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Old 11-10-2008, 09:04 PM   #141 (permalink)
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matt I was asking about 4850 x2 not 4870 x2. Why isn't there any reviews of the 4850 x2 and why isn't there more of a selection?
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:06 PM   #142 (permalink)
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only sapphire researched the 4850x2, it explains why its a non-ref PCB at first, it might be the only one offered, such as the 3850x2

of coures thats just speculation, but it makes sense
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The 4850X2 just released like last week. It takes some time for other company to release theirs.

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ATI =/= Sapphire. Sapphire is Hong Kong based like most hardware companies and ATI is owned by the Germans (AMD). Although Sapphire is a big name in ATI cards.
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i thought the 4850x2 was a reference card? i havent seen any in australia yet either.
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What is the difference between these two cards? The only thing I see different is where the fan is...

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100243-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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The first one uses a reference cooler. The second one uses a non reference cooler. It probably cools better.
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The second card has a huge cooler with copper heatpipes...cools much better.
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Definitely get the blue one, it has a better cooler. That might be the Toxic version i think
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cool. I finally decided to go with the 4870. If you look at my replies in this thread I think I changed my mind about 5 times! LOL

This has been the hardest **** decision ever!
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