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    Default wtb : New Video Card

    So.. Was looking to get a new card.. Was looking for something around 150-200us.

    What do you guys think about the 4850? Seems highly recommended and I read some good stuff about it. Was particularly looking at this one -

    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102770)


    Does anyone here OWN or have experience with this card? Any cons or any reason just not to buy it?

    Was also looking at a GTX 260...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130370
    Last edited by soldier; 12-08-2008 at 07:57 PM.
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    Default Re: wtb : New Video Card

    Sapphire cards are GREAT! I always use them, but sadly have not used 48xx yet though.

    Just upgraded from Sapphire X1950Pro to Sapphire HD 3870 Toxic 512MB GDDR4 though and it is a Huge improvement over my old card.

    Can't comment about Nvidia, I have not used one since FX5200!

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    Default Re: wtb : New Video Card

    ive decided to go wit the 4850.. wish me luck
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
    Acer AL2216Wbd 22"

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    Default Re: wtb : New Video Card

    I got the ASUS TOP 4850 card... 8.11 drivers and all is well. This is a factory overclocked card at 680/2100mhz!! Has a Glaciator HSF so no worries about setting fan speed in the ATI Catalyst Control Center- the fan runs 100% all the time off the card header.

    I may go Crossfire for another $129!!

    $129.99 AR at the egg....

    Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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    Default Re: wtb : New Video Card

    Red PCB in a Blue board? Ouch!

    4850 is a good choice soldier! I almost got one until no one outbid me on my 3870 Toxic so I got it! Very cheap ebay deal as it ended at 2am and no one was bidding, got it for $68 boxed

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    Default Re: wtb : New Video Card

    68$ . Wow. I don't blame you for taking it. Boxed too! Good deal man!

    Price on the card dropped by 10$ . Yay ^_^
    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
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    Default Re: wtb : New Video Card

    Ya, I could not pass it up! They go for 1201-40 Brand new, and were selling used/new on ebay for 100-120 and I was looking at the right time for sure!!

    Now, just to find another just as cheap is the issue!

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    Default Re: wtb : New Video Card

    So I got the 4850...

    Using 3dmark Vantage...

    Graphics Score 5429
    CPU Score 7130







    Nothing is impossible... Just mathematically improbable..

    "The best defense against computer viruses might not even be antivirus software, but a crafty combination of education and common sense."

    Intel Pentium e5200 @ 3.8HZ (380 X 10)
    Giga-byte GA-EP35-DS3L
    Mushkin 4GB DDR2 800 @ 760MHZ 4-4-3-10 @ +0.3v
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Seagate 160GB @ 7200rpm
    SB Audigy2
    Corsair 520HX
    Super Antec Lanboy
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
    Acer AL2216Wbd 22"

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