Friday, July 11th 2008

Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD4850 Spotted

Fudzilla released the first pictures of an upcoming ATI Radeon HD4850 model from Sapphire, the Toxic Radeon HD4850. This card looks very familiar. It reminds us of the successful Radeon X1950 Pro custom-design by Sapphire using the familiar Zalman VF900-Cu cooler. It uses small aluminum heatsinks over the memory chips, a copper heatsink is used to cool the card's VRM. Expect this card to come with overclocked parameters.

Source: Fudzilla
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19 Comments on Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD4850 Spotted

#1
Paintface
Using that zalman cooler on my 3870 now , its a really good cooler and silent.

Hopefully they will release factory OCed 4870s too with this cooler as toxic edition once i plan to buy one :)
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#2

looks nice , but the pcb looks the same as the reference cards ,

look at the white line on teh pcb which is in teh shape of reference cooler .
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#3
holy_
I love Sapphire because it's blue PCB (oh I love red too :cool:)
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#4
ShinyG
Now I understand why AMD can sell these so cheap! Look at the PCB, it barely has traces and parts on it and still delivers 9800GTX performance!
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#5
[I.R.A]_FBi
they can afford to sell them for less too.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
nice card - but i dont understand why Zalman dont make their coolers ALL witha 3pin header that can connect DIRECTLY onto the graphics card so it can be sensor controlled instead of bundling it with their gay crappy fan RPM tuner which i have never used??? I think the'd dave a lot of money if they made a simple wire adapter like in the pic that connects to the card - theres no reason why they shouldnt do it
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
.... Sapphire need to slap a VF1000 on that thing. The PCB design is almost identical to that of my Sapphire HD3870 and that HSd part at the back of the card BURNS me if I touch it under load... that can't be healthy for the card. I don't know any other manufacturers 3870 that heats up like that.
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tkpenalty
by: Ketxxx
.... Sapphire need to slap a VF1000 on that thing. The PCB design is almost identical to that of my Sapphire HD3870 and that HSd part at the back of the card BURNS me if I touch it under load... that can't be healthy for the card. I don't know any other manufacturers 3870 that heats up like that.
You really like to overemphasize/underemphasize on heat issues :laugh:


That looks just like the X1950PRO Ultimate... ah the good old days when ATi raped nvidia..


Well they do now!
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#12
From_Nowhere
Why no VCT like the Toxic 3870? This card looks hideous, but at least it performs beautifully.
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#13
tkpenalty
by: From_Nowhere
Why no VCT like the Toxic 3870? This card looks hideous, but at least it performs beautifully.
Don't know about your tastes but that card looks FAR from hideous :wtf:
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#14
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I think that VC cooler can't do enough with a HD4850. It's a really hot chip. Maybe they're working on a larger 2-slot VC cooler as the Atomic HD4850? Same applies to Atomic HD4870?
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vojc
by: ShinyG
Now I understand why AMD can sell these so cheap! Look at the PCB, it barely has traces and parts on it and still delivers 9800GTX performance!
simplicity is the best :)
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H82LUZ73
by: FreedomEclipse
nice card - but i dont understand why Zalman dont make their coolers ALL witha 3pin header that can connect DIRECTLY onto the graphics card so it can be sensor controlled instead of bundling it with their gay crappy fan RPM tuner which i have never used??? I think the'd dave a lot of money if they made a simple wire adapter like in the pic that connects to the card - theres no reason why they shouldnt do it
It look`s like they are using some sort of adapter to fan header on the card,look at the pic in zoom .
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