PowerColor Radeon HD 4890 LCS

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News Posted: Mon, May 11 2009 10:45 AM

The PC scene is constantly evolving as businesses and individuals make use of next generation products that increase productivity or provide higher levels of entertainment. Bigger, better, faster - these are the insatiable desires of consumers. It doesn't matter if we're speaking of gigahertz or gigabytes, the demand endures and companies do their best to crank out sought after new technology.

As we're currently witnessing, competition for consumer dollars is fierce within respective markets and few can argue that there has never been a better time for those looking to buy. The Radeon HD 4890 is ATI's latest contender and we covered it extensively at launch. Now, overclocked variants of the video card are rolling out with the goal of squeezing every last bit of performance from the RV790 GPU. Stock heatsinks do well to move the heat from the video card at reference settings, but overclocking the core and memory quickly surpasses the threshold in which those heatsinks were designed for. That's where PowerColor's HD 4890 LCS liquid cooled video card comes in. With factory overclocked speeds and increased cooling capability, let's find out what this card has to offer...

PowerColor Radeon HD 4890 LCS




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very nice. I like the fact that they used EK. usually you see DD blocks on the wc cards. Although I have to disagree. Usually it's more expensive to buy the cards with the blocks already on them verses getting them seperate. I have looked many times. but I would love to see it the other way around. Makes life easier on the consumer. Why 1/4 barbs though?

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A agree it is usually more to get the cards with the blocks. Not that the blocks are ever cheap.

One grip I have with this card is that even though it has a single slot cooling solution it still has the big backplate. Most of the cards I have seen with blocks already on them are like this. It just seems to be a lack of attention.

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