April 15, 2009

AMD Unveils ATI Radeon HD 4890 Graphics Card

Sunnyvale, Calif. - AMD has introduced the ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card, driven by a powerful graphics processor. The newest addition to the ATI Radeon HD 4000 series features 1.36 TeraFLOPs of compute power, superior GDDR5 memory, and super-high engine clock speeds capable of nearly 1GHz.
The ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card offers support for the latest DirectX 10.1 games, including Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., Electronic Art’s BattleForge, and SEGA’s Stormrise released last month, as well as GSC Gameworld’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky.

The ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card delivers value to gamers, handling even the most intense games at high resolutions and image-quality settings. For overclocking enthusiasts, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 offers performance tuning potential: those looking to get even more performance out of their gaming rigs can combine as many as four ATI Radeon HD 4890 cards in one PC using ATI CrossFireX technology.

By harnessing ATI Stream technology in combination with a number of ATI Stream-enabled applications, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card can help accelerate the conversion of standard and HD video into multiple formats. CyberLink, a software developer for digital media creation, playback, and sharing applications, has optimized its video editing software, PowerDirector 7, to make use of ATI Stream technology.

The ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card offers exceptional HD multimedia performance. All ATI Radeon HD 4800 series cards allow users to enjoy HD digital content with uncompromising visual fidelity while helping to enhance the definition and clarity of lower-resolution media. Through AMD’s second generation Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2.0) users can be assured of smooth HD video playback, sharp, crisp images, and vibrant colors. With support for HDMI, picture-in-picture, and the latest HD audio technologies like 7.1 surround sound, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card enables a cinema-quality home entertainment experience.

The ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card is supported by a dozen add-in-board companies offering custom board and cooling solutions. Partners include ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Force3D, GECUBE, GIGABYTE, HIS (Hightech Information Systems), Jetway, MSI, Palit Multimedia, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE Technology, VisionTek, and XFX.

It is available immediately for $249, and priced at select etailers as low as $229 after mail-in rebate.