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Old 01-16-2009, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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any opinions on which 4850 to get?
i was thinking on Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Looks like a good cooler, i dont know much about ATI brands but i think sapphire is one of the top.

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Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$15 more but better warranty and brand imo :|


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Yep, the XFX one is my pick too.
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i'd only go with the xfx if you want to overclock as it's covered by warrenty. otherwise the sapphire would be my pick. I've only owned sapphire ati cards and never had issues with them.
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go with the XFX. better warranty and looks cooler. who doesn't overclock?

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Old 01-16-2009, 08:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The cooling on the sapphire is nice. Even at the default 20% fan speed in runs pretty cool and you can always increase the fan speed in catalyst control center to keep it even cooler.

The warranty on the XFX is really nice though.

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Black PCB's, what more can I ask for?
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black PCB and dual slot cooler 4850 w/ xfx warranty... idk what else to ask for besides xfx gettin a step up program

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Old 01-18-2009, 05:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That XFX is hot. I wonder if it would be interested in my P4...im tryin to get in on that action.
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P4's would bottleneck it. xD
Technically, anything short of a 3ghz+ C2D would be a bottleneck for it.

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