Sapphire HD 4850 512 MB 100245L Own PCB Design 6

Sapphire HD 4850 512 MB 100245L Own PCB Design Review

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The Card

Sapphire uses a special kind of blue color PCB for all their custom board designs. The cooler is something I have never seen before, anyone know who makes this cooler? It certainly looks impressive, but occupies two slots in your case.

The card has two DVI ports which is the standard output configuration nowadays. If you need a VGA port you can use the included DVI adapter. When using a HDMI adapter (included as well), you will also have access to HDMI+HDCP+Audio, which allows easy setup of a media PC. AMD has integrated a Realtek 7.1 audio device inside the GPU which means that the sound card's HDMI output shows up as sound device in Windows. In my opinion this is an easier solution than on NVIDIA's cards where you have to route an audio cable from your motherboard to the VGA card.

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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