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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 DirectX 10.1 100269VXLE 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 850 MHz
  • 1 x DVI 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 800 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Sapphire brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their Vapor-X 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 850MHz and the GPU core is clocked at 950MHz. 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 CPU load. The card’s HDMI and DisplayPort connectors 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 or DisplayPort ready display. Support for DirectX10.1 ensures optimal compatibility with all DirectX10.1 applications and enables stunning 3D graphics and shading effects in the latest games.

  • newegg Vapor Chamber Technology With Sapphire's revolutionary Vapor Chamber Technology, the Sapphire Vapor-X 100269VXLE 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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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
3/4/2010 2:26:18 AM

Pros: + Plays all/most games on maximum/high with high frame-rates. (@ 1920x1080)
+ Stays relatively cool with fan at 55% speed.
+ Quiet.
+ Catalyst Control Center easy to use.
+ Excellent price-to-performance ratio.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Sapphire and ATi/AMD make a great product, will buy again when it's time for the next upgrade! ;-)

Would of went for one of the 5800's, but they were still out of my price range at the time of this purchase.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
2gb review 3/3/2010 5:38:38 AM

Pros: The vapor x is a great card. The only difference is this has 1gb ram. For most games that is enough. I bought the 2gb for gtaiv since it was $249 versus $400 for a gtx 285 2gb. Works well in a well venilated case. Using 10.2 drivers with amd 965be. Get 56 fps in gta iv.

Cons: Some games do not support crossfire very well. I have 2 of these and programmers seem to favor nvidia. In fact in crossfire for gta iv I lose 10 fps. But that game isported from a console.

Overall Review: Use a good case like a HAF 922 or Antec 1200. The larger cards like this , the 5870, the gtx 295 all want airflow so plan ahead. Also make sure you have a good psu. bsod can be from the psu being too weak. I would recommend at least 750 watt corsair or equivalent.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
Good Card For 5 months 12/21/2009 9:36:58 AM

Pros: Strong Card for a reasonable price. Drivers are available and it does a very good job displaying games on the highest settings on my 24" monitor with my current build. I am not going to post what it is because it doesn't matter. I've never had an ATI card before and was impressed at the power for the low price of the card. Will definately consider buying more in the future.

Cons: Died on me after only 5 months of ownership. I have an office where i play all my games and keep it at a nice cool 70 degrees all the time. The temperature of the card never rose above 70 degrees celsius while stress testing the system. Full load. Yet it still managed to overheat and artifact on me. My screen turned bright red and i couldn't do anything.

Overall Review: Sending it back to Sapphire to get it replaced. Sadly i have to pay shipping, but they have a great warranty and remind me of the ATI version of EVGA. Will try this brand again and hope it works out. I loved the card when it worked.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Card 12/16/2009 11:08:33 AM

Pros: -Fantastically powerful
-Stable (in Windows)
-Temperature is not an issue (at least in my case)
-Great Price for this level of performance

Cons: -Gargantuan Form Factor - Barely fit in my Antec 300 case
-ATI Linux Drivers still need work, but development is moving along at an acceptable pace.

Overall Review: I bought this for a machine I was building for my Wife. This is the first ATI card I have ever purchased because for the longest time they offered no Linux support and even went out of their way to hinder the Linux community from creating a usable set of drivers.

ATI has since come around to open source and Linux and in a big way so I thought I would give them a try. I am very pleased with this purchase.

Plays every game I own at max specs without a hiccup (bear in mind the "heaviest" game I have is "Aion: Tower of Eternity")

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
A Screamer 12/15/2009 1:44:44 PM

Pros: - Amazing framerates. Can play all UT3-engine games on max settings.
- Crysis on Max Settings
- Name me a game. Max settings.

Cons: It's big.

Overall Review: This baby is a work horse like I've never seen. I'm extremely happy with this video card. As long as the game supports it, you can do it. I don't use the Catalyst Control Panel to force anything, so I never have any problems.

Amazing. I can see why ATI is winning the war this round.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
HDMI no sound 12/12/2009 10:07:38 PM

Pros: Nice VGA for the money although the MSI Cyclone graphs out at higher frame rates.

Cons: No sound over HDMI which was the main reason I bought it.

Overall Review: The tech at Saphire thought it was a bad card because it shows up in device manager and setting it to default device had no effect. Unfortunately I missed the thirty day window for RMA. Can't say I wanted to be without my pc for that long anyway.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
THIS SUCKS REALLY BAD 12/12/2009 8:46:12 PM

Pros: good specs/score/price.

looks nice

Cons: huge, AND DOESNT WORK CORRECTLY!!!

i have been having huge problems with this card from day one. at first i thought it was my sound card, but i completely removed that and now i know for sure its this because windows keep poping up with video driver errors. and i installed the driver from the ati site. i must have had over 100 blue screen in the last month. do not buy this card...........

Overall Review: i love sapphire before this but this is ridiculous to have such a bad card.... not even a couple bsod here and there, but one every 30 min? horrible........

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 4890 12/12/2009 8:45:11 AM

Pros: I have had this card for roughly 4 months now and I have no problem with it. I play a game called "Aion" and my single card is going at 90FPS with max settings. I also play "wow" and its going at 70FPS max settings. I also just ordered another one to make it a duo set and will tell more about it when I do get it. This is a really great card espcially for the price.

Cons: You don't own one yet.

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