There is no denying it, AMD made a tremendous step forward with the Dragon platform. Playing Crysis on a frozen 6.0 GHz Phenom II CPU and doing 3DMark runs at 6.5 GHz, higher than any quad-core clock – yielded them sales results, with the Phenom II showing clear signs of AMD’s ressurection.
Luckily for the fledging company, its graphics department is even more aggressive, launching the ATI Radeon HD 4890 card. The first company to send us news about the first complete systems was Mesh Computers from UK. These guys launched three HD4890-powered systems, all based on a combination of AMD Phenom II 3.0 GHz Black Edition CPUs, 8GBs of DDR2 memory, a 1TB hard drive and one or two HD4890 GPUs. Prices vary from 900 to 1350 quid, combining the systems with Japanese iiyama Full-HD 22" or 24" displays.
Given the current state of British pound, one would say that this is a pretty good deal.