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DIAMOND A4890PE51G Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - OEM

  • 800 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • Margi K.
  • 11/21/2012 1:18:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Performance, Horrible Fan

Pros: Got it for a good discount last Black Friday (2011). The performance is everything I expected it to be. Helps me play Skyrim on mostly High settings (except things like shadows) on my old Intel Core 2 Quad 2.33GHz.

Cons: The fan on this card is the loudest thing I've ever heard inside of a computer before. When it is put under load, it sounds like a jet engine is about to burst through your computer. It's a HUGE 'con' for this card and it made me take off an egg.

The card is enormous. I made sure to measure my case before getting the card to make sure it fit, and it does, but BARELY. Make sure you have a large case if you want to use this.

ATI's Catalyst Control Center is awful, awful software. It's buggy, inconsistent, and crashes without warning. Crashes only happen once in a while, but when it happens, it seems like I wasn't doing anything that should have given it a problem (like watching a stream on Twitch TV). This is the reason I knocked off another egg.

Other Thoughts: It's a good budget performance card that still makes me wish I had more money to spend so I could have gotten something better, quieter, and something *not* ATI so I could avoid CCC.

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  • TERRY P.
  • 10/7/2012 5:42:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOLDIE

Pros: This is a good price ...But this is a D10 very powerfull card for it's age.I have had the 4890 for 3 years running it's on wright now.I love this card but it is power hungry.

Cons: I would not buy this because of the D11 thats out now and the age.This car is only 800 st. On an older computer this would be O.K.It eats a lot of Elect. and has 2, 6 pins i think a newer card with more than 800 sts. would be a smarter choice.

Other Thoughts: This card was to beat the 9800GT+Then the 216 took over that's how old this is. Only beats the GT by a few frames because of the 800 sts.A 4850 has 800sts. also but this has a vey high O.C. on the card the only real difference between the 2 cards.

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  • Glenn T.
  • 1/8/2012 3:29:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing deal on a past flagship

Pros: Great card for the price, got it on sale for $30+ less than any other current generation 800 stream processor card (6770 or 5770). Works great, runs MW3 at med-high settings at 1280x1024, around high 50's average. Counter Strike Source runs maxed at 1280x1024 w/8xAA hitting the 300fps cap on many user built maps, and gets 150-200fps on office/dust/dust2.

System:
Phenom2 X3 720 @ 3.0ghz
2 x 2GB DDR2 800 XMS2
HD4890 @ stock
WD 500GB 7200rpm
700watt Rosewill PSU

Cons: Extremely loud fan, not enough to take an egg away. I messed with Catalyst to push the fan to 100% and I have never heard a louder fan, sounds like a shop vac. In fact anything over 80% is too loud.

Other Thoughts: Used a popular graphics card tweaking tool to make my own fan mapping. Around 30-40c (which is idle temps for this card) it sits at 30% fan. From there the max I set it to is 70% at anything over 70c, though the highest temps I saw running Furmark was around 68-70c.

Does have higher power requirements since this is a past flagship card, two PCI-E are needed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2012 12:41:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent bang for the buck!

Pros: Performance-to-Price ratio is outstanding. No other card at this price point will match the performance.

I took the money I saved on this card and invested in an AC Accelero Twin Turbo and solved the fan noise problems with high temps. Works perfectly and doesn't even hit 25db or 55deg while gaming. I have an excellent card and cooling for less than $100 and couldn't even approach that type of performance/cooling for under $150 with DX11 cards.

Cons: Noise was not an issue for my card with factory cooler, but temps were high as with any 48xx Radeon card. I planned for the problem and bought the aftermarket cooler at the same time as the card.

Other Thoughts: Can't believe the negative reviews of a bargain basement card for price. There is no doubt the stock cooler is junk and the temps will be higher than you want for gaming. It is called "research" and it pays to do your homework before buying. Crossfire setup for less than $200 with aftermarket cooling is crazy good. Buy this card!!

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  • John E.
  • 1/3/2012 10:02:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for the buck

Pros: - Great performance, even in late 2011/early 2012, if running in Crossfire.
- Affordable option if you can get the right deal.
- If you're only running 1680x1050 or 1920x1080, it should be able to run the games you want it to without much hassle.

Cons: - Fans are garbage. Was there any QC on these?
- A little long in the tooth for technology.
- No accessories included.

Other Thoughts: Got two of these on an open box buy (both showed up factory sealed though, so that works) and, as expected, the fans are garbage. One is visibly out of round and grinds against the plastic case. The other fan works fine but you can tell the bearings aren't super smooth in it as well. I anticipated this and my Arctic Cooling S1 Rev2's are showing up today with some Scythe fans to help cool the cards better and quiet things down. Even with the stock cooler though, FurMark topped out at 80C for a single card. Other things to consider: nothing but the card is included. No Crossfire bridge, no HDMI adapter included (HIS sells one of the special ATI ones to output sound through DVI), and no driver/software cd. Overall, a whole lot of bang for the buck if you are prepared to deal with the shortcomings. If I didn't get them so cheap though, I would have likely waited for the 79xx cards to come out and bought a 7970 or 6970 at a discount.

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  • Nick M.
  • 12/27/2011 8:21:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome card

Pros: fast

Cons: loud

Other Thoughts: I am running crossfire with these cards, and during black Friday deals I got both for $140. They preform awesome. I can run Crysis 2 on ultra settings and not skip a beat. They are kind of loud. One of the cards grinds more than the other, so I took it apart and greased the bearing. Now it sounds a lot better

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2011 5:31:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYep, noisy fan !

Pros: Price

Cons: noisy fan-sounds like a machine gun;
runs very hot

Other Thoughts: what good is a low price if the product is defective????

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  • Kyle F.
  • 12/14/2011 5:56:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage Card, Do Not Buy

Pros: Good GPU

Cons: Where should we start:
The fan is horrible! Apparently the bearings were bad in mine which most likely contributed to the noise. I looked around and that it can me a common issue with the blower on this fan.
It runs fairly hot for the graphics card.

Other Thoughts: Some members has attributed the fan to poor control center settings or user incompetence. Bull****. From a mechanical standpoint, the card is simply poor quality. To be honest, I messed with the settings for hours and could not remove the rattling and grinding noise. I feel for members new to computer building, because products should be able to work without with a PHD in advanced computer wizardry.

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  • Joel F.
  • 12/10/2011 3:58:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRussian Roulette

Pros: +Solid performer
+Not too loud for me, but i'm not a sound snob either
+A solid inch shorter than my GTX 260 which it outperforms
+Looks sexy
+Epic deal while it lasted

Cons: -Runs hot
-Can be noisy, doesn't bother me
-No accessories at all
-Not guaranteed to work.

Other Thoughts: Bought 2 of these when they were on sale for the total price of a half-decent graphics card. First one worked flawlessly. Second one didn't. The fan may have not been spinning up on the second one because it appeared to be overheating, causing artifacts and bluescreens even at no loud, which could be triggered by doing anything like turning on aero or changing the resolution or even moving a window around on the desktop. Tried in 2 different rigs, with a variety of drivers including windows ones. I noticed that not a whole lot of air was coming out of the rear exhaust on either card, apparently one card could take the heat, the other couldn't. RMA'd the second and am waiting on a replacement. The fan speed can easily be adjusted through MSI afterburner however, which is what i'll do with the replacement.

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  • Stephen W.
  • 12/8/2011 7:09:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest bang for the buck

Pros: Price, very good card for DX10 and below. I have not tested it for anything with DX11

Cons: It does run warm, 53c-55c at idle and I have a good fan setup. Expect 60c at idle in most systems.

Other Thoughts: Bang for the buck this card really cannot be beat, you can compare it to the 6770 (same price range) and this card will win out hands down in everything except for DX11, so if you are not using anything that runs DX11 than this card is for you. At the price, you can buy two of them and crossfire, for less than $140.

I am sad to see a lot of negative reviews on unimportant things, if you know what to expect its a great card.

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