ATI Radeon HD 4890 breaks 1GHz barrier



Gamers will tell you that it is all about the speed with every single bit of special effects cranked up to the maximum without losing a single frame, but unfortunately for the average man on the street, purchasing a couple or even three of such high-end video cards places a great strain on the monthly budget, which is why high-end video cards are never the main bread-and-butter products for companies that churn them out, although they are great technological breakthroughs and examples worth drooling over. AMD’s recent launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card that was touted to be the most powerful graphics processor in the world is now even better, as AMD has made available a factory overclocked graphics processor which will be the first of its kind to break the 1GHz barrier using nothing but standard air-cooling solutions.

AMD has broken a rather notable engineering milestone by being the first graphics company to overcome the fabled 1GHz barrier, where it uses highly advanced GDDR5 memory alongside the mentioned 1GHz clock speed, allowing it to deliver a whopping 1.6 TeraFLOPs of computing power which is 50% more compared to its fiercest competitor’s high end single-GPU solution. This unprecedented level of raw computing power will definitely offer unseen levels of general purpose GPU-accelerated performance in ATI Stream applications, including video transcoding and post processing.

You can expect gamers salivating in anticipation with the new ATI Radeon HD 4890, and those who are interested can pick it up from various AMD technology partners such as Sapphire, XFX, Asus and TUL. The most advanced design so far, you will be able to take advantage of ground-breaking DirectX 10.1 titles including Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., Electronic Art’s BattleForge and SEGA’s Stormrise which were released last month. After all, why settle for DirectX 10 game play when DirectX 10.1 games have been proven to deliver higher game performance and an improved visual experience?

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