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Old 09-03-2008, 03:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Would this be the 4850 to get?

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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This one has a cool cooler and at almost the same price:
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-PPH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

review: techPowerUp :: Powercolor PCS HD 4850 512 MB Review :: Page 29 / 30

temps don't seem that much better but it's more quiet and you can also turn up the fanspeed with this one in the bios with rbe.
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The PowerColor is the one I would get, personally, as it has the dual slot cooler.
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The PowerColor is the one I would get, personally, as it has the dual slot cooler.
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

I'd get this one, cheaper before rebate, and cheaper after rebate. And it's blue (some people like blue) and i hear the cooler is good on it.
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AFAIK powercolor doesn't offer any sort of warranty on its products, though I may be wrong. Therefore I'd go for the Asus or Sapphire.
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People say a lot of Sapphire horror-stories
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I've never had a problem with Asus if your concerned about warranty on the card. But don't be to concerned. I'd go with whatever is cheaper and better which seems to be the sapphire.
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Dude.. out of stock already..
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Pencil modding it makes it beat a GTX 280.. which is a pretty big deal
yeah i agree, overclock it, some of the o/c's people get here is crazy, was it guruscan who made his beat gtx280? but anyway thats crazy! for a $200 card (AUS)

as for the cooler, the powercolour one actually doesnt look like its that good at all anyway. just go with a HIS, ive had a couple of 4870 HIS cards and never had any problems, also overclock and kept extremely cool! when the fan was turned up only a lil. <10%
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Great lol.

The friggin 9800gtx+ is already done and shipped. Kinda sucks. Theres a gtx260 for $250 now, I almost wish I wouldve got that.

Is the 4850 really faster than the 9800gtx+? The 9800 has higher core speeds but less processing cores than the 4850.. is that what makes it faster?
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