Tuesday, March 17th 2009

Gainward Readies Radeon HD 4850 GS GLH Card with 512 MB of GDDR5 Memory

NVIDIA partner Gainward is preparing to launch a custom Radeon HD 4850 that, instead of the usual GDDR3 memory, utilizes GDDR5 memory. Gainward calls the card Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Goes Like Hell, pretty long name for a card, but you can always use the Radeon HD 4850 GS GLH abbreviature. The card's specifications include 512 MB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit memory interface, a dual-slot cooler, and D-Sub, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI connectors. Clock speeds for this particular model are 700 MHz for the GPU and 3600 MHz for the memory. Gainward's HD 4850 512MB GS GLH is expected to hit the stores in a few weeks time.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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19 Comments on Gainward Readies Radeon HD 4850 GS GLH Card with 512 MB of GDDR5 Memory

#1
MRCL
Whats the improvement of GDDR5 over GDDR3?
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#2
HossHuge
so it's a underclocked 4870?
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#3
xkche
more closer of the HD4870!
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#4
Apocolypse007
by: MRCL
Whats the improvement of GDDR5 over GDDR3?
A quad data rate over the double data rate of DDR3. 800mhz DDR5 = 1600mhz DDR3. Also runs cooler and takes less power.
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#6
csendesmark
They are so smart, they invented the 4870... again :D
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#7
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
If they price this at £120 inc VAT here in the UK, then I may purchase one over a 4870.
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#8
BrooksyX
Umm, why? This is just basically an underclocked 4870. Honestly just give it a little extra voltage via a software mod and up the core clock by like 100mhz and it will be a 4870.
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by: InnocentCriminal
If they price this at £120 inc VAT here in the UK, then I may purchase one over a 4870.
you'll be lucky, im guessing it'll be around £150, I mean, come on! the regular 4850's are around the £110 mark now ;)
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InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Which is why I'm hoping they'll price this one accordingly, but you're right. We won't see it at a decent price.
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by: InnocentCriminal
Which is why I'm hoping they'll price this one accordingly, but you're right. We won't see it at a decent price.
We never do - we are in the UK after all. Something can be £200 here but only $200 in the states, its ridiculous.
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#12
method526
all 4850s should have this in the first place -_-
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
That cooler looks familiar...ah, the Palit GTS 250 we reviewed has the same one.
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#14
theorw
If it has 2 6pin connectors then its just a 4870 underclocked.Either way with voltmod u can surpass a 4870!
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#15
theorw
by: kyle2020
We never do - we are in the UK after all. Something can be £200 here but only $200 in the states, its ridiculous.
The same here in Greece.They retailers think $=euro!!!Very funny!Thats why o always RMA my VGA each year or every 6months!!!I havent bought a VGA 2 years now...and i had at least 6!lol
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#16
my_name_is_earl
by: csendesmark
They are so smart, they invented the 4870... again :D
Lol when talking "again," Nvidia is a good suspect. But I do agree this is the same stuff... Wonder how many stream procs it has.
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#17
eidairaman1
4850 Now has GDDR5, i knew it was coming, AMD is moving away from GDDR3
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#18
Hayder_Master
by: HossHuge
so it's a underclocked 4870?
agreed 100% :toast: , with more overclock we got an 4870
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#19
eidairaman1
only major difference was the PCB the Chip was on, the Cores are the same.
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