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Old 10-29-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default $140 ATI 4850 Comparison?

Which one of these $135-139 (after MIR) 4850's are the best?

SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


SAPPHIRE 100244L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


Palit XAE/48500+T352 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail


I've been leaning more towards the HIS one for the past few weeks...but it has some heat issues, which I would probably never worry about...or should I?
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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If you're not worried about MIR's, I'd go with the ASUS. It has an aftermarket HSF (not that there's anything wrong with the reference design) and better PWM. It's also likely that it has some better memory modules since it's the "TOP" edition.
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Default Re: $140 ATI 4850 Comparison?

I am worried about MIR...

The ASUS one is a 24 hour special, and I'll probably not be ordering on until Friday, so how would you compare the HIS one to the others (excluding the ASUS).

Also, does Newegg ship on weekends?
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Default Re: $140 ATI 4850 Comparison?

Newegg only ships/work from Mon-Fri.
But the carriers work from Mon-Sat, except on holidays.
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Default Re: $140 ATI 4850 Comparison?

Hmm...that's what I thought.
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From the reviews all of them run really hot besides the 1st and last link you posted. So maybe take a look at them but all 4850's run hot so it's up to you.
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if it was me, i would choose the 2nd Sapphire.
mainly because i have experience with sapphire, and the only HSF i have ever had on my graphics card were those ones.
I dont like having a big round thing on my cards.
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I am worried about MIR...

The ASUS one is a 24 hour special, and I'll probably not be ordering on until Friday, so how would you compare the HIS one to the others (excluding the ASUS).

Also, does Newegg ship on weekends?
Al right, I'd go with the reference Sapphire then. Mainly because there's not much choice.

And reference HD 4850s only run hot because the default fan speed is around 10%, and even then, the temps are well within safe range. AMD wouldn't send out parts that would die because of the heat. I have my fan running at 35% (Which is still inaudible) and my load temp is around 75c, that's overclocked and volt modded.
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Palit's cooling system is great. I use their 8800GT with custom cooling and it rocks.
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Default Re: $140 ATI 4850 Comparison?

Well for me it's all about the price...the HIS is now $124 after the MIR, so I'll be ordering that one later today!!!

I hope it's as good as I think it is .

Dumb question, what video card is in a PS3 if you had to find it on Newegg? An 8800GT or something better...??
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