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    Default 4850 launched today - Reviews

    it seems that some cards went on sale early and some people bought them, so results started to go around the web. Because of this AMD have lifted the NDA on the 4850 some 10 days early.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/index.php?63344

    So if you see any 4850 reviews or forum posts with benchmarks etc, post them here so we can get a list together.

    ps, the rumour that it had 800 SP's is true

    REVIEWS

    - Tech Report - A first look at the Radeon HD 4850
    - Hardware.fr - Preview : ATI Radeon HD 4850 (French)
    - TechPowerup - MSI R4850 Radeon HD 4850 512 MB & PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512 MB
    - Tweaktown - Radeon HD 4850 In Crossfire at 4GHz
    - Hexus - ATI Radeon HD 4850 exposed
    - PC Perspective - AMD Radeon HD 4850 512MB Preview - RV770 Discovered
    Last edited by Jameson; 19-06-2008 at 18:22.

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    this card was aim to compete with 8800GT/S or even 9800GTX. It's a winner due to cost less.
    However, this single slot cooler run very hot (I heard). Now, I'm wondering if it is run cooler with dual slot cooler or it just a hot card?

    4870 will avaliable by July 8
    R700 (name is TBD) will go again Nvidia G280GTX, avaliable by late August.
    All the above info was the rumour, so don't quote me on it.

    Edit: 4850 is listing for $199.99, damn it's a good price. Thumb up for ATI

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    My last.........oh.......10 cards have been Nvidia. I'm REALLY looking forward to the 4870. Might pick one up since the price : performance sounds like it'll slay Nvidia. The Maximus will love the new red addition

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    added tech report review, dang this card looks good.

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    Sure does look good....But LOOK at the load temps of that baby .....wish I could let my cpu run that hot
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    Load temps are high but looking at the power draw it is probably still cooler running than a 9800 GTX, just the single slot cooler is utter rubbish - they always are with ATI.

    Just wait for a third party cooler and you're sorted

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    yeah, aftermaket cooler or put that baby on water then she will be cool as cucumber.

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    looks like my next card right there. 200 bucks is going to be the best selling point.
    specially how you can buy two and run them in crossfire for less cost than buying a 260

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    a great review given by jimmyz at xtremesystems thought I would share it here.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=191096

    it idled stock at 60-70C and with new thermal goop it drop to 55C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaganader View Post
    a great review given by jimmyz at xtremesystems thought I would share it here.
    Published this on the main page five days ago lol

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    gah hehehe, jus lemme get into the swing of everything again, haha in due time i will be able to catch up on everything that has gone on, posted and whatnot.

    but thanks for pointing out im a blumbering fool

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    Not a problem.

    In case it helps, you can log onto the main page using your forum account, and it will list every news post published since your last visit.

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    a review of the 4850 in crossfire pitted against the GTX 280 in Vantage.

    http://www.dvhardware.net/article27933.html

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    a faster CPU do help the scoring, this is a not accurate comparison.

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    Seems like there is NOT separate clock for Stream Processors, and there are 40 instead of 32 Texture units, like it was previously announced ?!?!
    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Zoko View Post
    there are 40 instead of 32 Texture units, like it was previously announced ?!?!
    Anyone?
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/story2198.html

    As a result of yet another Radeon HD 4850 appearing online, NordicHardware have calculated that the RV770 "probably has" 40 texture memory units, as opposed to 32.
    Any other surprises will no doubt be included in this list

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