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SAPPHIRE Toxic Radeon HD 4890 DirectX 10.1 100269TXSR 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 960 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI (via Adapter)
  • 800 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Sapphire brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their Toxic Radeon HD 4890 card. Built on Sapphire's original Vapor Chamber Technology, this card will bring the benefits of Vapor-X cooling - quieter and more efficient cooling - to a wider range of users.

The Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 card has 1GB of high-performance GDDR5 memory, clocked at 1050MHz and the GPU core is clocked at 960MHz. Supporting AMD CrossFireX technology, two high-speed connectors on each card allow two or more cards to be used together for enhanced performance when installed in a CrossFireX compatible motherboard.

The Radeon HD 4890 incorporates the latest ATI Avivo HD Technology for enhanced video display, and features a second generation built-in UVD 2 (Unified Video decoder 2) for the hardware accelerated decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD content for VC-1, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, considerably reducing CPU load. Via the included DVI-to-HDMI adapter, this card supports multi-channel audio formats (up to 7.1) and combines audio and video output on a single cable for direct connection to an HDMI ready display. Support for DirectX10.1 ensures the optimal performance and application compatibility with all DirectX10.1 applications and enables stunning 3D graphics and shading effects in the latest DirectX10.1 games.

  • newegg Vapor Chamber Technology With Sapphire's revolutionary Vapor Chamber Technology, the Sapphire Toxic 100269TXSR Radeon HD 4890 video card delivers outstanding cooling performance and extraordinary noise suppression.
  • newegg TeraScale Graphics Engine The new TeraScale engine combines over one teraFLOPs of graphics horse power, 800 stream processors and next generation GDDR5 memory, so you can enjoy the high resolutions and seamless frame rates previously only available with dual-card systems.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 10.1 Support The DirectX 10.1 GPU with full Shader Model 4.1 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg Enhanced Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering Enhanced anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering (AF) smooth jagged edges and create striking graphics with unparalleled realism so you can max out the settings of the most demanding next-generation games.
  • newegg ATI Avivo HD Integrated into ATI's next-generation ATI Radeon HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering flawless smooth HD video playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding 2 (UVD 2) capability. ATI Avivo HD also introduces a new era in PC to CE connectivity with built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio, which enables a truly easy, one-cable connection to your big-screen TV or home theatre receiver.
  • newegg ATI CrossFireX ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/10/2009 11:36:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: high frame rates. 5-10% more then the 4850X2 with half the noise :O OCs well. Will go to 1 ghz core but has the occasional error and tends to get a little hot 85c. I run mine at 990 mhz core and 1125 mhz memory (4500 mhz effective woot woot). normally sticks around 79-80c under load. Heat pipes look great with my red led's reflecting off them.

Cons: Though it is quieter then most high end video cards, it's still the loudest component in my system when it's running under heavy load. Something around 20 dba would be ideal for future cards :)

1/2 of the heat gets displaced out the rear of the case(good). Other 1/2 of the heat gets displaced into the case(bad).

Other Thoughts: Overall, great card. It has a little room for improvement but you're going to have an extremely hard time finding a card in this price range that can out perform it... In fps or dba!

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  • 8/9/2009 10:26:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner


Pros: A.Easy overclock to 1015 Mhz
B.Easy Memory overclock to 1115 Mhz
C.Idle temp 44 C And Load temp 60 C in Crysis (Ambient Temp 29 C /84 F)
D.Runns realy Cooooooooool
E.Zero Fan noise (65%)
F.3DM06 Score 18550
G.Crysis 1920X1200 [Extra High & High Setting Combind] 30 FPS/44 FPS
H.Sapphire two(2)years warrenty
I.Newwegg superfast Delivery

Cons: A.It can't cook or clean
B.Can't hold or touch because it inside the Case
C.No Light (Green Light will be nice add on)

Other Thoughts: MOBO :EVGA 680I 775 SLI 122-CK-NF68-A1 Bios P33
CPU :Intel C2D E8400 Wolfdale 4.05 GHz 1.35 V
GPU :Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4890 1 GB GDDR5
SPP [NB] COOLER :CoolerMaster Blueice Pro
MCP [SB] COOLER :Vantec Iceburg Pro
MEMORY :Corsair Dominator Twin2X4096 8500C5D (2 x 2 GB) 1100 MHZ [5-5-5-15-2T] 2.05V
RAM COOLER :Corsair Dominator Fan
CASE :Thermaltake Armor VA8003SWA Silver W/ 25CM Fan
HD :WD Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 16MB X 2 RAID 0
OS :Microsoft Window Vista Ultimate 64 Bit SP 2
MONITOR :Dell 2408WFP 1920X1200
SC :Sound Blaster X-FI Platinum Fatalty Champion 7.1
DD :SONY NEC Optiarc 18X DVD-RW DL AD-7170S
DD :Samsung Lightscribe Tecnology 20X DVD-RW DL SH-S203B
DD:LG GGW H-20L Blu-Ray/HD Drive
FD :SONY 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Drive MPF920
TT Circlefire A1994 Multimedia Drive
PSU :Thermaltake Toughpower W0132RU 1000W
SPEAKER : Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Ch 505 W

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  • Teresa P.
  • 7/18/2009 4:13:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Awesome card.....running at 1000Mhz core, 1125Mhz memory (4500Mhz effective). Handles anything I have thrown at it at over 60 FPS maxed out at 1920x1200 resolution (I dont play Crysis but I could probably run it close to high without a problem).

Runs ~5 C cooler than my 4850 idle and about 20 C cooler under full load than my 4850. I have my computer in a non-air-conditioned server cabinet so it gets warmer than most cases, my 4850 Toxic ran at ~80 C (sometimes hotter sometimes cooler) in this case, the hottest I have seen this card in the same case and setup is ~67 C....heck, the memory on this card (at 72C max) runs cooler than the 4850 core did in the same environment.

Cons: Price is the only con....cheaper would have been better but if your even looking at the reviews your likely already willing to pay $250 for a graphics card. Cant get any better at this price range.

Other Thoughts: Its large, but not nearly as large as some other cards I have seen......only about half an inch longer than my 4850 Toxic I upgraded from.....takes roughly the same amount of room due to the 4850 having a 2-slot cooler that ejected air into the case.

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  • Dwight B.
  • 7/15/2009 4:40:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCrossFire Config

Pros: The most vivid image I've seen on my dual 30" screens. This card is incredible.

Cons: Make sure your system has the juice - in crossFire = 2x 6 pin and 2x 8 pin. They also dump a slight amount of heated air back into the case (not too significant if you have decent air exchange happening).

Other Thoughts: It's a good looking unit too.

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5 out of 5 eggsSuperFast & Quiet!

Pros: I don't own the most graphics-demanding games but for the games I own (a lot of Steam games), I've never seen them as realistic until I bought this card. I used the Catalyst's Auto Tune & now my card is running @ 1025 MHz. So far, no glitches.

Cons: Are for all the people that have installed it or will install on a case smaller than a decent midtower. Please stop complaining about how big the newer video cards are. You want performance then deal with the size! Buy a new case or buy a puny graphics card.

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  • Richard W.
  • 7/8/2009 10:50:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible Card

Pros: Amazing card. Runs silent and runs anything. And for the price it simply CAN NOT be beat. The hottest ive seen mine get is 45C under full load for over an hour. It can run any game i want with any settings i want with ZERO hiccups. Just make sure you have a beefy power supply it requires an 8 pin AND a 6 pin plug.

Cons: Its a huge friggin card.

Other Thoughts: This just the system im running,
DX58SO board with an intel core i7 920 running at 2.93 in turbomode stays around 30-40C
Thermaltake Blackwidow 850watt PSU with active pfc and modular build.
6 gigs of Mushkin 1600 DDR3 triple channel with 9 9 9 24 timing.
And of course the sapphire 4890 toxic.

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  • John L.
  • 7/7/2009 5:06:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Card

Pros: Quiet fan, 43C idle 60-65C load in a SilverStone TJ10 case. Does 1000|1100 overclock with only 38% fan speed. When you stack up its thermal performance, acoustic properties and price, it's one of the best buys out there.

Cons: None I can think of other than availability.

Other Thoughts: I liked the card so much I ordered a second to try in Crossfire with the first. Glad Newegg finally got these back in stock. With four left, that won't be long though.

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  • Clint D.
  • 7/4/2009 1:53:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Drivers = Nvidia purchase

Pros: Ran very cool and very quiet. Something that I was really looking for in a high end card: Power, quiet, and cool (in that order).

Cons: Would only run games that it felt like. Ran Fallout 3 like a champ (I could actually see a good distance: Hoorah!!!). Completely crashed on other games: COD5, L4D, etc. I couldn't even benchmark the thing as 3dMark would crash, too. I say crash, but what it would do is soon as I started to try to play the game/benchmark, it would collapse the screen to a dark screen and lock up my system. I did all of the correct installs, clean driver sweeps, proper power supply correction . . nothing. I'm pretty computer savy so I know it was narrowed down to the drivers. I just wasn't smart enough to correct the issue.

Other Thoughts: In order to make sure that it was the ATI drivers, I bought a 260 and vroom!!! Away I went in no time. So, too bad. I really wanted to like this card, but the ol' ATI drives really stink curse finally caught up with me. Not saying that I wont' buy ATI in the future (as I'm not a fan boy on either side), but it sure will make me hesitate. I'm giving two eggs b/c I'm sure the card kicks (as it did when it wanted to work) and NewEgg has a fantastic return policy.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 7/4/2009 11:03:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe ULTIMATE GPU...

Pros: Fastest single-gpu card on the market. Great price. Absolutely amazing cooling for this gpu. Sapphire has gone all-out recently, changing thier supplier for hardware; top of the line capacitors and resistors offer great power-handling which leads to longer product life. Dual-DVI outputs. Will run ANYTHING at highest possible settings when using 1680x1050 or lower resolution. Plenty of room for a "TOXIC" overclock.

Cons: Needed a 6 to 8-pin PCI-E power adapter, as my trusty old ToughPower 750 only came with 6-pin cables, and I refuse to put that big of an additional load on an already loaded +12v rail by using the supplied adapters. If you do not have adequate cooling inside your case, this thing will make matters worse. The "exhaust port" on this card does a poor job of exhausting the hot air outside the case, as there is no seal on the plastic cover to PCB which allows the hot air to escape inside the case. It's quite large, and some people may have trouble with newer motherboards and some cases.

Other Thoughts: Vapor-X is an absolutely amazing technology. I'm just blown away by how cool this thing stays. I know I said in the "Cons" that it will add to your heat issues, but the heat has to go somewhere! It sure as heck doesnt stay on this card!
To the person that gave this card 2 Eggs and complained about the noise: There is either something wrong with the card itself, or you have the fan set to manual in Catalyst Control Center and set @ 70%+. Even with all my other case fans running at 25% power or less, I cannot hear this card's fan UNLESS it is at 70% or more power. There is NO WAY that you are hearing this thing unless what I stated above is true. And you are using a case that big, with that much cooling and that many fans and are complaining about noise anyway??? If it bothers you that much... time to switch to water cooling or start using Speedfan.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/2/2009 11:02:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSimply beautiful

Pros: Quiet, cool, ZERO crossfire issues, drivers work in Windows 7, awesome performance. Fallout 3 basically maxxed out on an older stock Q6600 and it's beautiful.

Cons: Can't find any yet.

Other Thoughts: Running 2 of these in Crossfire and i couldn't be happier. Haven't touched the clock speeds. I set the fans to 60% in games and have yet to see them surpass 60*C in my cramped case. First ATI product i've ever purchased after 6 generations of Nvidias. I'm a believer. :)

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