Tuesday, September 9th 2008

Palit Releases Radeon HD 4850 1GB Sonic

Palit Microsystems, leading graphics card manufacturer, follows up the release of HD 4850 Sonic by introducing the astonishing HD 4850 1GB Sonic equipped with 1024MB king size memory along with pre-overclocked 2000MHz memory speed and 685MHz core speed combining Palit’s own design innovative cooling system and power management technology offering another amazing choice to performance hunters.

Palit HD 4850 1GB Sonic edition, as the 1GB Sonic naming implies, has 1024MB king size memory along with pre-overclocked 2000MHz memory speed and 685MHz core speed. This card is able to provide stunning graphics performance while offering extra memory buffer, allowing users to enjoy extreme performance improvements while playing the latest DX10 PC games under HD large screen and high quality image (such as 8xAA.).

Built with Palit’s innovative cooling system with two-ball bearing PWM fan, heat-pipes, and superior copper base to ensure high performance, consistent thermal, the Palit HD 4850 1GB Sonic is able to dissipate heat efficiently, while maintaining in a quieter status; the GPU temperature is up to 20℃ lower than the original fan and the cooling system is 10dB quieter even running at full loading! In addition, the 8-pin power connector design on HD 4850 1GB Sonic supports up to 150W enabling overclocking with stability. The 3-Phase PWM power circuit on Palit HD 4850 1GB Sonic provides a more robust and stable energy distribution system allowing the graphics card to maintain a lower operating temperature.Source: Palit
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30 Comments on Palit Releases Radeon HD 4850 1GB Sonic

#1
jbunch07
Im loving that Palit is making ATi cards now they are turning out some great stuff.
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#2
tigger
I'm the only one
Gainward is owned by palit too.
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#4
erocker
by: tigger69
Gainward is owned by palit too.
Yes! I just wish Palit would sell "Golden Sample" cards like Gainward does on your side of the pond!:)
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#5
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Anyone own a Palit 4870x2 ?

Was thinking of getting one and wondering how good there are.
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#6
Duffman
by: Kreij
Anyone own a Palit 4870x2 ?

Was thinking of getting one and wondering how good there are.
Me too, but I think i am gonna wait until they come out with a sonic type non-reference card.

Is PalitGuy still around?
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#7
Urbklr
Best 4850 anyone? This is great for oc'ers, better PWM, and extra power threw 8-pin. Me like!:D
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#8
Ekklesis
Whatever one or the other says,Palit through his own card or gainward's has the most balanced cards on the market and that is a true fact for a couple of years now but because the lack of marketing in some countries,some don't know that...


So kudos PALIT/GAINWARD...
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by: Duffman


Is PalitGuy still around?
Yes, he is very busy these days .
#10
Cold Storm
Battosai
Like I said... When I try the ATI this time around, It's going to Palit! It looks nothing but perfect!
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#11
swaaye
by: Urbklr
Best 4850 anyone? This is great for oc'ers, better PWM, and extra power threw 8-pin. Me like!:D
There is no heatsink on the power regulator area.
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#12
Urbklr
by: swaaye
There is no heatsink on the power regulator area.
Meaning it must be very efficient, and colder running than the reference design. Or, it is a design flaw, and the cards will be dropping like flies...can't see a product of Palit doing to second.
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#13
R_1
by: swaaye
There is no heatsink on the power regulator area.
Because there are 4 MOSFETs on a single phase in GPU's power circuit. Sometimes it is cheaper to have more active elements, then a huge heatsink.
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#14
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
Palit/Gainward FTW!!!.....(I Have both :D)
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#15
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Tatty_One
Palit/Gainward FTW!!!.....(I Have both :D)
Oh, I bet! lol...
Which brand is better?
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#17
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Duffman
aren't they the same?
Should be, but you never know... It's just like XFX and EVGA... both look the same, but some prefer the one over the other... That's how I'm going at it.
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Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: Cold Storm
Oh, I bet! lol...
Which brand is better?
Difficult to say really, I would suggest that the build quality and component quality are very similar, I am guessing that in Europe Xpertvision is the budget brand and I have only owned one of their cards but in my experience Gainward and it's parent company palit come out top dogs.

I have also had really good expereinces with MSI and Inno3D cards as far as overclocking goes but taking the whole package into consideration my money would go with either Gainward or palit, of course, in the UK.....Palit is much harder to come by.
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#19
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Tatty_One
Difficult to say really, I would suggest that the build quality and component quality are very similar, I am guessing that in Europe Xpertvision is the budget brand and I have only owned one of their cards but in my experience Gainward and it's parent company palit come out top dogs.

I have also had really good expereinces with MSI and Inno3D cards as far as overclocking goes but taking the whole package into consideration my money would go with either Gainward or palit, of course, in the UK.....Palit is much harder to come by.
I believe that Palit is hard to come by because of the fact that you have people like, the goat eater, that has almost 6 of everything to where he sends everything in Palit boxes... :laugh:

Now, with the joking a side... In the UK Gainward/Palit would be our XFX/EVGA on cards. In which they are building the same thing, but have the different packaging to make it their own... But, that is my thought on it. I'd still go Palit with my next ATI card... I've all ways wanted a Palit ATI card. I loved my Nvidia one from them... Just went EVGA on the Gx2 because of knowning of the GTX coming out so soon..
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#20
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Finally a good colored card, as well as well cooled!
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#21
Widjaja
How aboutthat a card which is nice looking from Palit.
Would like to see a comparison between the 1GB and the 512mb version.
I saw a review somewhere which pointed out the 1GB vesions aren't much of a boots over the 512mb version in most cases.
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#22
eidairaman1
1 Minor Change, anyone correct me on this, but would it be more wise to use a 4 phase power system than a 3 phase unless if its not really needed- especially overclocking because Wizzard reviewed a ICE Q4 4850 and stated the phase power system would get extremely hot, well i see the same thing happening to this card without the phase power circuitry being cooled by means of a secondary heatsink.
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#23
newconroer
by: erocker
Yes! I just wish Palit would sell "Golden Sample" cards like Gainward does on your side of the pond!:)
Woah, I didn't know that!

That makes me want to ask Palit Guy, why the hell Gainward is selling "B" stock Nvidia cards as brand new, lying to the reseller and the end user alike.
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#24
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
by: newconroer
Woah, I didn't know that!

That makes me want to ask Palit Guy, why the hell Gainward is selling "B" stock Nvidia cards as brand new, lying to the reseller and the end user alike.
Sorry I am a bit lost there, what you mean by Gainward selling B grade cards as new? Your not refering to his "Golden Sample" comment I trust as the GS models are the handpicked overclocked versions.....I didnt catch anything about B Grade......have I missed something?
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#25
Urbklr
I'm confused too:confused:
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