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AMD HD 4850 launched

Discussion in 'News' started by W1zzard, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. btarunr

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    That doesn't look a bad overclock, does it? (On stock-cooling, considering the core reaches 100C sometimes)

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    taken from W1z's review. Wonder what it performs like at those speeds.
     
  2. DarkMatter New Member

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    It does (9% OC on Wizz review), when g92 does more than 15% on same conditions.
     
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    It's possible....ATi have been showing AGP users the love where Nvidia won't, one more area ATi could score.
     
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    With a loud dual-slot cooler. Give ATi props for fitting this amount of power in a quiet, single-slot package. If any of the manufacturers cool it better, it'll give better yields, me think.
     
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    The cooler is nice & quiet, even @ 100%, but it still sucks. My niece has a system with 2 3850s in it. They got up to 80C pretty damn often. I ripped the red casing off the coolers & stuck some quiet delta fans on the heatsinks. The temps dropped to 40C. I'm just glad for Maximus MBs. The spacing between the pci-e slots let you do things like that. The coolers are really holding those single slot cards back.
     
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    According to Wizz's review both 8800 GT's and GTS's cooler is quieter than the HD4850 under load. Mine is completely silent.

    Anyway what the HD4850 could do with aftermarket coolers doesn't matter in this discussion. Plus they guy asked to compare the card to current Nvidia offerings. bt said HD4850 has no competition until $400 Nvidia cards, which is NOT TRUE AT ALL, and should be embarrased of saying something like that to someone with no knowledge.
     
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    Well, if the guy games with AA or at a high res, the 4850 takes the win.
     
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    Yeah but the difference is not that big. Indeed it's a lot smaller than the one that exists between 8800 GT and HD3870 and of the same nature. If it was legit to say HD3870 competed with the GT is even more legit to say 9800 GTX competes with the HD4850, considering that the AA and resolution achieved by 9800 GTX or 8800GTS, without taking a hit is a lot higher.
     
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    correct me if I am wrong, but wont new drivers make the 4850 even better?
     
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    you can only hope! saying that i should get the new ones!
     
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    100c, no thanks.... I throw a fit once my cards hit 70c...
     
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    If i recall Stock Fans were never meant for overclocking- hence why there is Zerotherm and Arctic Cooling, just to get you by stabily, besides, My 1950 Pro i never hear the cards fan beyond system boot, and there is no quirks, so the card is operating well within tolerance.
     
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    The Visiontek I just bought idles @ 65c with no OC. I haven't even tried an OC but while in Crysis it got up to 97c :shadedshu I'm in the process of ripping the casing off so I can stick one of my jyuni's on the thing. Heat is one thing but 97c when the card is using all its shaders is crazy :cry:
     

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