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Old 02-04-09, 08:41 AM
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OC3D Review: XFX HD 4890 XXX 1GB PCIe Graphics Card

"At OC3D we love all things overclocked. We love shiny new releases. Do we love the new 4890XXX edition from XFX? Find out in our exclusive review..." - by W3bbo



XFX HD 4890 XXX 1GB PCIe Graphics Card

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Old 02-04-09, 09:13 AM
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Nice review!

Might want to check the spelling of hawx as you seem to have it as hawkx. On the last page and first.
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Old 02-04-09, 09:16 AM
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Old 02-04-09, 09:37 AM
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What a strange shape box...

Still nothing groundbreaking. It's getting to the stage where it might just be worth £200 to upgrade form the 8800 series...
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Old 02-04-09, 09:44 AM
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nice review!Wish I could afford to upgrade,as Ham says these cards look to be a good upgrade from the 8800's.Did you try these cards in crossfire?I have just read over at tpu that in crossfire they blow away almost everything,can you confirm?
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Old 02-04-09, 09:50 AM
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Looks at 4870's and crys, still not used them and now I want these AARRRGGGHHH

Nice review dude.... whats your address again?
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Old 02-04-09, 10:36 AM
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Crossfire review will be coming very soon but I got a couple of other fish to fry first. I'll be testing them out asap as it might just top topple the GTX295/4870x2.

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Old 23-06-09, 03:08 AM
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OMG, 1000 core 1200 mem, that is imprassive. these hd4890's walk all over the gtx 275 for bang per buck, and at this oc the perform on the par with a gtx285! wow.

All i need now is a x48 mobo and xfire a pair of these and spin them at 1000mhz core, that would be sweet.
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I still think that its worth waiting for the 5800 range, these are basicaly overclocked die shrunk 4870's. Still if you are in the market to buy now then these can be had pretty cheap
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OMG, 1000 core 1200 mem, that is imprassive. these hd4890's walk all over the gtx 275 for bang per buck, and at this oc the perform on the par with a gtx285! wow.

All i need now is a x48 mobo and xfire a pair of these and spin them at 1000mhz core, that would be sweet.
It is quite strange to look at the pricing now in these card stakes.

XFX are giving a price of £240, which I'd take as an rrp, undoubtably the online competitors would look to discount that a bit. Some £34 by Scan's standard.

I look at Scan, and their hottest selling GTX285 from ASUS is £240.

Appreciating that the stock 4890 from XFX is £140 at Scan, which is what I'd expect, and they sell their cheapest in-stock GTX275 for £178. How much bang for buck u get for physx, I dunno.

What exactly is going on here with this XXX edition ? From a stock card £140 to a XXX edition is some £66 ? For an OC ur driverset can give u and a standard cooler.

I would hope XFX are not overpricing these deliberately, as it's not the addition to the AMD family their fans would expect.

Great review, good card, overpriced in comparison to it's own range imo.
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