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Games Convention 2008: Sapphire Technology

Discussion in 'News' started by W1zzard, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Sapphire has been showing off their new HD 4850 non-reference design, that you have already been discussing here. The card uses an eight layer PCB designed by Sapphire and comes with a quieter cooler. Even though it offers these improvements, the card is cheaper to make which should bring its retail price below that of the reference design cards.

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    Other than that, our friends at Sapphire didn't have much more to show. There was a HD 4850 Toxic, which we already reviewed and a HD 4870 X2 which we already reviewed as well.
     
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    I wish they would make a non-reference 4870.
    wonder when those will roll out?
     
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    I am not so crazy about the color. The card is nice though. Too bad I already got the Diamond one.
     
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    pretty nice card, too bad i bought a new system a lil' while ago ... btw Wizz' it seems you are at the CG right now, are you there the whole time? i plan to go on saturday and i'd really like to offer you some beer ... and talk a bit if there is time :D
     
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    This looks like the ATOMIC! series are back.
     
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    not too much like it. I expected a bit better cooler and clocks.
     
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    i'm not at GC this year, but darksaber is.
     
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    quieter cooler than stock combined with cheaper price makes it sound pretty good to me. Its not flashy, but its got a solid premise.
     

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