ATI Radeon HD 4890: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 4890 sales 2 April 2009 at a recommended price of $249 . This is a TeraScale architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.9 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 124.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 190 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.93% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon HD 4890: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking647
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money0.65
ArchitectureTeraScale (2005−2013)
GPU code nameRV790
Market segmentDesktop
Release date2 April 2009 (14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$249
Current price$11.97 (0x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon HD 4890's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 4890's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores800of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed850 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors959 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)190 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate34.00of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,360.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon HD 4890 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length241 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4890: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed3900 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth124.8 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4890. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 4890, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.1
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce RTX 4090)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon HD 4890. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 4890 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Radeon HD 4890's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon HD 4890 is GeForce GTX 285, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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