XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review :: Bundle

04-13-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun
  • XFX HD 4890 XXX Edition card
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX game full version
  • Support CD
  • DVI to D-sub adapter
  • HDMI Adapter
  • 2 6-pin to dual Molex adapters
  • Crossfire bridge
  • Do Not Disturb Door Hanger

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Box

Box

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Rear open

Rear open

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Box top

Box top


The first thing that sticks out at you when you get the box is the innovative X shaped box the card comes in. The X shaped box is too thin to have the card in the normal length position so it's laid out diagonally. Opening the box was as hard as the other X-shaped boxes from XFX. The outer sleeve has slots through which tabs are inserted forming the box. The inner two boxes slide out from each other.


XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Outside sleeve

Outside sleeve

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Box open

Box open

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Contents

Contents

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Bundle

Bundle


The upper section of the box contains the accessories, the user guides and the other amenities of the bundle. The inclusion of a DVI to HDMI adapter allows you to use a HDMI monitor with the card. The DVI to D-Sub adapter allows the use of a CRT with analog connection. The usual "Do Not Disturb" door hanger is included which has the card serial number. I would suggest using the latest Catalyst 9.4 drivers instead of the Driver CD ones which are currently 9.21 modified to install on a HD 4890. Overclocking the card hit a wall at 950/1105 core/memory on the test bench.


XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Hardware information

Hardware information

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Software information

Software information

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Test settings

Test settings

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition Video Card Review Overclocked

Overclocked


XFX offers what they call 5-star support for their graphics cards. The cornerstones of their support are Support Central, Support Files, Message Boards, Live Help and a Ticket system. Once you register your card with the Serial Number on the door hanger you have access to the best performing drivers, help guides, Multi-language support and RMA handling. They offer a Double Lifetime Warranty on their video cards which means that they will repair or replace cards found to be defective for the lifetime of the card and the warranty will transfer to the second owner of said card assuming you register the card.

Tom Clancy is one of the renowned military fiction writers of the twentieth century along with such writers as Dale Brown and Steven Coontz, Clancy redefined modern military fiction with suspense, real-world situations and high-tech weaponry. The game HAWX or High Altitude Warfare experimental squadron is based upon the aircraft first used in Ghost Recon 1 and 2. It was released in March and has DirectX 10.1 capabilities to speed up performance as the game is indist between NVIDIA and ATI cards visually.