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Palit 1gb Hd4850 Sonic Edition - Wow!

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  1. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi all, just needed to share this with ya and recommend a fantastic product, not just because it is Palit of course! ;)

    I bought a pair of these babies to crossfire having sold my lovely (and very quick) Gainward (subsiduary of Palit.....yes there is a trend here :p) GTX260, anyways, they arrived today, highlights of the cards are:

    1GB GDDR3 clocked at 1000mhz
    685mhz Core clock
    3 phase power design
    8 pin PCI-E :rockout: (comes with adaptor)
    Non reference design and smaller than regular HD4850
    Excellent aftermarker mini Accelero S1 type cooler.....thwe fan is angled as such that it blows all the hot air out of the back of the case.

    Well, firstly, the downside, I was VERY dissapointed that these babies dont come with a crossfire bridge......WTF! :confused: So all I could do for now is pop one of the little monsters in......please bare with me on this "mini" excitement journey, I have not owned an ATI card since my lovely old 1800XT days, actually thats not quite true, I did buy a HD3870 the day they were release in the UK but I never even opened the box as the following day the 8800GT was released and went for that instead.

    Anyways, to cut a long story short, I popped the little beast in the slot, installed CCC and Cat 8.11 drivers and as you do, set about some mild overclocking, well no mods, not even any tweaks (apart from using Rivatuner) and got her straight to 800mhz on the core stable!! have not tried anymore yet as I got a bit scared at that point! :eek: I will push some more during the week and then pop the other card in to see what that one can do so i can guage what settings for the crossfire rig.....hmmmmm crossfired HD4850's at 800+, now that hopefully will be nice.....all for the price of a high end GTX260 :)

    What really amazed me was this coolers performance, at 75% she is just audible....please check the temps in the screenie! I could run this card flat out at about 40% i reckon, anything upto 60% is inaudible.

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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    800mhz?! You kidding me?!:eek: Very nice Tatty. If you need crosfire bridges, let me know I think I have a couple laying around I could send you.:toast:
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    Just did a furmark run at 810 and all seems well! Thanks for the offer, i will try and get them this end for speed so i can get XFire working this weekend but if I get stuck I might get back to you!
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    Nice
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    You don't happen to that 260 still around do you?

    I also have a crossfire bridge that I can send to you no problems.
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    No sadly i sold it to Kyle, thanks for the Xfire offer, if I cannot get a pair I might xcome back to you!
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    Tell him to give u it back for a higher price he bought it, then i'll buy it for even a higher price..... Nah What was i thinkin? :nutkick: parents think i'm to young to buy on forums.
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    dammit I wish they had this out when I was buying a 4850.. I better wait for palit to make a 5850 when those come out cause I will just feel remorse by buying a stock one again :shadedshu
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    Because i have nothing else better to do:

    [​IMG]
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    Lol. Thats from january 12th 08!!
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    What size are they? seems like they have different sizes, anyone know what the "standard" size is for the more modern cards? Are 2 needed?
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    No we just write our dates, dd/mm/yy. Makes much more sense.

    No idea - it came with my current card though (4850), never used it. Stayed in the box it came in ever since i got it.
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    Just ordered 2 off fleabay as they came in pairs, seems the modern ones are all the same size.
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    I really wish I could've afforded this model. I got stuck with a different brand, because it's all I could afford. :(
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    Sorry! I got the last 2 palits from anywhere I could find in the UK, although I have found the identical "Xpertvision" Sonics even cheaper now :cry: but hey, Palits are close to our hearts! ;)
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    Very nice Tatty, Im so jealous that you got those two cards :D
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    There's 2 different lengths--3 and 5 inches maybe? It's to account for larger cooling solutions.
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    Just realised that she is not using the highest voltage option in the BIOS....gonna flash her tomorrow! :D
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    i still think that the 4850 IceQ is the best 4850 but these seem good too
    the IceQ look like they have the best cooler but i cant confirm that

    palits are known for being good overclockers and having above average cooling

    that 4870 x2 by palit has to be the best card on the market available

    hope you get some clocks out of them, im getting paulieg's gtx 260 should be some fun too, heard it comfortably beats the 4870 when oc'd and can catch up with a stock gtx 280, didnt you own a gtx 260 tatty why did you decide to go crossfire?
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    Yes I had a Gainward GTX260 which clocked to 800 that I sold Kyle last week, it got me in the top 5 on HWbot in 2006 on a 260 but was clocked the fastest of any of them they just had quads running near 5gig :eek:

    I just fancied a change, have not played with ATi for nearly 3 years and TBH, for the price of a high end 260 I have cards that at 800Mhz in Xfire completely blow away a 280.....but thats the benching E penis in me talking......even though I am retired!

    By choice, I still prefer single card solutions and for whatever reason have always prefered NVidia, if only for their driver packages, just though this might be fun!
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    All you have to do is email them and they will send you one.

    It was costing them about 50 grand or more a month. Only one person a week will email about how to get one......
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    All you had to do was ask and I would of gave you the 50 bucks:)


    Don't you remember that Hitler movie:toast:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nff_rg0UxY
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    Sigh. I thought my Sapphire 4850 Toxic was a nice buy.

    Sadly, Palit don't visit deep dark Africa.

    Nice cards mate!
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    Thanks, have already got two coming but I'll know for the future! If I can get these BIOS's flashed I think I might have at least 825mhz on the cores, I got to 810 last night fully stable, at 820 I could do anything but furmark would crash after about 5 minutes, not temps as she never went higher than the forties so it's just a voltage thing.....damn nice cards though, these babies are now faster than stock 4870's.......I likey....way to go Palit!
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    So are you going to V-mod it? The engineers plan on you to do so:)

    They seem to keep getting these emails about it:)

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