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After running the MSI Radeon HD 4890 through our benchmarking suite and various hours of gameplay a beast of a single core card emerged. In most benchmarks the card fell behind our reference systems but never by a huge margin and when you consider the price difference that margin tends to be erased. Overall the MSI Radeon HD 4890 1GB OC card will make any gamer happy even on the most extreme of gaming resolutions. For those looking to get even more out of their systems you have the flexible Crossfire technology that is less restrictive when it comes to linking GPUs together especially when compared to SLI technology.
Price to performance ratio is very good
Good overclocking potential
Factory overclocked for no extra cost
Able to play most modern games with all setting turned all the way up
Built in High-Def Audio for HDMI pass through
Overclocking hype did not live up to expectations