards and has stacked a large triple-fan cooler from Artic Cooling on top of their GeForce GTX 285 card to ensure it is undoubtedly the coolest of its class. We find out if it really works or if it's all bling.
It was just a matter of time before Radeon HD 4890 cards with custom coolers started popping up. And today, we take a look at PowerColor's version with its unique Professional Cooling System tuned by ZEROtherm. Factory-overclocked to nearly 1GHz, we see if it has what it takes to do battle with offerings from NVIDIA.
Ever wondered if the rumored Radeon HD 4890 X2 will be faster than NVIDIA's equivalent dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295? Well, wonder no more, for we have plucked out the GeForce GTX 295 and two Radeon HD 4890 cards from our labs to find out. Read on to find out who will emerge victorious in this clash of the titans.
XFX, who now also churns out ATI cards, presents us with the latest Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition. We check to see if it is deserving of the XXX badge.
We seek to answer a question that's on every prospective graphics card buyer's mind: "Which is better? A single Radeon HD 4890 or two Radeon HD 4770 in CrossFireX?" Well, ponder no more and head right in for a detailed and interesting comparison.