XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB PCI-E GFX only £139.99 + PnP until 24th June @ OCuk - HotUKDeals
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The cheapest delivery available is £9 or free collection from their shop ( Staffordshire ST5 7UF ). Delivery is free for qualifying OCuk forum members. See the bottom of this deal description for details......

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- ATI Radeon HD 4890 GPU @ 850MHz
- 1024MB GDDR5 Memory @ 3900MHz
- 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
- PCI Express 2.0 support
- ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
- Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support
- Shader Model 4.1
- ATI Avivo HD video and display technology
- Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray and HD Video
- Built-in HDMI with 5.1 surround sound support
- On-chip HDCP

Includes:

- CrossFire Bridge Chip
- 6 Pin to 4 Pin Power Adaptor
- DVI to VGA Adaptor
- DVI to HDMI Adaptor
- HDTV Component Adaptor
- XFX Door Hanger

---[ Free delivery for OCuk forum members ]------------

OcUK Forums members who have 250 or more posts and have been registered for over 90 days

or

OcUK Forums members who have been registered for over 12 months and made at least 100 posts

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#1
Hot! I can't believe how quick the price of these has tumbled, like 30% in a month or so. Amazing performance for not that much money
#2
planning on buying me one of these :D:D
#3
awesome price.
#4
Wow! £140 thats cheeeeeaaaap!

Anyone know how much better this is than the 4850?
#5
Hi Guys n Girls..

Whats the stock fan like on this ? as i know XFX have a habit of producing nice cards with pathetic cooling on them.

Cheers
#6
joel3321
Wow! £140 thats cheeeeeaaaap!

Anyone know how much better this is than the 4850?


It depends what resolution. At anything 1920x1080 or above this card will wipe the floor with a 4850 (which is what I own), not because the processor is that much faster, but because the memory is twice as fast. It means you can enable antialiasing on games like Crysis without halving your framerate.

Overall it seems to give a 30-50% increase at 1920 resolution, depending on the game.

So at £140, it is priced about right compared to the £90 4850. Just make sure you have a decent motherboard and PSU....
#7
HedgyHoggy
It depends what resolution. At anything 1920x1080 or above this card will wipe the floor with a 4850 (which is what I own), not because the processor is that much faster, but because the memory is twice as fast. It means you can enable antialiasing on games like Crysis without halving your framerate.

Overall it seems to give a 30-50% increase at 1920 resolution, depending on the game.

So at £140, it is priced about right compared to the £90 4850. Just make sure you have a decent motherboard and PSU....


Yeah i'm planning on buying a Dell Studio XPS (i7 one).

It comes with a 4670, and i'll be using my 1920x1080 Full HD montior at all times. However, I doubt i'll be playing Crysis, just COD4 and some others (Sims 3, Burnout Paradise, Fallout 3 etc). At my resolution, with maxed out settings, how do you think those games'll run (FPS wise) on the 4670? How about on the 4890?

I doubt you'll know the answer to this very specific question, but to you think it'd fit in my case (Studio XPS) and is the PSU (~300-350 I think) sufficient (I think its too low).

Thanks for your help... could be some rep on the way:whistling:;-)
#8
Would I have to update my PSU? its a 700W OCZ one..

oher componants are:

C2D E6750
4GB Dominator DDR2
Asus P5KC
#9
Keva161
Would I have to update my PSU? its a 700W OCZ one..

oher componants are:

C2D E6750
4GB Dominator DDR2
Asus P5KC


Wouldn't think so, it's the output on the 12V rails which is more important than power ratings. Info I found:

System Requirements: Minimum 550W or greater system power supply (with a 12V current rating of 46A)
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HedgyHoggy
It depends what resolution. At anything 1920x1080 or above this card will wipe the floor with a 4850 (which is what I own), not because the processor is that much faster, but because the memory is twice as fast. It means you can enable antialiasing on games like Crysis without halving your framerate.

Overall it seems to give a 30-50% increase at 1920 resolution, depending on the game.

So at £140, it is priced about right compared to the £90 4850. Just make sure you have a decent motherboard and PSU....



if you want a bargain then get this for £83

PALIT 512MB RADEON HD 4850 SONIC PCI-E 2.0 GDDR5 SPECIAL EDITION

This card is finally available in extremely limited amounts on the net.

This is an overclocked HD4850 which has GDDR5 memory rather than the normal GDRR3 memory that all other HD4850 have. The normal 625 clock is overclocked to 700 as standard and its easy to get another 30 hz out of it with the stock cooler it has.

The card is basically identical to a 512GB HD4870 (which is not that far removed from a HD4890) both the HD4870 and HD4890 have the GDDR5 memory (same as the new HD4770)


basically ATI threw a wobble at palit (and gainsward which palit own) for making this card and stopped these companies having access to their 4890 and 4770 chips.

there is only one retailer at present with these card

http://www.ginger6.com/components-vi...n-p-32146.html

i bought 2 of these cards for my crossfire rig and my 3Dmark6 score blows the HD4890 3dmark6 score away. One on its own is not far off the HD4890 and a couple of points below the HD4870

as far as i can see this is the bargain of the year so far

check out the ebay prices for this card - over £135 when i last checked (if you can find them that is)
#11
FGEvans
if you want a bargain then get this for £83

PALIT 512MB RADEON HD 4850 SONIC PCI-E 2.0 GDDR5 SPECIAL EDITION

This card is finally available in extremely limited amounts on the net.

This is an overclocked HD4850 which has GDDR5 memory rather than the normal GDRR3 memory that all other HD4850 have. The normal 625 clock is overclocked to 700 as standard and its easy to get another 30 hz out of it with the stock cooler it has.

The card is basically identical to a 512GB HD4870 (which is not that far removed from a HD4890) both the HD4870 and HD4890 have the GDDR5 memory (same as the new HD4770)


basically ATI threw a wobble at palit (and gainsward which palit own) for making this card and stopped these companies having access to their 4890 and 4770 chips.

there is only one retailer at present with these card

http://www.ginger6.com/components-vi...n-p-32146.html

i bought 2 of these cards for my crossfire rig and my 3Dmark6 score blows the HD4890 3dmark6 score away. One on its own is not far off the HD4890 and a couple of points below the HD4870

as far as i can see this is the bargain of the year so far

check out the ebay prices for this card - over £135 when i last checked (if you can find them that is)


It looks like it takes up two slots, so I'm afraid I don't think I have enough room for that, and others probably won't anyway. I'm stumped as to how an 4850 can beat the 4890 even being overclocked.

Rep for posting that though. Thanks.
#12
Great buy for this price. Mine (I have the Sapphire stock model) runs fine on a 975X board with 600W PSU .

Crysis wise, you'll actually be able to get away with AA and AF at higher resolutions, but don't plan on whacking everything up to maximum at 1920x resolution, mine still has some issues with 2XAA and 16xAF at 1680x1050 when there's a lot on screen - and I have 4GB RAM and a Quad QX6700 CPU with that.
#13
Which of these cards is the better of the two please? The 4870 has ddr5,I'm not sure of the 9800 gtx.
#14
joel3321
It looks like it takes up two slots, so I'm afraid I don't think I have enough room for that, and others probably won't anyway. I'm stumped as to how an 4850 can beat the 4890 even being overclocked.

Rep for posting that though. Thanks.



one GDRR5 HD4850 is not as fast as a HD4890 although its not that far off , 2 though cross fired is a lot faster:thumbsup:
#15
these have been in short supply as ATI went bananas with palit for releasing them (it in effect makes buying a HD4870 pointless - a card which is more expensive than this one).

in fact ATI have refused to give Palit and Gainsward (a part of the palit family access to their HD4890 chips or HD4770 chips).

i have only seen one online store selling them and thought for ages that they were not on the market.

here is a review

http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/13812/40/1/2/
"Gainward’s HD 4850 Goes Like Hell comes dangerously close to Radeon HD 4870 performance for the sole reason of using GDDR5 and even ATI’s specs confirm that saying that Gainward HD 4850 GLH is closer to HD 4870 than an HD 4850"

this is the review of the gainsward's version (which is identical to the palit version - same company and card really)
#16
FGEvans
these have been in short supply as ATI went bananas with palit for releasing them (it in effect makes buying a HD4870 pointless - a card which is more expensive than this one).

in fact ATI have refused to give Palit and Gainsward (a part of the palit family access to their HD4890 chips or HD4770 chips).

i have only seen one online store selling them and thought for ages that they were not on the market.

here is a review

http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/13812/40/1/2/
"Gainward’s HD 4850 Goes Like Hell comes dangerously close to Radeon HD 4870 performance for the sole reason of using GDDR5 and even ATI’s specs confirm that saying that Gainward HD 4850 GLH is closer to HD 4870 than an HD 4850"

this is the review of the gainsward's version (which is identical to the palit version - same company and card really)


You really love that card don't you :P

I'll be getting a 4890 simply because it's more stable than crossfire and a crossfire mobo costs too much.
#17
FGEvans
one GDRR5 HD4850 is not as fast as a HD4890 although its not that far off , 2 though cross fired is a lot faster:thumbsup:


Of course, we're talking about two graphics cards here not one! :p
#18
Losers-Server
Hi Guys n Girls..

Whats the stock fan like on this ? as i know XFX have a habit of producing nice cards with pathetic cooling on them.

Cheers


Not only do they do pathetic fans but there customer service is also pathetic after a card burns out.
I might still get this and stick on of these on.

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=101

kind of bumps up the final cost though.
#19
i am just saying for less than £85 you will not find anything as good as this.

there are only three left on the site as well, there was 13 on monday
#20
FGEvans
i am just saying for less than £85 you will not find anything as good as this.

there are only three left on the site as well, there was 13 on monday


Just bought one - hunted high and low and found the last one for £80 plus postage!

Needed a new card as my 8800GT went to heaven at the weekend, was holding out for the 4770 but looks like they're going to be out of stock for a month or two and this was too much of a bargain to miss.

GDDR5 in a 4850? Ouch!

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