||Alright, this ain't
any regular 4890.
||This is the 4890 XXX
edition from XFX.
||And this is the fastest 4890
I've seen so far.
||It is very, very, very fast and if you
don't know about the 4890 just yet,
||it's pretty much an RV770.
It's called the RV790.
||It's still 55 NM, but because they've gotten
better and they've become more used
||to manufacturing their chips,
||they've made them have higher frequencies,
are more tweak-able,
||and there are some good options
in here for power.
||So the RV790 is definitely an upgrade even
though it's still 55 NM.
||It does run cooler and it is more efficient,
even though with the higher frequencies.
||And that's just because they've gotten
better at managing that power.
||Also, you get the advantages of having the
newest drivers and the AMD fusion software,
||so a lot of good stuff that goes
into these cards.
||But definitely, by far,
is the higher frequencies.
||This thing, Factory Clock is ridiculous.
Overclocking it is ridiculous.
||It goes even higher, so, just to give you an
idea of the shaders and the core
||on an ATI card, the 4800 series are all the
same. They're always matched up.
||So, a regular 4870 is 750 MHz.
OK? A 4890 is 850 MHz.
||But this is 900 MHz, and when I overclocked
it I got it to 985 MHz,
||which is extremely high, almost 1 GHz.
I bet you can get it into 1 GHz
||with maybe water cooling or
maybe getting that lucky card.
||I bet you you could get it to 1 GHz.
It's not a problem.
||So let's talk a little bit more about,
also about frequencies.
||Let me just give you a quick idea.
The Factory 4870 has a 900 MHz memory clock.
||And that's DDR5, so that actually goes,
it gets increased, that number
||because it's multiplied by four.
It actually goes to 3600 effective data rate.
||OK? Now, the 4890, the Factory one is 975,
which is 3900 MHz. Extremely, extremely high.
||And what's really crazy about this one,
I overclocked the memory
||to 1190 MHz clock rate,
which is 4,760 MHz, or 4.7 GHz.
||Very, very highly overclockable card.
Now, another thing that's really cool
||about this card, is that it gives you OpenGL
4.0, which is the first card
||to bring that to the market.
It also brings you Shader Model 4.1,
||and DirectX 10.1. So, definitely
the new OpenGL is brand new,
||been using 2.1 for a while, this is
the first one to use the 3.0 protocol.
||You also get a slightly different
cooler on here.
||It's got three heat pipes actually. You
can't see them but they're hidden in there.
||This is an all-clear case and this thing
does cool pretty, pretty well.
||It's very, very similar to the 4870.
But it is slightly different.
||Talking about power, you're going to need two
6-pin PCI Express Connectors, right there.
||I would recommend about 500 watt power supply
for this with a good quality power supply.
||If you have a lesser quality power supply
it'd be nice to have 600 and about 750
||if you want to do CrossFire. But, you
can probably do CrossFire with 500 alone
||if you have a high quality power supply.
Maybe a PC power and cooling, or Corsair,
||or something of the sort, like that,
you shouldn't have any problems.
||So, very, very nice card. Now, you also, you
have dual monitor controllers on here.
||Dualing DVI's with
400 MHz RAMDACs.
||These will do 2560 x 1600
with a dual linked DVI.
||Or they'll do 1920 x 1080
with a single linked DVI.
||You also got that 7-pin
Digital S-Video cable right there,
||which can use a breakaway cable to go to
composite, which are these right here.
||This is a breakaway cable.
It plugs in there. And this goes to your TV.
||This'll do 1080i to a television
with no audio.
||Also included in the box is this.
I would kind of hope that noone's using this,
||but some people might need it.
This is a composite breakaway.
||So pretty much this goes in here,
7-pin and out comes a composite,
||so you have one audio. Now your best bet
though is to use this device.
||This is an HDMI to DVI adapter, and this
will do 1920 x 1080 p.
||And it will do 7.1 channel lossless audio.
And that's because this thing has the UVD,
||or the Unified Video Decoder
lets you do Blueray and 1080p content,
||as well as HDCP support. That's all
included on here, which is really nice.
||You can get 7.1 channels through that DVI.
You gotta make sure though
||that you hook up the audio cable
that comes in the box.
||It's called audio loop cable, that's very
important to have.
||On top of that HDMI and HDCP support
you do have the ATI Power Play
||which is really cool. That actually monitors
the temperature on the card,
||the GPU activity, how much are you using it,
and it underclocks it.
||That's why this card saves you so much power
in, pretty much in the power
||and in the efficiency range. It is more
efficient because it does have
||that ATI Power Play. Of course it does do
CrossFireX, so if you want to link these two
||GPUs together, up to three or for GPUs,
you can as well.
||You can also use this with
any other 4800 series card.
||It's not a big deal if you want to
mix them and match them.
||That's one of the good things about ATI
that is really nice to have.
||Now, let's talk a little bit more
about the specs.
||Again, 800 shaders on here. The core clock
is at 900 MHz, same thing for the shaders.
||You got 1 GB of GDDR5 clocked at 3900 MHz
effectively and 256-bit memory interface.
||So that's pretty wide. And you get
40 texture units and 16 ROPs.
||So, pretty much the exact same as
the 4870 minus the higher frequency.
||Now, let's talk about benchmarks,
because we got quite a few here to go over.
||I did a few. First of all, let me tell you
the benchmark set up.
||It's a Core i7. It's at 4 GHz, I wanted to
make sure there's no bottle necking,
||so I overclocked it to 4 GHz.
Corsair memory 1866.
||6 GB of triple channel.
It's actually clocked at 1600 MHz.
||So it's slower, but it's got
really tight latencies.
||It's 7, 7, 7, 24 with
a 1T command line, I believe.
||Two X25 MSSDs in Raid O
on a Windows 64-bit OS.
||And I did two resolutions, four games,
1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1200.
||So your native 22'' and 24'' resolutions.
||Most of the games were
with everything cranked up.
||HDR and anti-aliasing,
and anisotropic filtering.
||Everything was cranked up to the maximum,
and that's pretty much it.
||So, let's just jump into it.
Taking a look, first of all,
||at Tom Clancey Hawx, which is actually
the game that comes with the video card.
||This is a flying game, flight simulator. But,
it's more like a combat flight simulator.
||Very, very fun game to play.
It just came out on the market. Pretty cool.
||And it performed quite well.
This video card, as you would imagine,
||because it is in the box, so let's look at
that. At 1680 x 1050, compared to the
||GTX 260, the 4870, and the 4890
||The GTX 260 did 54fps.
The 4870 did 57fps.
||The 4890 did 63fps.
||And this XXX version did 69fps.
Now, at 1920 x 1200
||you get a lot more stress
to the video card.
||37 frames per second on the GTX 260.
42fps on the 4870.
||49fps, so we got an
additional 7fps on the 4890,
||and by overclocking we get an additional
three or two frames per second to 51fps.
||Now, next game, Far Cry 2.
Another great Direct X10 game.
||This is fully maxed out settings.
8X, 8A and 16XAF, all the settings maxed out.
||Also we're using the AMD Fusion
expert profile in the catalyst 9.4 drivers.
||As you can see here, the GTX 260 still has
an advantage on this game.
||Very, very NVIDIA based, so 1680 x 1050.
We saw 51fps on the 260.
||The 4870 did 40fps.
The 4890 did 43fps.
||And the 4890 OC did 46fps.
Now, in 1920 x 1200 it wasn't as bad.
||45fps for the GTX 260.
35fps for the 4870.
||38fps for the 4890. And 40fps
for the 4890 OC, or XXX edition.
||Now, moving on to Crisis Warhead.
This is where we pretty much
||had to turn off the filters.
So there's no AA, no AF,
||gamer settings, direct X10 ready to go.
Just the basic settings.
||But, you know, very high. Obviously,
it's not like the, you know,
||beginner settings. Pretty cranked up.
We got 42fps on the GTX 260.
||40fps on the 4870.
The 4890 did it at 44fps.
||And the 4890 XXX
did it at 46fps.
||Moving on to 1920 x 1200 we do see
the frame rates drop off.
||The higher the resolution in Crisis,
it really will bring
||any video card to its knees.
I don't care what it is.
||Dual GPU cards, water cool card,
it doesn't matter
||because Crisis is gonna bring
it to its knees.
||1920 x 1200 34fps for the GTX260.
The 4870 did 33fps.
||The 4890 did 35fps.
And the 4890 XXX did 37fps.
||Finally, Fall Out 3, my favorite game.
My favorite, favorite game.
||It's so awesome. It's just great and
playing the pit now, as well, on Xbox.
||And I played Fall Out 3 on the PC.
Here it is at 1680 x 1050.
||The GTX 260 did 63fps.
The 4870 did 68fps.
||The 4890 did 72fps.
And this XXX version did 76fps.
||Moving on up to 1920 x 1200,
the GTX 260 did 47fps.
||The 4870, 57fps.
The 4890, 64fps.
||And the XXX 4890, 68fps. Pretty much
destroying the fastest game of the year.
||No problem. Or the best game of the year.
My favorite game of the year definitely.
||At least it was voted several times
to be the best game of the year.
||But quite impressive. So a lot
of tweakability on this card.
||Lots of overclocking. Again, don't forget my
overclocking. 980 MHz on the core.
||980 MHz on the shaders.
And the memory was above 4.5 GHz.
||GHz, that's ridiculous. It's absurd.
So, this card is very, very fast.
||And it's very cool. And I forgot
to tell you man, look at this box.
||This box is crazy, man.
It's an "X".
||I don't even know
what to say about that.
||In case you want to know, included in the
box you also get this, this, that,
||you get that, you get that,
you get that, and you get this.
||So, composite, CrossFire cable,
HDMI to DVI,
||DVI to VGA,
two 4-pin molex to 6-pin,
||PCI Express Connectors,
and your component breakaway cable
||for 1080i to your TV.
There it is ladies and gentlemen.
||The 4890 XXX edition from XFX.
Very nice card.
||If you have questions on it, Email me.
And I'll see you guys next time.
||For more information on the XFX
Radeon HD 4890 XXX edition,
||into the search engine of
any of these major retailers.
||For Computer TV, I'm Albert.