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Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 3850 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card £50.60 @ Scan

£50.60 @ Scan
This card is back in stock and on offer again after last week's deal. Valid until early tomorrow afternoon. Maybe I should have been more patient before buying my 4670 :/ Free delivery if you have … Read More
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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
This card is back in stock and on offer again after last week's deal. Valid until early tomorrow afternoon. Maybe I should have been more patient before buying my 4670 :/

Free delivery if you have sufficient posts (20+) on AVForums (see http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php)

This card has very similar performance to the 4670 which is around £65.

You need to order from the "Today Only" page or you will pay the normal price of £67. Clicking this link should take you to the Today Only page.

Some links to reviews here:http://www.testfreaks.com/graphics-cards/sapphire-ati-radeontm-hd-3850/
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#1
If people don't require something that powerful, I notice this deal is also back on today's Scan/todayonly: [COLOR=#123889]256MB HiS HD2600 PRO GPU - only £16.09 @ SCAN[/COLOR] (min spend of £23 incl VAT for the free delivery to kick in).

All the graphics card's deals here (all come with a free Tagan surge protector).
#2
Thanks Crossbow! No free postage on that one though as it's less than £20 but still a good deal.
#3
hot! !
#4
The main advantage of a HD4670 is its lower power consumption. Make sure that you have a good enough power supply.
banned#5
nick_sub
Thanks Crossbow! No free postage on that one though as it's less than £20 but still a good deal.


Just bung a few blank dvds :)
#6
Play do a HD 2600 Pro 256 for £18 including postage. It says 4-5 days but mine came in 3 days.
#7
Crossbow
If people don't require something that powerful, I notice this deal is also back on today's Scan/todayonly: [COLOR=#123889]256MB HiS HD2600 PRO GPU - only £16.09 @ SCAN[/COLOR] (min spend of £23 incl VAT for the free delivery to kick in).

All the graphics card's deals here (all come with a free Tagan surge protector).


Yeah bought one about a month ago from SCAN for £17 for my server, cracking card even good for HD playback @ 1080p. As for this deal don't know really the 3 series is pretty much dicontinued now, so if you want gaming pay a little more for a 4 series ATI card, if not buy a £16 HD2600!
#8
good luck with getting working drivers for that puppy...
#9
I dont think people realise how bad this card is,

For the same money you can get a 9600gt from Novatech, £52 i think i paid.
#10
Is the 3850 better than a X1950 Pro??? Considering upgrading from my X1950 Pro but dont really understand all the specs these days...:?
#11
Yes. Check out these rankings.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-radeon,2151-6.html
The 3850 512MB is 4 tiers higher in their ranking system, so probably a worthwhile upgrade.
#12
I got one of these last time. No expert but seems pretty good Crysis on medium is fine - good quick delivery from scan and the free delivery thintg worked too + got the free surge protector thingy. Note however that it took up a fair bit of space meaning I had to remove my adjacent firewire card.

It also needs fair bit of power - I had to disconnect the secondary hard drive.

HTH
#13
Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the free surge protector is included again too.
This deal will expire sometime after 1pm today but I wouldn't be surprised if it's back again in a week or so if you need more time to decide.
banned#14
claym0re
Play do a HD 2600 Pro 256 for £18 including postage. It says 4-5 days but mine came in 3 days.


i've been waiting a week for the mugs to despatch it!
#15
audin;4424559
Is the 3850 better than a X1950 Pro??? Considering upgrading from my X1950 Pro but dont really understand all the specs these days...:?
Personally, I'd go for one of these for ~£18-19 extra & make it a really worthwhile upgrade.

[COLOR=#123889]Novatech GeForce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card 'IN STOCK' = £68.99 @ Novatech + Quidco[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#123889]XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card ** With Far Cry 2 FREE ** = £68.99 @ Novatech + Quidco[/COLOR]

PCWorld (instore) had a few reasonably good cards too for £50: 8800GS, 9600GSO & 8800GT(256Mb) if I recall correctly - they would be better than this too.
#16
Great deal for a card that will run all modern games at decent settings on lower resolutions. If you are gaming on something like a 19" LCD, you really don't need much more than this.
#17
Crossbow
If people don't require something that powerful, I notice this deal is also back on today's Scan/todayonly: [COLOR=#123889]256MB HiS HD2600 PRO GPU - only £16.09 @ SCAN[/COLOR] (min spend of £23 incl VAT for the free delivery to kick in).

All the graphics card's deals here (all come with a free Tagan surge protector).

expired:?
#18
Crossbow
Personally, I'd go for one of these for ~£18-19 extra & make it a really worthwhile upgrade.

[COLOR=#123889]Novatech GeForce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card 'IN STOCK' = £68.99 @ Novatech + Quidco[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#123889]XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E graphics card ** With Far Cry 2 FREE ** = £68.99 @ Novatech + Quidco[/COLOR]

PCWorld (instore) had a few reasonably good cards too for £50: 8800GS, 9600GSO & 8800GT(256Mb) if I recall correctly - they would be better than this too.


They are both almost half as much again though for performance in a "similar" bracket. It is also an additional 6.99+VAT for next day delivery to match the 3850 Deal. If I was up to £76 for my card I would seriously be looking at cheap 4850's (around £110). The 3850 with 512MB RAM will be on a par with or better than the £50 cards listed at PC World. For £50 delivered next day you will not find better bang for buck. Glad I got my mates one ordered before the offer died, can have a decent LAN game with him over the weekend now :thumbsup:
#19
brawlzzz
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It was yesterday's deal of the day.They update around lunch time.
#20
sibeer;4426082
They are both almost half as much again though for performance in a "similar" bracket.
Not quite with the 8800GT - benchmarks. Sorry, I mistook this for a HD3650 :roll:. Of course, one could get a secondhand 8800GT 512Mb for £50 too :thumbsup:

sibeer;4426082
It is also an additional 6.99+VAT for next day delivery to match the 3850 Deal. If I was up to £76 for my card I would seriously be looking at cheap 4850's (around £110).
All the offers are free delivery, so let's discount this.
#21
[email protected]
I dont think people realise how bad this card is,

For the same money you can get a 9600gt from Novatech, £52 i think i paid.


And how bad is it then?
#22
Crossbow
Not quite with the 8800GT - benchmarks. Sorry, I mistook this for a HD3650 :roll:. Of course, one could get a secondhand 8800GT 512Mb for £50 too :thumbsup:

All the offers are free delivery, so let's discount this.


Fair enough if it was a 3650. As I said, it offers "similar" performance to an 8800GT/9600GT 512MB. It slightly lags behind those, but is £19 cheaper and was being delivered next day for free rather than a saver 3-5 day delivery.

With regards comparison to the like of the 8800GS, 9600GSO, 8800GT(256Mb) and Radeon 4650, it is "similar" in performance to them, but is a bit better without costing any more. If it was £60 then that would be about the right bang for buck cost based on alternatives available. At £50 with free next day delivery though it is hard to beat.
#23
phatbhoy
And how bad is it then?


If you could get a 9600GT for £52 then buy that. Any reviews or comparisons show that this is a decent card though, being slightly worse than a more expensive card doesn't really constitute "bad". It is a solid mid range performer on offer at a lower mid range price.

In real use you would struggle to see much of an upgrade if you went from this to a 8800GT or 9600GT. Likewise you also probably wouldn't notice too much difference in a downgrade to something like a 8800GS, 9600GSO, 8800GT(256Mb) or a Radeon 4650. They are all mid range cards so you are best of buying a cheap one. You really need the jump to Radeon 4850's and 9800GTX's before the difference is worth worrying about.
#24
Good deal thanks.

Mine arrived today.

Much quieter than the card it replaced and my system is running 5 degrees cooler with it in. :thumbsup:
#25
This is really good, look out for when Scan do the deal again. Card arrived and turned out to have a large, quiet, two slot cooler rather than the normal little noisy one. Tested with Crysis and runs at a fine frame rate with all settings on high and resolution at 1280x1024. Would have to drop to medium to run at a much higher resolution, but for anyone gaming on a 20" or smaller LCD or a 720P TV this is ideal. My friend I built the system for is made up.
#26
I have a 19" monitor and it only runs crysis on medium - when i let it auto configure. Should I manually change it?

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