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PowerColor HD 4890 Review

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To get the PowerColor HD 4890 to function correctly you need to install the drivers to allow the card to perform to its potential. To do this you just insert the supplied driver disk and let the autorun feature bring up the installation GUI, so you can choose the OS type as well as start the installation. In terms of additional programs on the disk, there were none to speak of nor any additional disks besides the driver disk. The supplied disk contains the latest driver from ATI. Initially I tried the cataylst 9.3 driver and this was a no-go, as they do not support the HD 4890. Start the installation and answer a few questions and the drivers will install and ask you to reboot the system to finalize the installation.









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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look: (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Closer Look: (Catalyst Control Center)
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Far Cry 2
  8. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  9. Testing: BioShock
  10. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  11. Testing: Dead Space
  12. Testing: Fallout 3
  13. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  14. Testing: 3DMark 06
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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