XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB Video Card Review

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Bundle and Test Setup

XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB

The box that our XFX Radeon HD 4890 came in was small, just enough to keep the video card safe during shipping, but nearly as bulky as most other boxes that we’ve seen.

The art on the box matches the sticker on the video card itself. This is a nice looking combination, which also displays the type of card and the amount of memory that comes with it.

XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB

Our bundle includes a number of items important to gamers, including a free copy of H.A.W.X! Besides the standard CD and manual, XFX also included two DVI-VGA adapters, as well as a DVI-HDMI adapter. For those still on an older but still adequate power supply, there are two molex to PCIe power cables. At the bottom of the photo, we have the ever important CrossFireX bridge connector!

Test System

Diamond HD 4870 1GB


Intel Test Platform



Live Pricing


Intel Core i7 920


ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm


Kingston HyperX DDR3

Video Card

XFX Radeon HD 4850

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150GB


Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme

Power Supply

Corsair HX620

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

Our system was set up with a fresh install of Vista Ultimate 64 with SP1. All the latest chipset drivers were used for the motherboard, while CATALYST 9.8 was used for ATI video cards.

To ensure that we are getting very high performance, our i7 920 is overclocked to a full 4GHz (200×20). Memory is run at 1600MHz with 8-8-8-21 timings.

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