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Hardware Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 25 Aug 2009.

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  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Wow I cant believe it! A 4890 is beating a 285!
     
  3. Gremlin

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    And that's with ATI drivers 4 months old which was a serious shame imo, one month or even 2 i could forgive but 4? That's just bad form
     
  4. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I'm glad you pointed that out Gremlin, I can't help but get really annoyed at reviews (not just BTs) when they use out of drivers. Enjoyable read though.

    :D
     
  5. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Thanks for the comments. PLEASE CHECK YOUR PMs!!!
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    WTF is happening with the multi-GPU solutions on COD5? On the higher resolutions, they all go down HARD on the minimum framerates, dropping under 25, which is definately unplayable! Yikes. the single-cards perform much better :confused:
     
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    Yep, not smooth.
     
  8. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Hmm, lots of connectivity here, but there still should be no reason to even include D_sub.

    Still an awesome card, and I would get one if it wasn't for the fact that DX11 cards are literally coming around the corner, and I need to save up for a LCD2080UXi.
     
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    Nice review, well written, but on relevance EPIC FAIL.
     
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    Pull your fingers out of your behinds and update your damn drivers. Cheap-ass websites will end up with cheap-ass readers.
     
  11. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Actually, I haven't seen much "rabbit-out-of-hat" drivers from ATI for quite a while. That said I do agree, although in this case it might've been a bit harsh.
     
  12. Gremlin

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    Is the situation fixed with newer drivers considering the age of those tested and the big gains since then? Cat 9.8 had HUGE gains for multi gpu setups iirc
     
  13. andrew8200m

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    I too had noticed drivers are somewhat out of date when these tests are performed!

    If you look at the gainward gtx295 single pcb review you will see what I mean. (comments section)

    Andy
     
  14. mrbens

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    Well spotted on the drivers guys.

    Is there a reason why the 9.4 ATi drivers were used instead of this months 9.8 or the 9.7 if you tested these cards before the 15th August?
     
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    good review and a great card that said wouldn't a sapphire 4890 toxic with vapor-x be a better choice with manufactured clock speeds
    of 960 that is under warranty?
     
  16. TTmodder

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    Why Isn't there a picture, or description of the bundled goodies??
     
  17. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    1st page, 4th paragraph, last sentence ;)
     
  18. Hustler

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    Hmmm, 4-6wks from now you will be able to buy a 5850/5870 DX11 class card, both of which should be quicker than this, and for the same amount of money, in the 5850's case anyway......

    Silly to buy a new CPU or GPU at the minute......
     
  19. Action_Parsnip

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    Its got nothing to do with rabbits. Its good practice to keep forceware and catalyst up to date. 4 revisions out of date is just epic fail. Not even xbitlabs or legionhardware pull this kinda crap. Fail.
     
  20. Nelly

    Nelly EverQuest Addict, 10+ Years.

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    The Nvidia 185.85 drivers better than any of the 190 series drivers I've used especially in Crysis.

    Would of been good if they used the Nvidia 185.85 drivers vs ATI/AMD 9.8 Cats.
     
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