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Sapphire HD 4890 Toxic availability?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by OVC, 8 Aug 2009.

  1. OVC

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 May 2008

    Posts: 132

    Location: Wales, UK

    I know this has probably been asked but, I thought I would ask anyway. When will Overclockers be selling the TOXIC range of GFX cards...? I see the Vapor-X is out but it just doesn't cut the mustard does it. I have read the reviews for the Vapor-X and they are disaponiting to say tge least. I have two Sapphire 4890 OC edition GFX cards which as you know Have 900MHz core, compared with the Vapor-X there is not much of a differenc. Now tge Toxic has 1024MHz core which does make mr smile and to be honest I would like to get my hands on two of these for my rig, so any news on availability in the UK yet.

    Thanks
     
  2. AMG

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,702

    Location: lincs, spalding

    OCuk did have them, they are limited edtions, you could always edit the BIOS put the voltage up and overclock it via BIOS or just use the atmoics BIOS lol
     
  3. unknownsock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,691

    Location: Leeds, UK

    They were limited editions only, but wouldnt that just be a massive waste of cash when you can just OC them yourself?
    Even without them OC'd i doubt theres much real world performance gains..
     
  4. OVC

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 May 2008

    Posts: 132

    Location: Wales, UK

    Any plans for the 5000 series which is set for release in October depending on the release date of Windows 7 because at the moment as we all know Windows 7 is DX11. There is no point releasing a DX11 card if there is nothing to run it on is there. If Microsoft delay WINDOWS 7 until Jan 2010, which I think they will because there are still some serious bugs in Windiws 7 which have yet to be resolved. This will also delay the release of the 5000 series.

    Apparently prices depending on the range of model is set to be anything from $200.00 to $600.00 on the American markets, although in the current financial state of the global economy I would imagine the price will be either just over $180.00 512GB version and $250.00 for the 1GB version.
     
  5. =VTA=MANFACE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,909

    Location: Swansea Wales

     
  6. mikeym

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,145

    ...scratching my head from start to finish really!

    Toxic only has 960 core btw. You might be thinking of the Atomic.
     
  7. mikeym

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,145

    Actually, when you read the reviews you might start to think the OP is right. I mean, Sapphire must have been reeling with comments like this:

    "A win for Sapphire and ATI" (OverclockersClub.com)

    "Sapphire have yet again shown other manufacturers how to build a graphics card... it is definitely the quietest air-cooled version." (Overclock3d.net)

    "The HD 4890 Vapor-X is another all-around great effort from Sapphire... Also going for the HD 4890 Vapor-X are the display output options: it is great to see all four options there. - Recommended" (Neoseeker.com)

    "The Sapphire HD4890 Vapor-X is a great product all around, packed with features and we would strongly recommend it if you’re shopping for a HD 4890. - Gold Award" (Driverheaven.net)
     
  8. =VTA=MANFACE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,909

    Location: Swansea Wales

    ^^ LOL
     
  9. AMG

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,702

    Location: lincs, spalding

    no overclocking yourself saves you monies :p

    it depends on what you want the toxic/atmoic has custom coolers but you might as well get a stock one, with a custom cooler as you can overclock them to the clocks speeds normally anyway