Wednesday, August 20th 2008

Games Convention 2008: Sapphire Technology


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.


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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7 Comments on Games Convention 2008: Sapphire Technology

#1
jbunch07
I wish they would make a non-reference 4870.
wonder when those will roll out?
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
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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soldier242
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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#4
PCpraiser100
This looks like the ATOMIC! series are back.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
not too much like it. I expected a bit better cooler and clocks.
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#6
W1zzard
soldier242
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
i'm not at GC this year, but darksaber is.
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Mussels
Moderprator
WarEagleAU
not too much like it. I expected a bit better cooler and clocks.
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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