Date: November 5th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
So what do you exactly get for US$179 when you purchase this higher end videocard. Seeing this is HIS's premier HD4890, hopefully no corners will be cut when it comes to the hardware and software package.
HIS supplied a neat folder which included a basic user's manual, a case sticker and a driver CD. Now the interesting surprise is that HIS added in a free video game called StormRise. It doesn't seem to be a bad game and hey, you can't beat the price.
To compliment the software is the hardware kit which consists of a DVI converter, two power cable adapters and a single crossfire bridge. Everything is covered.
And last out of the box is the videocard itself. First thing you notice is the large quad-heatpipe cooler which is cooling the VPU alone. The memory was left bare with not even a passive cooling solution which I think was an oversight especially with the heat output of the DDR5. More on this card and its cooling in the upcoming section.