It looks like XFX managed to get ahead in the Radeon HD 4890 at 1GHz race, as weve learned that these cards have entered the mass production.
The first quantity of just fewer than 100 cards was produced last week, and it should be available shortly in the Euro region at 259. The price will depend on the exchange rate and the country. The first batch will be limited to Black Edition-registered users only and after the second batch arrives, it will be available for the global market.
The second batch of more cards is expected in the next two weeks and the card will launch covered with Black edition brand.
Our sources also imply that the Black edition HD 4890 at 1GHz will also feature HAWX DirectX 10.1 game in the box as well as local priority Black Edition support. This might be first 1GHz card available.