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First Pictures of Sapphire HD 4850 1GB Presented

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    The ATI Radeon HD 4850 has been a success so far and Sapphire decides to expand their product range with Sapphire Radeon HD4850 1GB. Chinese website ITOCP released fresh pictures of this new card. It looks promising. This follows the release of pictures of the Toxic Radeon HD4850 we covered here.

    The pictures show the card in the usual blue Sapphire PCB, and a heatsink covering in a similar fashion to that of some NVIDIA cards.

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    Source: ITOCP
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
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    why that fruity shade of blue? wonder what type of memory they are using.
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    fugly cooler...
  4. btarunr

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    Let's hope it turns out to be 8 x 1Gb chips and not 16 chips (8 / side). I'm trying to look for a shot of the other side of the PCB.
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    stock clocks?

    i wouldnt want that in my case .. better they went black.
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    btarunr says thanks.
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    According to the above site, stock clocks...I dunno if the fuglyness+extra price=my money:laugh:
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    i somehow feel its the same cooler witha bigger shroud
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    Yep, same cooler, ugly'er shroud...wish they would have went black/red colors:rolleyes:
  10. btarunr

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    I was thinking the same. Let a mini Photoshop skills show-off begin.
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    My eyes - the fugly cooler - plz make it stop, NOW. They've really lost their minds.
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    I was gonna post a pic, but I quickly found out I suck at Photoshop:(
  13. KainXS

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    that cooler is nothing but a standard 4850 cooler covered by some ugly blue cover, near the DVI ports you can even see it because the 4850 cooler curves,

    why would they put an ugly blue cover on a cooler that already sucks

    looks like tey married an 8800GT with a 4850 and had a hellspawn, its so uGLY

    I could make a better looking stroud in my basement

    maybe they'll be a discount cause its so fUgly
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    yea, it looks like the first 8800GT coolers.
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    The PCB is definately not my favorite shade but hey...I don't ever have to really look at it once it's in anyway, I'd love to see some reviews on it though. And why do people say the cooler on the 4850 sucks? The cooler is just fine especially for a stock cooler, if you know what you're doing you can set the fan up yourself since there are no official drivers for the cards to make them work anyway. My fan cools just fine sitting at 55C idle and reaching max temp of 81C under Furbench stability test load. The fan speeds at those settings (automatically controlled not by profiles) are 33% and 59% respectively. Both of those settings are extremely quiet at all times, it's not until you actually get to 59% that you actually hear the cooler making noise at all and even then it's only a whisper.

    Sure there are better coolers out there (I think I'm switching to the Gigabyte V-power soon) but the stock one doesn't suck it just got a bad rap from being released too early w/o drivers to control the cooler so it's stuck on a single setting until you reach a huge temperature when it'll kick up to a different one.

    Btw...damn...that card really IS ugly! :roll:

    K
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    OMG that cooler is ugly. It looks like something from 1953. Why didn't they just use a blue transparent cooler instead of the red one they launched with and keep the black sticker on it.
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    maybe the guy who were working on it had a 8800GT and a 4850 sitting next to each other and one of them said "I just got an Idea:eek:"
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    I love the color of the cooler! very 70s / azn
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    lookin at the solder points on the back of the pcb, it looks like theres 8 chips.. plus theres no chips on the back of the pcb so.
  20. btarunr

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    I added that pic later.....after I posted about uncertainity over number of chips. See, that pic doesn't even carry that ITOCP watermark. :p
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    The box is black,,LOL
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    Why in the hell they couldn't make the thing black too (with a clear black ~smoke~ cooler). Damn that thing hurts my eyes :shadedshu
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    fale?
    tkpenalty says thanks.
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    Still that crappy cooler, sure that keeps prices down but I would rather pay more instead of have to pay extra for an 3rd party cooler from TR or whoever.
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    I kinda like the cooler even if it looks like a slab of tofu and blueberry yogurt.

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