PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512 MB Review 51

PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512 MB Review

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The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back

I found it surprising that AMD managed to engineer their card as a single slot solution, given the performance it offers. If you look at the first image above you can see something that looks like a metal rim around the fan - this is just a sticker and doesn't look that great when holding the card in your hands.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

The card has two DVI ports, basically the most common output configuration these days. In case you need an analog VGA port you can use the included DVI adapter. When using an HDMI adapter (also included), you will also have access to HDMI+HDCP+Audio, which allows easy setup of a media PC. A new feature of the Radeon HD 4xxx Series is that 7.1 audio is now supported, the previous cards supported only 5.1 audio with HDMI.
PowerColor includes two covers for the DVI outputs, I'm not really sure what their purpose is.

Graphics Card Teardown PCB Front
Graphics Card Teardown PCB Back

Here are the front and the back of the card, high-res versions are also available (front, back). If you choose to use these images for voltmods etc, please include a link back to this site or let us post your article.
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