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ASUS Launches World's First ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 1GB Onboard Memory

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    Catering to users who require top notch graphics cards, ASUS, world-leading producer of quality graphic solutions revealed today the world’s first 1GB onboard memory version of the latest ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU with the ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/1G. The unparalleled large onboard memory size is specially designed for feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming, and the best multimedia playback at ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings.

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    Additionally, the ASUS EAH4870 TOP and EAH4850 TOP will be released soon with impressive performance results to provide superb gaming performances. Every ASUS EAH4800 Series graphics card will also soon be equipped with the Glaciator Fansink* – a uniquely designed cooling solution that will keep GPU temperatures up to 7ºC cooler than reference designed boards. On top of all this, the ASUS EAH4870/G/HTDI/512M will also come bundled with the latest survival video game – Alone in the Dark.

    Unprecedented 1GB Onboard Memory for Ultimate Graphics
    Memory size is very important for performance, as even a powerful GPU can suffer from bottlenecks due to slow and insufficient video memory. The more memory installed on a video card, the more data it can store – thus eliminating the need to access PC RAM and providing faster graphical performance. With most current and upcoming games requiring increasingly high video memory requirements, the ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/1G, with its unprecedented 1GB of built-in memory, will provide greatly enhanced performances, and allow users to fully enjoy games or movies without lag or stuttering even at very high resolutions and maximum quality settings.

    Up to 7ºC Cooler with Exclusive Glaciator Fansink
    The ASUS EAH4800 Series utilizes the specially designed Glaciator Fansink that effectively dissipates heat away from the graphics card. Much like a glacial storm, the Glaciator Fansink quickly transfers heat away from the GPU to lower temperatures by a whopping 7ºC on the EAH4850 in comparison to reference design boards. Besides this extreme cooling capacity, it operates very quietly with noise levels of only 25dB – almost imperceptible in a quiet room; and caters to users who require maximum cooling without excessive fan rotation noise.


    World Exclusive Hottest Game Bundle – Alone in the Dark
    The original Alone in the Dark video game was the first game to launch survival gaming as a genre; and this latest version once again sets the standard with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through state-of-the-art real-time physics and unprecedented environmental interaction. Incorporating Twilight technology and a full fledged rendering engine, the game creates a lavishly detailed world filled with highly realistic and advanced cinematographic effects. With the powerful performance of the ASUS EAH4870/G/HTDI/512M, gamers will be able to enjoy exhilarating action-orientated gaming experiences within a highly detailed, open environment.

    HD Gaming/Video with Break-through Efficiency
    The ASUS EAH4800 Series brings the power of graphical "supercomputing" to gamers – setting a new standard for visual computing. With the new TeraScale graphics engine, immersive, cinematic gaming experiences will redefine the way to play games and take HD gaming to a brand new level. With the ASUS EAH4800 Series, users will also be able to watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity and breakthrough efficiency – all without compromising performance.

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    * The ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/1G and EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M will come directly with the upgraded version

    Specifications

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    Source: ASUS
  2. kyle2020 Guest

    wow, some nice specs on that card - nice cooling system too. Wouldnt mind one of these myself.
  3. InnocentCriminal

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    The cooler looks gash, and if you look towards the back end of the card, it doesn't even have a heatsink or anything. I expect the extra 512MB might, might make a little difference at larger resolutions, say 1680 x 1050 and higher. As always, I can't help but think it's going to be wasted and is just a marketing gimmick. Saying that, it'd be interesting to see how it performs, I'm off to look for a review as I've only got 10mins before lunch so I might as well.

    ^^
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    No heatsink over the MOSFET's this time :(

    Hope the Glaciator keeps it cool enough.
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    Id like to see how this compares in benchmarks and how much more expensive it will be.
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    just 1 moment....
    if i were to use 32-bit OS.... 2 of those card CF will surely eat up RAM Space...
    dang! really need to migrate to 64-bit
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    And how's that :confused:
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    Physically, the total amount of ram that a 32bit OS can address is 4GB. When you factor in the memory on the video card(s for SLi/Crossfire), the L1 and L2 cache on the CPU, and the possible memory on the audio cards, the total can drop by at least a gig. For instance,i am running 32 bit Vista Ultimate on a QX6700, 4x 1GB sticks of Crucial, and 2 8800GTX with 768MB of Vram on each, the upshot is that even though the BIOS can see all 4Gigs of system RAM, the OS can only address and therefore see 2.3 gigs.
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    and what about the 4850? lol
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    ASUS should really update that glaciator-its no match for the 4850's heat ouput. Why didnt they have a mosfet heatsink...?
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    stop the animals killing


    a Leather Mouse PAD..... :((

    don't kill the animals
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    ->The total amount of system memory that a 32bit OS can address is 4GB. The amount of video-card memory has nothing to do with that limit. 4x 1GB sticks on a 32bit OS should show up as roughly 3.5 GB, not 2.3 GB, irrespective of what video hardware is installed.

    ...and a CD/DVD wallet too.
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    ? leather mouse pad?
    where?
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    Rather off topic there AdrainX, don't understand how your comment is relevant.
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    im not sure about that... before when i had a 256mb gfx card and xp 32bit it showed 3.75gb memory.... when I got a 512mb gfx card it showed 3.5gb system memory... and from what ive read, users with 768mb ram gfx cards have 3.2gb availible system memory on a 32bit os
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    Why is it something to do with madpixel*, how come it's not www.unleashonetera.com ? How do you prove you work for AMD?
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    ARRGH! The odd formatting is making my head hurt.

    HAHAHA! Only messin' welcome Jeff. We do need you prove that you work at AMD, I could work at AMD, I don't but I could. ;)

    No offence but that site made me piss myself a little.
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    look at my system

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    Fill in your System Specs and location Jeff. You're from Ontario originally, would you be French Canadian then?
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    According to this web site: HERE
    A 1 Gig video card does take considerable space in the 3 gig to 4 gig memory map area. Here is a quote related to an SLI or Crossfire configuration:

    While I don't presume to be an expert in memory allocation in 32-bit operating systems, I do read a lot. And no I don't believe everything I read on the web, but I do know a little about higher hexidecimal registers because of some work I did back in the early 80's. So I think Dan is right about 1 gig video cards. They probably will work best in a 64-bit operating system environment where you don't have to worry about the 1 gig reserved register ceiling.
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  21. btarunr

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    You're right. I did some reading too. Got to get to 64-bit soon.
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    I think Jeff a bit suss like the user who called himself Bill Gates at Hardware logic.
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    Lol!
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    i'm still waiting for HAVOK to kick in.......
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    I think Asus messed up on the memory speed. Shouldn't it be "3.6GHz (1800MHz DDR5)"? Otherwise it would be QDR.

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