AMD breaks the 1GHz barrier with the ATI Radeon HD 4890


AMD seems to release a new chunk of silicon every five minutes but when they break the 1GHz barrier with a graphics card, it’s worth taking notice.

The ATI Radeon HD 4890 is the first standard air-cooled GPU to reach the clock speed milestone, nine years after they managed with CPUs, and it offers 1.6 TeraFLOPS of graphics crunching power.

AMD claims this factory over-clocked unit is 50% faster than the competition. What we do know for sure is that it’s going to make video transcoding, post processing and, of course, gaming that little bit smoother.