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MSI Officially Launch Their Radeon HD4800 Series

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  1. btarunr

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    MSI, a leading manufacturer of computer products, proudly unveils its latest R4800 series graphics cards for the game ethnic groups. MSI R4870-T2D512 and R4850-T2D512 support the DirectX® 10.1 framework of Windows® Vista™ Service Pack 1 and both have the 800 stream processor, which achieves the unprecedented levels teraflop (1000Gflops) computing capability. It is ten times higher than any high-end CPU. MSI R4800 series graphics card comes with the superb computing capability which can be converted to high-definition games special effects, and provide the extreme gaming experience.

    MSI R4800 series graphics cards are based on the latest 2nd generation of 55nm GPU. Integrated with the ATI PowerPlay™ power-saving technology, MSI R4800 provides twice the performance enhancement with the same watt. It conforms to the environmental energy conservation worldwide initiative with MSI (ECOlution) environmental protection ideal. In addition, MSI R4800 series graphics cards also have built the enhanced version of UVD 2.0 video decoder core. "High performance", "energy efficiency", and "HD video experience" are the main features of MSI R4800 series graphics cards.

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  2. DanielF50 New Member

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    ... oops (edited out the crap haha)

    Cant wait to get my hands on a Sapphire HD4870x2 :eek:

    Daniel
     
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    There's a part of the heatsink (the base-plate near the GPU area) that makes MSI HD4850 different from the one TUL (PowerColor) make. I suspect this is behind the slightly better temperatures and power consumption for the MSI card.

    MSI Card:
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    PowerColor Card:
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    If you plan on sticking with the stock cooler, you're lucky if the base plate turns out like the one MSI has. It's now known that MSI has such a cooler :)
     
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    Bigger pictures, same orientation, would help. I really cannot see any difference between those heatsinks. I'm not saying there isnt a difference, only that it is not obvious on the photos.

    That extra raised area on the MSI is visiable, but doesnt look very significant. But perhaps it does help to conduct heat to the outer edges making it a heat spreader. But in itself, it doesnt affect the cooling directly. Only moves the heat to the edges of the card more effective, where the main cooler and fan seem to be identical. So yes, perhaps 1°C difference, but they are, essentially, the same cooler.

    I doubt a heatsink is going to change power consumption of the card.

    Perhaps there is more than meets the eye. Does w1zzard still have these so we can weight them?
     
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  5. btarunr

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    Aye aye.

    PowerColor:
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    At peak they're both the same.

    Performance/Watt:
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    Temps:
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    4W difference. Hmmm. There must be something different in the design or the clocks. Or just some other random issue, like a second HDD in sleep more or not. Or perhaps those W measuring tools have a bit of variability in them.

    PS. The Powercolor looks like aluminium painted a copper color. The MSI is clearly solid copper.
     
  7. btarunr

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    W1z uses only a single WD Raptor in his bench. A HDD can never take a nap when benchmarking....the bench keeps poking its arse. :)

    Considering both cards run on reference parameters, the only visible difference I see is with this cooler. Or that something really random. IDK. Discuss on the review's thread.
     
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    the plate looks to be a tad bit thicker with a better cut off point I guess you could say. W1zz mentioned that in his review. The Powercolor still scored better though.
     
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    from what ive heard its a kik S card and the best performance - value that was ever made
     

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