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Value Meets Performance: HD 4890 Cards from Gigabyte and MSI

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     October 26, 2009

Gigabyte HD 4890 1GB OC Packaging & Accessories


Manufacturer's Part Number: GVR-489OC-1GD
Price: Click here to compare prices



As we can see, even though Gigabyte designates this as their Overclock model, there really isn’t much here in the terms of increased clock speeds. The core clocks get a whole 50Mhz increase which isn’t much considering the speeds some of the competition are using these days. Meanwhile, the memory remains at reference specifications.


It seems like Gigabyte’s graphics card packaging and overall design is starting to look more and more like their motherboards as time goes on. This box shows us prominent marketing of the Ultra Durable VGA initiative which is supposed to increase overclocking and increase overall efficiency. As with literally every other card we have seen in recent months, this one’s box doesn’t make any mention of clock speeds.


The HD 4890 itself is well protected by thick foam inserts within the box. Meanwhile, the accessory list is basic but still well rounded with a Molex to PCI-E connector, a Crossfire bridge, a DVI to VGA adaptor and finally a HDMI to DVI dongle. The disk you see contains out of date drivers as well as a few basic Gigabyte utilities for overclocking and system monitoring.
 
 
 

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