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ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 4890 Videocard Review

ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 4890 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: As you might have guessed, ATI's new Radeon HD 4890 videocard is well placed to compete with enthusiast videocards like the Radeon HD 4870 1GB and Geforce GTS 260 Core 216, as well as the recently released nVidia Geforce GTX 275.
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Videocard Power Consumption Measurements

Environmentally friendly computer hardware is a growing trend, and while performance videocards are usually the worst power-hogs the situation is steadily improving.

The ASUS EAH4890 uses two 6-pin PCI Express power connectors in addition to the power it draws from the PCI Express x16 slot (total card power ~190W). This is a little less complicated than high-end videocards that demand the less common 8-pin PCI Express connector. Let's take a look at how much power the ASUS EAH4890 draws in a typical computer system.

Total System Power Draw Comparisons

Here's how the ASUS EAH 4890 HTDI/1GD5/A videocard stacks up in real life against a couple different cards. PCSTATS measures total system power draw and compares that in 3D loaded (max value recorded in 3DMark06) and idle states (at Windows desktop).

The power supply used in each test is an A-PFC compliant PC Power and Cooling 750W model.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportVideocard Power Consumption (Total System Power Draw)
Idle at Desktop Watts Ranking
Palit HD4870 X2 2GB 177
ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A 153
ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A (Crossfire) 222
MSI R3870X2-T2D1G-OC 165
ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A 137
ASUS EAH4850 HTDI/512M 120
MSI R4830-T2D512-OC (Radeon 4830) 108
Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT CrossFire 195
ASUS EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 160
ASUS EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 150
ASUS ENGTS250 DK 120
ASUS ENGTS250 DK in SLI 170
Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI 96
nVidia Geforce 9600GTs in SLI 166
ASUS EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M 152
Palit Geforce 9600GT 512 151
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 196
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 183
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 165
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 140
3D Loaded: Watts Ranking
Palit HD4870 X2 2GB 421
ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A 390
ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A (Crossfire) 610
MSI R3870X2-T2D1G-OC 330
ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A 225
ASUS EAH4850 HTDI/512M 202
MSI R4830-T2D512-OC (Radeon 4830) 177
Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT CrossFire 549
ASUS EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 333
ASUS EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 252
ASUS ENGTS250 DK 214
ASUS ENGTS250 DK in SLI 316
Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI 160
nVidia Geforce 9600GTs in SLI 313
ASUS EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M 220
Palit Geforce 9600GT 512 221
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 345
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 315
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 277
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 213

Overall power draw numbers show that while the ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A videocard does require two PCI Express power connectors, this videocard is hardly a power hog. Under load it draws significantly less power than older dual-GPU AMD Radeon videocards or NVIDIA videocards in SLI mode, the two configurations that come closest to matching its performance.

Next up PCSTATS overclocks the ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A, boosts the GPU voltage, then overclock it some more!

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Contents of Article: ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A
 Pg 1.  ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 4890 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  ATI Radeon HD 4890 Core Technologies
 Pg 3.  — Videocard Power Consumption Measurements
 Pg 4.  GPU Voltage Tweaks Brings Overclocking to New Heights
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 6.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, Crysis
 Pg 7.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 8.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 11.  Advanced Video card Benchmarks: Crysis, Quake

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