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ASUS Prepares Another MATRIX Graphics Card - EAH4850 MATRIX/HTDI/512M

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    ASUS has decided to run around and release a new MATRIX card, the EAH4850 MATRIX/HTDI/512M. The particular card is powered by a 55nm RV770 GPU with 800 Stream Processors, has 512MB of GDDR3 memory and the proprietary dual-slot Hybrid Cooler. While the EAH4850 MATRIX might sound like it’s going to be an overclocked card thanks to its bigger cooler, it’s not. It carries the stock 625MHz core and 1986MHz DDR memory clock. Instead the card comes with an integrated hardware and software set of controls that makes adjustments to the GPU and memory voltages depending on the card load and mode. ASUS software is also monitoring the card's GPU, memory, Power IC, and ambient temperatures. The MATRIX Radeon HD 4850 is expected to hit the stores in November.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine, Matbe
     
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    That cooler looks good, but doesn't perform very well.
     
  3. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    This would suit my system to a T.
     
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    have any links to some performance reviews for that cooler?
     
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    Man, Asus makes some really nice looking cards.
     
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    yeah, I like the black theme complete with black PCB.
     
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    bastards, why do they release just after I bought my 4850. hmm may be a second one he he.
     
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    Wish they'd do the same w/ a 4870. Mines a power PIG!
     
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    It looks nice. Me want! Nom..Nom..Nom. :roll:
     
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    i would like to see a 4870 1gb matrix
     
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    I really love the whole black theme they have.
     
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    yup, Black PCB mobo with no other fancy colors all black even the cpu bracket mem slot, sata everything, Black HS Memory, Black HDD, Black Case, Black Shiny PSU, Black wires, black shiny fans and ofcourse Black edition Phenom, total Batman theme PC.:rockout:
     
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    That review is concerning the N9600GT Matrix which uses that HS design. There is no information regarding fan speed so it's really inconclusive for those results. If you look here there is a snap shot with fan speed set to auto.

    What we have to be mindful of is that the EAH4850 Matrix also use a similar heatsink design (as noted in the OP). We really can't draw any comparisons between the 9600 GT Matrix and the EAH4850 Matrix.
     
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    got proof?
     
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    Look up :p

    Looks like kind of a failed cooler. Then again, if the software/BIOS could be tweaked so the fan speed was higher, it may work better.

    If the price jump isn't too bad, and I don't want to blow a whole lot on a 4870x2 for my mATX rig, I may get one of these and slap a nice aftermarket cooler on it.
     
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    Its a 4xxx series card, and ATi's new 8.10 drivers have a fan-speed control in the control panel in ATi's Catalyst Control Center. :toast:

    So im sure the HSF will work just fine, I bet its alot better than the other 4850's:shadedshu
     
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    Oh sweet! They did implement that! (sorry, been without anything to build/tweak/etc. for more than a few months now :shadedshu)

    I'd probably still stick an aftermarket cooler on it, or watercool it. The black PCB is worth an extra $30 IMO.
     
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    I want this SO bad. Does anyone know if its got a custom PCB? If it does I might trade my old 4850 in for this if its around 170$ by xmas!
     
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    aus preparing to fail?

    this is just looks
     
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    right , asus made good coolers for card's and i remember now the 3870x2 cooler it was great
     

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