AMD announces 1GHz GPU, the air cooled Radeon HD 4890

AMD has announced the first factory over clocked air cooled GPU to reach the 1 GHz mark, the ATI Radeon HD 4890. While this mark may have been reached by overclockers using other graphics processors, the HD 4890 would not need any complex cooling solutions and works fine with the air cooling unit that comes standard. Also, since overclocking voids the warranty (even if it is hard to detect), the HD 4890's warranty should prove beneficial.


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Here is an overview of the features:

Tear through the latest games with seamless frame rates and go beyond HD1 with the power of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 graphics processing unit (GPU). Building on the strength of the ATI Radeon™ 4800 series award-winning architecture, this GPU stands out from the rest with massive graphics processing muscle. Take ultimate control over your game and crank it up with scalable performance. Go ahead, max out the settings and put the ATI Radeon HD 4890 through its paces.

  • With 800 stream processors, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 has the brute strength needed to tackle the latest 3D games.
  • Unparalleled anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering deliver eye-popping graphics with striking realism.
  • Equipped with the fastest, most advanced GDDR5 memory technology, this GPU supports higher data rates which translates directly into superior performance and maximum memory bandwidth.
  • Get right in the action and experience cinematic gaming at extreme HD resolutions with mind-blowing performance in the latest DirextX®10.1 games.
  • Personalize your experience with state of the art overclocking capabilities, advanced system monitoring and amazing control. Tune your system in real-time and push the performance envelope with the ATI OverDrive™ utility.
  • Take your game to new heights with ATI CrossFireX™ technology and enjoy superior scalability with up to quad GPU support.
  • Tap into the massive parallel processing power of your ATI Radeon HD 4890 GPU with ATI Stream technology and tackle demanding tasks like video transcoding with incredible speed.
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