Stand aside 4870s, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 is here!! The HD 4890 card with 1GB GDDR5 memory is expected to give 124.8 GB/s of memory bandwidth, but the memory interface used for the same hasn’t been confirmed yet. We’re assuming that ATI incorporated a 256-bit memory interface for wider memory bandwidth.
New drivers to unleash the potential of this RV790 chip are expected to wipe out the fuss after the recent benchmarks leak. In terms of pricing, AMD will be priced way far below Nvidia’s high-end GTX 280 graphics card and obviously a bit higher than their existing HD 4870.
The ATI Radeon HD 4890 specs are as follows:
– GPU: RV790 @ 850MHz / 40nm
– Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 @ 3900MHz
– Shader Processors: 800
Release date: April 6th 2009.
But guess what? ATI has confirmed that when the 4890 launches, the prices for the 4850 and 4870, single and X2 variants will not drop.Having said that, I’d give it a few months depending on how nVidia’s new cards perform and their strategy.
The big question is, how much faster will it be in real world gaming benchmarks, I don’t even look at synthetic tests. April 6th, thy name is ‘too fking far and I can’t wait’.