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HIS H489FT1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Turbo OC Edition

  • 800 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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HIS Hightech brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their HD 4890 Turbo OC Edition card. With doughty overclocking capability, the HIS Hightech H489FT1GP delivers ultimate performance for large 3D gaming and benchmark test.

The HIS Hightech H489FT1GP card has 1GB of high-performance GDDR5 memory, clocked at 1000MHz and the GPU core is clocked at 900MHz. 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. With 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 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 PCI Express 2.0 Interface The PCI Express 2.0 x16 interface delivers an ultra-high data rate of up to 16 GB/s, and is backward compatible with PCI Express x16 (PCI-E 1.0), so you can upgrade the graphics of your existing system with the HIS Hightech H489FT1GP.
  • 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
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  • Brian D.
  • 9/10/2012 8:10:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsunreliable

Pros: After receiving a replacement for the first one that arrived DOA it worked really well until it too died after about 2 years. So this is sort of a half pro.

Cons: Seems this model is unreliable, at least with my experience as you can see from my "pros" description. They just aren't built like they used to be. I still have video cards from 6 or 7 years ago that still work like the day I bought them. This always ran hot because they didn't design the cooling system well enough to draw the heat off.

Other Thoughts: Other brands are in the future for me...

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/23/2009 6:37:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsA welcome upgrade !

Pros: I failed to make it to the HIS 4890 Turbo+ review, so I will post this here instead. (only difference is 65 mhz faster core overclock) It is difficult to explain why this HIS 4890 would be a better choice then another manufacture since I've never tested those cards, but here are a few things I liked about this one. It comes overclocked; not a big deal to most users that can max out their 4870's, but this card in particular has more headroom in my opinion...I've already overclocked it over 1ghz on my Enermax 500 watt PSU and it is the only thing stopping me from making it faster....it maintains high 50's, low 60's under full load, mid 40's on desktop. Although it is more of a feature of ATI's Catalyst software, being able to adjust the GPU fan speed is very nice. The price was hard to beat as I nabbed the Turbo+ edition for $180 + free ship during a sale, so it was the biggest bang for the buck at the time.

Cons: I've only owned it for a month, so I can't think of too much that I dislike. Yes, it is big. As you increase the fan speed it gets noisy..duh. It is also long...about 10.5", but those are all characteristics that you would expect from cards in its class.

Other Thoughts: GPU is the same in this card as it is in the HIS 4890 Turbo+ that I bought here last month, so I can't imagine as long as you have a decent (600-650 watt) PSU you can push the envelop.

System Specs:
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
E8400 @ 3.87 GHZ
Artic Freezer 7 Pro
4GB G.Skill Pi Black @860mhz DDR2
HIS 4890 Turbo+ 1GB
Dual 74GB WD Raptors - Raid 0
250GB WD Caviar (Data)

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  • Zachary G.
  • 12/7/2009 12:20:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEpic

Pros: This card is great.

It has the cooling method, intake cold air and heat pipes travel the exhaust out of the back, which is excellent.

It's pre-Overclocked for you, but at a stable level so you shouldn't expect overheating or trouble unless your case is made of brick.

I've owned 2 of these cards over the past year, and both of them rock.

Cons: Mine came with a blue board, and the back was painted black. Not shown in the picture like that, but it still deserves 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: System Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 Motherboard
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
HIS Radeon HD4890 1GB Turbo OC Edition
Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
Corsair 750TX 750W Power Supply

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  • Jonathan A.
  • 10/29/2009 8:34:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGlorious, With Just One Issue

Pros: EXCELLENT card in terms of raw power. ATI's Catalyst software is superb, as well, giving you the ability to set up various profiles for different activities, i.e., general computer use or gaming. I have two of these in a crossfire configuration and they utterly destroy everything I throw at them.

Cons: Two issues kept these cards from getting the fifth egg: heat, and the fans. The fans are so mind-numbingly loud that everything else in my case (which is an Antec 900 with six fans mounted on it running at full blast, mind you) seems completely silent by comparison.

Also, concerning the heat: maybe I'm just splitting hairs, but I really, REALLY dislike it when my equipment goes above 50 Centigrade under load.

Other Thoughts: The fans are loud as all hell, but they do their job well when they're set properly. I have two profile settings in ATI CCC: one for gaming, and one for everything else that's not graphic intensive. I set my fans to 25% for normal use, and 35% for gaming, and that keeps my rig at a steady 50C at all times. No drop in performance at that temperature from what I've noticed, however I may take this opportunity to switch over to liquid cooling. System specs follow:

Case: Antec 900
Proc: AMD Phenom II quad-core @ 2.3 gig (oc'ed about 5% to 2.44) -- I think it's the 940 black edition but I won't swear to that.
Ram: 8 Gigs
Sound: X-Fi Titanium champion series
OS: Vista Business 64 bit
Mobo: ASUS M3A32 MVP deluxe wi-fi edition

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/27/2009 6:26:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood card before the 5000 series

Pros: Windows 7 score 7.6

38c idle with fan at 65%

this card is plenty for the games out right now. as stated before alot of O'C headroom.

system idle - fan 75% - 35c

Cons: fan is a loud when raised in ccc over 70%

5000 series isnt that much more $$$$$

Other Thoughts: I understand that some may want a quit card. however I didn't buy this for that. I bought it as a vaule/performance hold until the 5000 series came out. I am not disappointed at all.

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  • Kenny M.
  • 10/15/2009 6:44:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead card.

Pros: I'll never know.

Cons: Card is DOA. Built a new system around this card. System boots with my old Nvidia 8800GT. Doesn't even post with this card. I went and bought a $140 1000W PSU just to be sure it wasn't a power issue.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/11/2009 3:04:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: I purchased this to go into my new media center. My first build. I was very anxious about this purchase wondering if it was the best for what I wanted to do and about installation. When It arrived I was surprised by the size of it. I don't know what I was expecting but this thing looked huge to me. It turned out to be very easy to install and set up. The video is eggcellent. I am using it now to write this review. I am also using it in my home theater and the picture is eggcellent. I am very happy with my purchase.

Cons: NONE

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  • Nick B.
  • 10/6/2009 8:03:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswish i had 2

Pros: this card is great, the fan and heatsink are amazing the oc ability is so easy and great.

Best card ive owned.

You will not be disappointed.

Cons: should of bought 2

Other Thoughts: do it, buy it, buy 2

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  • Beverly G.
  • 10/1/2009 2:47:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect..

Pros: High frame rates in anything I've run, and with 1gb of ram, you can get outstanding depth of vision. WoW yields 60s easily on my quadcore AMD Phenom with all settings set to max at 1920x1200.

Cons: The chipset itself seems to be noisy under load, makes a high pitched faint sequel, even with the fan turned down. Sort of a static-sequel if that makes any sense. Switch from a game or movie to windows and it goes quiet instantly.
Fan is VERY loud under load.
Shading effect in WoW must be disabled, causes flashing.

Other Thoughts: Card is bulky, you might have a problem mounting this in your case, especially in crossfire configurations. This sadly seems to be fairly normal now.

Video card is very cartridge like, no exposed heat-sinks or easily replaceable fans.

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  • Daniel E.
  • 9/30/2009 9:48:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRE: Annoyed. - Get a clue

Pros: Plays any game on the market smoothly - no stutter, though some poorly coded games such as Crysis runs very smooth on my computer when options are only set to high.

In World of Warcraft I have seen nearly 300 fps, but generally around 100 to 160, except Dolaran [hardest on a system] on a busy night, then frames drop momentarily to 38fps when the inn is packed with players, usually get 45 to 75 fps in Dolaran.

The only "game" that this card struggles with is MS FSX at a large airport, LAX for example, with lots of scenery turned on and most of the sliders turned to high. However, to those that use that simulator understand the problems no matter what video card is used.

This card is still viable especially with the huge price drops since the HD5870 has been released. Yes, the HD5870 is faster, however, does it really matter what the fps is once it reaches 60? 60 fps will look just as smooth as 90 fps.

Cons: long, heavy, loud fan when gaming

Other Thoughts: From the reviewer below, Annoyed., this video card is overclocked from the factory at 900 core and 1000 memory. You overclocked it further to 1000 core and 1200 memory.

First problem is most of these cards will not overclock that high. Second problem you were only running the fan at 70% while gaming, the card needs 100% fan speed to cool the GPU, especially at the ultra high overclock you used.

Do not blame hardware when you do not know what you are doing with overclocking. Understand the limits of hardware, proper cooling, and voltage adjustments.

There are very very few of these cards that will overclock to 1000/1200. So, don't expect yours to be stable especially with the fan speed set to 70%.

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