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Sapphire HD 4850 Toxic 512 MB Review

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The Card

Sapphire has chosen to use a blue PCB instead of the red ATI PCB. The cooler on the graphics card is the Zalman VF900. In addition to the GPU cooler small blue ramsinks have been placed on the GDDR3 memory. I find the fan cable routing a bit messy, especially the small adapter cable doesn't look very professional, 5 cm longer and properly routed would definitely look better.

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. All recent ATI Radeon cards have a Realtek HD Audio device integrated inside the GPU silicon. This means that you don't have to connect any additional cabling to the graphics card for HDMI Audio. A new feature of the HD 4xxx Series is support for 7.1 HDMI audio, the older HD 3xxx cards supported only 5.1.

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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