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Exellent price for an excellent card! I bought the sapphire version from pc world for £111.92 going to go return that and wait on this! as its got higher clock speed and a better cooler.

Grab it while ebuyers price drop lasts! ;)
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#1
PC World will price match - yum :)
#2
Here's a nice review that also includes noise level...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_4850_PCS

:thumbsup:
#3
[email protected]
PC World will price match - yum :)


If only they stocked this model :x
#4
Just to let you guys know i ordered last night and recieved today!!!! wow! and I used free super saver delivery!
will install later on and see just how good things look :)
#5
Mo786
Just to let you guys know i ordered last night and recieved today!!!! wow! and I used free super saver delivery!
will install later on and see just how good things look :)


ebuyer will do that, then when you pay for next day you get it like 10 days late.

I thought this was some kind of special Mischa Barton edition
#6
Would there be any point in putting this in a mobo that does not take PCI-E 2.0?

The mobo is a GA-965P-DS3. I read someone say PCI-E 2.0 is only important when using SLI/Crossfire.
#7
worth noting it says lite retail version, so doesnt include the hdmi dongle
#8
Mo786
Just to let you guys know i ordered last night and recieved today!!!! wow! and I used free super saver delivery!
will install later on and see just how good things look :)


Word of advice, download the latest (8.8 I think) version of the ATI software and drivers. The early drivers made the card unstable.

I have the Sapphire Toxic version of this card and for the price versus perfomance they are unbeatable.
#9
lever.mark
worth noting it says lite retail version, so doesnt include the hdmi dongle


Or crossfire straps! need 2 to go crossfire
#10
NiggyG
Would there be any point in putting this in a mobo that does not take PCI-E 2.0?.

It'll be fine in a PCIe 1.0 motherboard, no performance drop.
#11
v8griff
Or crossfire straps! need 2 to go crossfire


dont. look on specialised forums. a crossfire/sli setup only increases FPS by 20-25%. smartest thing to do is buy a better video card for the money. like 4850 X2. imagine that in a crossfire. dont. it's not worth it
#12
not true major cockup.

games vary from the percentage you mention to almost a 100% improvement, it all depends on the game.

personally crossfire is not something i am interested, and i would go for a better card rather than crossfire as you say, but not for the reasons you state.

lots of benchmarks on line if you have a look.
#13
Hmm...Cold from me because:

1. it doesn't include the extras that come standard in the retail, i.e. hdmi dongle and crossfire. means you have to buy something IF you want that for something, e.g. HD tv connect up or crossfire.

2. The oc'd edition is just a simple overclock that is possible with the ATI driver CCC software! I took mine from 625/700 to 650/1033 and it's capable of more than that. I just don't want to tempt fate :)

And 3. The replacement cooler should be better, but, it's a fan based cooler. I bought a cheap (but AMAZING) cooler called Accelero S1 rev.2 and it's a passive solution which means no fan noise! AND...it cools better than the stock fan solution = stock at idle was 70degrees! Accelero at idle is 36degrees!! Barely gets past 40degrees in games like Crysis.

So, my Sapphire 4850 card cost £105 and I got all the retail extras. £14 for the new cooler and the ATI software was, of course, free. So, for less than £8 or so on top of this card, you could have a solution that is much more effective and as feature rich. I seriously recommend the Accelero S1 as it makes a huge difference in noise and cooling from the stock rubbish that mine came with.
#14
imdurc
Hmm...Cold from me because:

1. it doesn't include the extras that come standard in the retail, i.e. hdmi dongle and crossfire. means you have to buy something IF you want that for something, e.g. HD tv connect up or crossfire.

2. The oc'd edition is just a simple overclock that is possible with the ATI driver CCC software! I took mine from 625/700 to 650/1033 and it's capable of more than that. I just don't want to tempt fate :)

And 3. The replacement cooler should be better, but, it's a fan based cooler. I bought a cheap (but AMAZING) cooler called Accelero S1 rev.2 and it's a passive solution which means no fan noise! AND...it cools better than the stock fan solution = stock at idle was 70degrees! Accelero at idle is 36degrees!! Barely gets past 40degrees in games like Crysis.

So, my Sapphire 4850 card cost £105 and I got all the retail extras. £14 for the new cooler and the ATI software was, of course, free. So, for less than £8 or so on top of this card, you could have a solution that is much more effective and as feature rich. I seriously recommend the Accelero S1 as it makes a huge difference in noise and cooling from the stock rubbish that mine came with.


1.Firstly I would like you to show me where you could buy a Saphire one for £105 and dont forget to include delivery

2.Actually no, the overclock from the original Saphire edition of the card is nothing to shout home about infact its pretty poor on stock cooling but with the cooler you might get a reasonable oclock but as mentioned lets not forget yes its cheap and can be picked up for £15 in some places but dont forget about the shipping charges which will set you back atleast £5 then you also have to fit it.

Also read the review on the noise http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_4850_PCS/25.html

"It looks like Powercolor struck gold with their selection of the Zerotherm cooler. Under idle the card is extremely quiet - quieter than what our (really good) sound level meter can measure. I am absolutely certain that you will not hear this card over your other components in the PC - even with the case side open.
Under load the card gets slightly quieter because it has to keep the card cool, but still it is the quietest card under load that we ever tested, with the exception of fan less cards of course. I honestly would not have believe that such noise levels are possible with the HD 4850 design."

3.The cooler on this card is actually half decent and tech power up did a review for this card and managed a sweet overclock 731 MHz core (10% overclock) and 1014 MHz Memory (2%
overclock) maybe get better heatsinks on the ram chips and you could easily squeeze out more.
So I raise that to you and your Sapphire/passive heatsink combo

:thumbsup:
#15
First, I didn't say that the Sapphire's software was used. I haven't actually touched the cd's that came with the card. It's based on ATI's own feature. And at the time (I don't know if this is still the case) there wasn't another overclocking software that could do its job on the latest 4850's. It' would be interesting to try something new to check it further!

Now, this Powercolor card idles at 55degrees and It loads at 80degrees.... That alone is worth knowing. Last night, my friends Geforce cards were struggling when the action hit in COD4 because they were getting too hot at around 80degrees. My card was maybe around 42degrees tops.

And while the fan on the Powercolor may be quiet (and I love quiet PC's!), a passive system like the Accelero is going to produce none. Yes it may cost a little more, but for a system without yet another fan, it's worth it. The Sapphire's fan was a little noisy, but you could change the speed with the ATI utility via a little INI trick Worth knowing!

I suppose it's a good deal to those that don't want to get their hands dirty on putting the accelero onto the card themselves. But then, even without doing that, the Sapphire I got was only 105 and is capable of everything this powercolor does. All except a quiter fan. But like I said, rather than pay £5 for a quiet fan, pay a bit extra at £17 with shipping and it could be zero noise.

That's why I don't think this is an amazing deal. As for where I got the 4850 I have, good question. I'll need to check.
#16
deal showing as ddr3 memory
i thought 4850's had ddr5 ?
#17
imdurc

Now, this Powercolor card idles at 55degrees and It loads at 80degrees.... That alone is worth knowing.


Well that really depends on the airflow inside the case, since mine idle's at 42c and hits around 61c in crysis. (I've got dual monitors so i keep gpu-z open on the 2nd to monitor the temps, just incase you thought i alt+tabbed to check)

The fan is extremely quiet (infact i'd say its inaudible over my other components) even when set to 100% via CCC profile and as stated before, i think the cooler does an excellent job.

imdurc

1. it doesn't include the extras that come standard in the retail, i.e. hdmi dongle and crossfire. means you have to buy something IF you want that for something, e.g. HD tv connect up or crossfire


Strange, i got a hdmi dongle and a crossfire adapter with mine...
Heck it even came with a component & s-video leads + dvi to vga adpater and a copy of Cyberlink DVD Suite. :)

jay7son
deal showing as ddr3 memory
i thought 4850's had ddr5 ?


Nope, that's the 4870's

Anyways great card and great deal, been enjoying Crysis Warhead this weekend maxed out @ 1920 - seriously impressive performance for a card at this price - Voted hot
#18
skidu;3018679
Strange, i got a hdmi dongle and a crossfire adapter with mine...
Heck it even came with a component & s-video leads + dvi to vga adpater and a copy of Cyberlink DVD Suite. :)
I think he go that from the specs at eBuyer which say, "Lite retail - Does not include Crossfire cable, HDMI dongle, HDTV Cable".

skidu;3018679
Anyways great card and great deal, been enjoying Crysis Warhead this weekend maxed out @ 1920 - seriously impressive performance for a card at this price - Voted hot
That's a 24" / 28" monitor? And what's C'Warhead like compared to the original Crysis in terms of graphics power required to run well?
#19
Crossbow
I think he go that from the specs at eBuyer which say, "Lite retail - Does not include Crossfire cable, HDMI dongle, HDTV Cable".


Yea i noticed that too but my card arrived on friday morning from ebuyer will all the extras included - guess i must of got lucky?

Crossbow

That's a 24" / 28" monitor? And what's C'Warhead like compared to the original Crysis in terms of graphics power required to run well?


It's a Dell 2408WFP, Warhead is supposedly a lot more optimized although i haven't really bothered benchmarking each to check yet.

One thing i haven't noticed is the a.i performance is a lot better now. Before i used to get large dips in fps during firefights but in warhead the the minimum fps is definately better and includes far more soldiers on screen at once.

Also the game is just generally better looking in every aspect - so to achieve a similar fps but with far greater visual quality crytek must be doing something right.
#20
Thanks for that skidu :)

Don't have a powerful enough PC to play either, but maybe one day......
#21
Crossbow

Don't have a powerful enough PC to play either, but maybe one day......



What's your specs? You'd be surprised how well the game scales down at lower resolutions - my brother for example is playing on an amd 3200+ /1.5gb of ram/ x1950xt @1024x768 on a mixture of max & med settings and its very playable.
#22
skidu;3019542
What's your specs? You'd be surprised how well the game scales down at lower resolutions - my brother for example is playing on an amd 3200+ /1.5gb of ram/ x1950xt @1024x768 on a mixture of max & med settings and its very playable.
Aah, that's good to know. I downloaded the Crysis demo a few weeks ago but haven't even tried it out :roll:

My specs are:
- Opteron 148 @ 2.8Ghz
- 2Gb PC3200
- 7900GTX 512Mb
- 1440x900 19" widescreen
1 Like #23
I just upgraded from a 7900GTX! , I played through the whole of the original Crysis with it.
It'll easily cope on medium settings at that res (perhaps set shadows/particles/volumetric effects to low - more a smoother avg fps)

I even managed to stick the shaders and post processing on v.high (dx10 effects) but had to drop the res down to 1024 - but nevertheless it looked amazing. Definitely worth checking out if your a fan of FPS games.
#24
skidu

Strange, i got a hdmi dongle and a crossfire adapter with mine...
Heck it even came with a component & s-video leads + dvi to vga adpater and a copy of Cyberlink DVD Suite. :)


lol me too! I wasnt going to say anything to get anyones hopes up but I was shocked as i read the description and it said "retail lite edition without bla bla" then I got everything in the box....ebuyer description is confusing and misleading not that im complaining.
:thumbsup:

imdurc have you located where you bought that card for £105 yet? :whistling:
#25
I honestly can't remember where I got it. It was online somewhere, but I can't find anything that jogs my memory. However, I checked Google and found the 4850 cards around £96. :thumbsup: Also, overclockers.co.uk were doing them for £108 a while back when I was looking for one. I also see Ebay peeps with some good auctions right now.
#26
well if thats £96 delivered then thats not bad but I doubt that and im not talking about buying from the USA either.

Also yes overclockers were doing them for £108 but they also charge for delivery and that was a standard card too not a factory oced one like this.

Anyway hope people managed to bag one as ebuyer has pushed the price up to a little over £121 so id say this deal has expired although the product is available
#27
jay7son
deal showing as ddr3 memory
i thought 4850's had ddr5 ?

The Hd4850 is GDDR3, the HD4870 is GDDR5

Note about crossfire, granted that not all games show a big improvement BUT check this review out

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/9159-ati-hd4870-hd4850-crossfire-performance-review-11.html

The Ati cards stamp all over the GTX 280, a 100% improvement over a single card!!!!!
#29
your link doesnt work it says

"As part of our efforts to improve your experience we are updating our website. We look forward to serving your needs soon. "

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