For creation of Radeon HD 4890 X2 will take partners AMD
April 13, 2009, 11:33 am
AMD only recently released to the world market for the latest graphics adapters based on videochipov Radeon HD 4890, which became the most productive single solutions company. The main feature of devices is becoming a high operating frequency, so the developers managed to slightly increase the productivity compared to predecessor. The downside of such solutions is the high power devices, forcing developers to abandon the creation of dual video cards Radeon HD 4890 X2. But if the employees of AMD decided not to develop high-performance dual graphics cards, this work may be done for them Taiwanese manufacturers of graphics adapters. However, complications during the creation of devices at the developers will предостаточно, and chief among them will be consumed, and therefore allocated to graphics in the form of heat energy. According to preliminary estimates, the consumption power of graphics cards can achieve at 380 watts. For high-quality power devices, developers will be forced to place two 8-pin power connector. As a result, you can talk about the graphics card Radeon HD 4890 as a potentially very greedily graphics adapter from appearing on the world market. As the source of as yet unverified information, one of the producers preparing adapter processors which will be dispersed to the frequency of 1 GHz, and the total set of graphics memory up to 4 GB. In this case, will be the memory standard GDDR5. As for the estimated cost of such monsters, it would certainly be noticeably higher than the cost of video cards Radeon HD 4870 X2, sold today at a price of about $ 550. But many consumers may prefer to opt for two video cards Radeon HD 4890, combined into a single CrossFire-system. This option may be less expensive - the cost of recently recommended new AMD slightly exceeds the $ 250 mark. It is noteworthy, and the fact that a full cooling system in the case of two video cards would be better to cope with its task and it may be much less noisy.