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Novatech/Powercolour ATI Radeon HD4850 1024MB £73.59

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The ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series GPUs bring the power of graphics "supercomputing" to gamers, setting a new standard for visual computing. Redefine the way you play and take HD gaming to the extreme with…
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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
The ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series GPUs bring the power of graphics "supercomputing" to gamers, setting a new standard for visual computing. Redefine the way you play and take HD gaming to the extreme with best-in-class performance. The new TeraScale graphics engine delivers an immersive, cinematic gaming experience. Add this GPU to your PC and watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity. Do it all with break-through efficiency that doesn?t compromise performance.

It has what looks like an artic cooling custom cooler fitted and 1gb of ram onboard

Features
- ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU @ 625MHz
- 1024MB GDDR3 Memory @ 1900MHz
- 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
- PCI Express 2.0 support
- 256-bit GDDR3 memory interface
- ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
- Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support
- Shader Model 4.1
- ATI Avivo HD video and display technology
- Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray and HD Video
- Built-in HDMI with 5.1 surround sound support
- On-chip HDCP
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#1
http://www.ewiz.com/newg/P/C/-/PC-485PCS5/PC-485PCS5.GIF
#2
Cheers, is this card better than the nvidia 8800GT / 9800GT?
#3
fredthefish
Cheers, is this card better than the nvidia 8800GT / 9800GT?



Yes ,,,
#4
just brought the 512mb version for the same price! so this is good
#5
fredthefish
Cheers, is this card better than the nvidia 8800GT / 9800GT?


Way better i had an 8800gt when they came out and paid £186 when there was no stock and everyone wanted one and it was the fastest card you could get there was nothing better 8 months later the 4850/4870 came from no where and with a price match at PC world i got a sapphire 4850 for £107 that was head and shoulders faster this is a very good upgrade from the 8800/9800/250gtx and until the 4890 came out was well over £120.
#6
great price. how cheap will these go?

just make sure your power supply has the righ connections before you buy.

"500 Watt or greater power supply with one 8pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)"
#7
quidco/topcashback also.
#8
Been waiting for this at a resonable price...

Thanks
#9
zurich
great price. how cheap will these go?

just make sure your power supply has the righ connections before you buy.

"500 Watt or greater power supply with one 8pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)"


One 6pin or two 6pin for crossfire :thumbsup:
#10
i was quoting the specs on novatech website. are they incorrect then?
#11
zurich
i was quoting the specs on novatech website. are they incorrect then?


Yes the 4850 only has a 6pin connector but 500w and 600w sound about right ,,
#12
How does this compare to the Powercolor 4770? -http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/484923/powercolor-hd-4770-512mb-gddr5-69-9/?t=484923
What are the differences I should be looking at?
#13
honest guv
How does this compare to the Powercolor 4770? -http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/484923/powercolor-hd-4770-512mb-gddr5-69-9/?t=484923
What are the differences I should be looking at?


t will paste it as it has a bigger frame buffer and double the memory and a higher clock:thumbsup:.
1 Like #14
i have 460watts would be enough to power this graphics card?
#15
cfm2006
i have 460watts would be enough to power this graphics card?



It really depends on how many Amps it makes on the 12 volt rail and who manufactured it as cheaper manufacturers tend to lie about these things ,What PSU do you have ?.
#16
The 4770 uses less power & producess less heat. The 4850 would definatly "paste" it at reolutions above 1650x1080, but the 4770 might be a better option if you play games at a lower resolution, have a lower spec PSU or a case without great cooling. The 4770 also overclocks better if that's your thing. Have a read on the 'net before you decide.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3553&p=2
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/4770launch_042709223456/18958.png
Good deal tho :)
#17
i would just fork out for the hd 4870 which you can pick up for £20 more:thumbsup:
#18
fredthefish;6350666
Cheers, is this card better than the nvidia 8800GT / 9800GT?

Yes - see this for a graphics card hierarchy updated Sep '09 at Tom's Hardware.
Note the reccomendation to only upgrade (for noticeable difference) if you plan on going up three tiers or more!
#19
cfm2006
i have 460watts would be enough to power this graphics card?


I think yes it will be, here is a link to a PSU calculator put the spec's of your system in there & it will tell you how how many watt's it will roughly be using, Iv just tested it & with my Phenom II 720 cpu & one of these cards plus other parts i would be using around 320w at 90% load

Iv got a 520w psu at the mo, so im tempted to get me one of these card's

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
#20
dannythedemon
i would just fork out for the hd 4870 which you can pick up for £20 more:thumbsup:


+1 :thumbsup:
Me too, but you need to make sure your system can handle the heat and power reqs. Also can be a bit noisy, depending on cooler.
#21
Is there any difference between this and a 4850 "X2"?
#22
MrShed
Is there any difference between this and a 4850 "X2"?


Yes. A 4850X2 is 2 4850's on one board (Xfired!)
They are reportedly very noisy though, and it may be cheeper to get 2 and do it yourself, if your motherboard supports it.
Crossfire performance is great tho :

http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/video/radeon-hd4770-crossfirex/codww.png
#23
Relying on the wattage claim of your PSU is not the best way to tell if it can power your graphics card. What you need to look at is the max current of the 12V rail(s).

My old Dell 305W PSU with a single 20amp 12V rail can just about run my Pentium D 3.4GHz and Radeon 4870, however I did replace it with a Cooler Master M520 with three 19A 12V rails for extra stability. But in the specs of the card it says it needs a 450W PSU to run, which is clearly not true as a good 300W PSU managed to power the card.
#24
I've had a 4850 for about a year - Excellent card - Plays everything I throw at it at 1680x1050. Only game I haven't been able to get the settings high in so far is crisis (no surprise). Empire total war looks stunning on it!
#25
djfluff
Yes. A 4850X2 is 2 4850's on one board (Xfired!)
They are reportedly very noisy though, and it may be cheeper to get 2 and do it yourself, if your motherboard supports it.
Crossfire performance is great tho :


Doh didnt see the 4850 alone before on the chart :) Cheers!
#26
zurich
great price. how cheap will these go?

just make sure your power supply has the righ connections before you buy.

"500 Watt or greater power supply with one 8pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)"


Hi, Runs fine on a CoolerMaster Green 430w, 500Gb HDD, 2Gb Ram, Intel C2D 2.4Ghz and dvd combo. But depends what else you have in your case.
#27
I am running a HD 4850 off a 350 watt power supply (an old Enermax) with a quad core, 4gb ram. No problems at all. system draws 280 max with a CRT monitor or 220 with my TFT.
#28
garyj
I am running a HD 4850 off a 350 watt power supply (an old Enermax) with a quad core, 4gb ram. No problems at all. system draws 280 max with a CRT monitor or 220 with my TFT.


Enermax make top quality PSU's. You will find that a more generic 350W psu wouldn't handle it.
#29
dannythedemon
i would just fork out for the hd 4870 which you can pick up for £20 more:thumbsup:



Or here for ten quid more. :whistling:
#30
is this worth the price................. so many options...................
#31
spicy stuff..!!
#32
djfluff
Enermax make top quality PSU's. You will find that a more generic 350W psu wouldn't handle it.


:thumbsup: Indeed. I've had this one for 6 years.
#33
cfm2006
i have 460watts would be enough to power this graphics card?


That will depend on whether that's a cheap 460W PSU (i.e. maybe one that came with a cheap case - in which case it may not actually be able to deliver even 230W!, or a quality branded PSU).
#34
mamboboy
Was about to sell my 9600GT (would get around £50 for it, can be bought for £60 new) and get this, but in some benchmarks my current card out performs this according to the earlier posted benchmarks. I don't think this is that hot TBH..


This is quite a bit faster than the 9600gt in most games ,you just need to read more reiviews,
#35
mamboboy
Yep, my fault for being impatient! I just read the UT3 results and for some reason the 9600GT outperforms it with that game, but then it's beaten by ~20FPS in every other benchmark.

Is it worth it for me to sell my 9600GT and get this?


It depends on what games you play, If you are playing games that you are finding a bit laggy then this will give you enough extra oomph to lose the lag, i have been using a 8800gt for the past year playing counterstrike and while it played well evry now and then the FPS would drop below 30fps so swapped to one of these and now its never lower than 80fps,
banned#36
tight deal
#37
Will this play the latest games on high quality settings?
#38
If your PSU came with a 6pin connector for a PCI-E card it should have no issues all this fuss about what is a fairly low wattage card is madness. If you have a decent make PSU say a corsair 400w it will be more than enough even a 350watt so long as you don't have 10 HDDs and 100 fans and to be honest anyone thinking of a decent spec card should really have a decent spec machine and a decent PSU a decent PSU should be one of the most important parts of that system for stability and piece of mind that your system is fairly well looked after if a fault occurs.

The reason this was posted was is it as is a single 6pin card which most people will be able to use and is only £4 more than the slower 4770 when you say i would have a 4870 over this and pay £20 more that was not the point of this post for starters £20 is a lot more money and the 4870 has bigger over heads than this requiring a 6pin and 8 pin so unless your like me wont have those sort of connections and you will need a minimum of a 500w good PSU but more realistically a 700w or above and as I've said if it was me I'd have a 4890 or a 275GTX but that wasn't the idea so smart comments like that are stupid.
#39
This VS the 4770 512MB?

I was gonna buy that for about £70
1 Like #40
TeggyEgg
This VS the 4770 512MB?

I was gonna buy that for about £70


There isn't a massive difference in performance between the two. If you are running the higher graphics intensive games at high resolutions with AA on (Crysis, etc), then you may want to get the 4850 to squeeze out a few more FPS.

But the 4770 draws a lot less power and runs cooler so can be overclocked to pretty much the same performance as the 4850 (the 4770's GDDR5 memory makes up for it's lower 128bit mem interface).

Personally I'd go for the 4770 if I was in your situation (I currently have an overclocked 4870 which I'm more than happy with).

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