It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB Review Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB Review
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB Review
Thread Tools
Old 27th July 2009, 14:42   #1
jmke's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 79,019
jmke has disabled reputation
Default Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB Review

So what does the Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB do well? Well, for one it offers up excellent cooling without the noise penalty that the reference cards present when you push the fan speed toward the max level. This card was barely audible three feet away from the case and was not heard over the white noise in my test room. The temperatures delivered by this card are almost identical to those of the Vapor-X 1GB card I tested. With the clock speeds at the factory default 870/1050 settings and the fan controlled by the driver, I measured 48 degrees Celsius at idle and 75 degrees Celsius while under load. Much lower than the reference cooling, and again it is dead silent in this configuration. Once overclocked and bumping the fan speed to 100%, I measure 43 Celsius at idle and 70 Celsius under load. Both better than the driver controlled numbers at the default clocks and leaps and bounds ahead of the reference cards. Having run through a few HD 4890 cards, the limits are relatively easy to reach without resorting to BIOS or hardware tweaks. The 1GB model reached 970MHz on the core and 1195MHz on the memory. The 2GB model reached very similar clock speeds of 950MHz on the core and 1200MHz on the memory, no slouch in the overclocking department even with the additional memory. That looks like some pretty close binning.
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 E6 2GB Video Card Review jmke WebNews 0 22nd April 2010 12:09
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Toxic 2GB Review jmke WebNews 0 11th April 2010 10:37
Sapphire HD 5870 2GB Toxic Edition Review jmke WebNews 0 10th April 2010 13:16
Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X Video Card Review jmke WebNews 0 15th September 2009 08:47
Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X Graphics Card jmke WebNews 0 10th August 2009 13:21
Sapphire Vapor-X HD 4890 2G GDDR5 Review jmke WebNews 0 2nd August 2009 14:28
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Vapor-X 2GB Review jmke WebNews 0 7th July 2009 10:55
Sapphire Radeon 4890 Vapor-X Review jmke WebNews 0 28th May 2009 14:34
Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 Vapor-X 1GB video card review jmke WebNews 0 27th May 2009 13:14
Sapphire HD 4890 Atomic Edition Review jmke WebNews 0 4th May 2009 16:44

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:48.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO