ATI Radeon HD 4890: specs and benchmarks

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ATI Radeon HD 4890
Radeon HD 4890
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 850 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3900 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009
Performance 5.71
Graphics card Technical data and tests
ATI Radeon HD 4890
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ATI started Radeon HD 4890 sales 2 April 2009 at a recommended price of $249. This is TeraScale architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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


percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 4890's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating521
Value for money0.66
GPU code nameRV790
Market segmentDesktop
Release date2 April 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$249
Price now$120 (0.5x MSRP)of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 4890's general performance parameters 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 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed850 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors959 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)190 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate34.00of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,360.0 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 4890's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length241 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4890: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed3900 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth124.8 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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 GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 4890. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

ATI HD 4890 5.71
  • Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

ATI HD 4890 1518

Game benchmarks

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

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 4890 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 740, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 GeForce GT 740

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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ATI Radeon HD 4870 Radeon HD 4870
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ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Radeon HD 4870 X2

User rating

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