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512MB Asus HD ATI 4850 - only £75.87 @ Scan.co.uk
512MB Asus HD ATI 4850 - only £75.87 @ Scan.co.uk

512MB Asus HD ATI 4850 - only £75.87 @ Scan.co.uk

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Hadn't seen a cheapish 4850 deal in a little while so thought i'd throw this at the guys and girls of HUKD. Same card as i have and very happy with it so far.

Usual free delivery for AV forum members should still apply.

Apologies if this is cheaper anywhere else


Details:
512MB Asus HD 4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986 MHz GDDR3, GPU 625 MHz, 800 Cores, 2 x DL DVI-I/HDTV

PCI Express & PCI Express 2.0 support
HDMI Output: built-in multi-channel 5.1 surround audio over DVI-HDMI Adaptor
ATI CrossFireX : plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX technology with up to quad-GPU support.
Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 support
OpenGL®2.1 support
HDCP compliant

Manufacturer: Asus Cooling: Fan
Chipset: HD 4850 Interface: PCI-E 2.0(x16)
Edition: N/A Connectivity: 2 x Dual Link DVI-I
1 x HDTV

Chipset Features: ATi 3Dc+
ATI Avivo HD
ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology
HDMI Output Support
Microsoft DirectX® 10.1
OpenGL 2.1 Optimization and Support
Shader Model 4.1
Unified Video Decoder
SLI:
Core Clock: 625 MHz SLI Type: N/A
Shader Clock: MHz HDCP Ready:
Memory: 512MB CrossFire Master:
Memory Bit Rate: 256 Bit CrossFire Slave:
Memory Type: GDDR3 Low Profile:
Manufacturing process: VIVO:
Memory Clock: 1986 MHz Package Type: Retail
Cores: 800

32 Comments

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Price is coming down nicely for ati cards..... I've got a 6600 nvidia at the moment.. any idea what that's equivilent to these days?

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father murphy;5494620

Price is coming down nicely for ati cards..... I've got a 6600 nvidia at … Price is coming down nicely for ati cards..... I've got a 6600 nvidia at the moment.. any idea what that's equivilent to these days?



Hmmm.

Probably a little difficult to compare to the current crop of cards.
I had a 6600gt about 4 years ago (if i'm thinking of the card you have) and while it served me well as a decent mid range card, it's not going to cut the mustard ar higher resolutions on more recent games.

The 4850 will run most games very well as long as you turn off anti aliasing at higher resolutions on more intensive games.

Bioshock runs max res/near max settings at constant 100+ fps.
COD4 runs max res/max settings/AA off easily 80-110 fps.

Of course it depends on the rest of your system too.

If you are on a budget and need a quick upgrade you could do far worse than this.

gosh, I bought one of these about 3 months ago and I paid £107.... this is a GREAT price.

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Reputation points to you - thanks for the good advice

This or the 1gb 4890 for almost twice the price...

I don't know!!!!!

Would the upgrade to 1Gb of RAM be worth while at 2048*1152?

Pre Order Item
Item currently awaiting an ETA.



Anyone know if the picture is accurate? I'm looking for a video card that doesn't have a fan at the end due to space restrictions in my case. If this picture is accurate it would fit the bill nicely.

Think i might just buy this! Worthy upgrade so I can put off buying a whole new computer for maybe another year :thumbsup:

Q-Tec;5524901

Pre Order Item Item currently awaiting an ETA. :(Anyone know if the … Pre Order Item Item currently awaiting an ETA. :(Anyone know if the picture is accurate? I'm looking for a video card that doesn't have a fan at the end due to space restrictions in my case. If this picture is accurate it would fit the bill nicely.



The picture is from the Scan website against the product so I would say its accurate...

The 4830s seem to have vanished, I need one so I can Crossfire my current one

The 4770 is a good option. I had a Spare Dell machine in work that was gallering dust. I upgraded cpu, psu, and stuck in a hd4770 and its a great little system now.

Check 4770 reviews, should not be much more expensive than this deal :thumbsup:

sparkyIreland;5525064

The 4770 is a good option. I had a Spare Dell machine in work that was … The 4770 is a good option. I had a Spare Dell machine in work that was gallering dust. I upgraded cpu, psu, and stuck in a hd4770 and its a great little system now.Check 4770 reviews, should not be much more expensive than this deal :thumbsup:



The 4770 are also in short supply - AMD/ATi messed up the supply chain.....:?

Pre order, so no use if you want it by the weekend Great price though.

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Just about to start rebuilding a 4 year old P4 to use as a media centre for the TV. I'm a bit ignorant regarding graphics cards n suchlike, but the PC itself doesn't have any kind of TV out connection. Any suggestions for a reasonable (ie cheap!) card with suitable connection that I could throw in? Best place for suitable cables? Any help gratefully received!

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jaydeeuk1;5525117

Pre order, so no use if you want it by the weekend Great price though.



Yeah it was in stock at time of posting but was in their "today only", but i agree it's a great price.

But it probably wont be too long before the prices drop again.

I've got the XFX version (paid around 86 for it). It handles everything I throw at it flawlessly.

A very good deal. I have the 1Gb version of this and it's fantastic.

overclockers.co.uk/sho…938

The same card is £78.99 at OcUK. Free shipping if you're a loyal forum.

Was going to get this but its out of stock as mentioned, trying to hold off for a 4770 as its only marginally slower then this but the power consumptions is a lot less and it gives off a lot less heat which is worth the slight decrease in performance imo. Wish they'd get more in stock, iv heard we'l be waiting a few weeks at least though :x

you can get the GDRR5 version of this at Ginger6.com for only a few quid more.

The GDRR5 HD4850 is basically a 512mb HD4870

its much faster due to the GDDR5 memory and comes factory overclocked at 700 hz (compared to the standard GDDR3 625 hz HD4850)

it also has a quality cooler rather than the awful bog standard cooler on the stock HD4850.

I bought 2 of these and in crossfire they wipe the floor with a HD4890

JasonAJB;5526100

Was going to get this but its out of stock as mentioned, trying to hold … Was going to get this but its out of stock as mentioned, trying to hold off for a 4770 as its only marginally slower then this but the power consumptions is a lot less and it gives off a lot less heat which is worth the slight decrease in performance imo. Wish they'd get more in stock, iv heard we'l be waiting a few weeks at least though :x



see the above post - i was also looking at a HD4770 but they are all out of stock.

the GDRR5 version of the HD4850 is noticeably faster than the HD4770

FGEvans;5527204

you can get the GDRR5 version of this at Ginger6.com for only a few quid … you can get the GDRR5 version of this at Ginger6.com for only a few quid more.The GDRR5 HD4850 is basically a 512mb HD4870its much faster due to the GDDR5 memory and comes factory overclocked at 700 hz (compared to the standard GDDR3 625 hz HD4850)it also has a quality cooler rather than the awful bog standard cooler on the stock HD4850.I bought 2 of these and in crossfire they wipe the floor with a HD4890



What are the power requirements like compared to a standard 4850 (DDR3)?

Never heard of Ginger6... are they any good?

power usage should be less, i am running 2 in crossfire with an antek 500w power supply with no problems. it has GDDR5 memory so is faster by far and more efficient than GDDR3

they only have 3 left in stock

Good card and price but beware of the ASUS cooler on this range of cards.

I bought a HD4870 with the same cooler and it died within a few months. I then replaced it with an Akasa Neo Vortexx, which turned out to be rubbish and vibrated.

I've finally settled with a different cooler (cant remember the name right now) which works fine and is quiet, but all this messing around had ended up costing me around an extra £50!

steve.mccall1;5528959

I bought a HD4870 with the same cooler and it died within a few months. … I bought a HD4870 with the same cooler and it died within a few months. I then replaced it with an Akasa Neo Vortexx, which turned out to be rubbish and vibrated.



Sounds like it may have been a faulty cooler. Installed one on my 4830 last week and it's brilliant, full load temp is now cooler than the stock cooler's idle temp :w00t:

Can I plug it into my TV via the HDMI socket & get sound on the TV via the HDMI , rather than having to make a separate connection to the PC sound card? My current card does not do this.

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z909;5531043

Can I plug it into my TV via the HDMI socket & get sound on the TV via … Can I plug it into my TV via the HDMI socket & get sound on the TV via the HDMI , rather than having to make a separate connection to the PC sound card? My current card does not do this.



Theres no HDMI out on this card sorry mate.

Only dual DVI - though my card (already in the Dell machine) came with a HDMI - DVI convertor.
Then - i'm not 100% sure DVI carries audio. Lol.

Sorry can't I can't confirm 100%

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jinjernuts;5531421

Theres no HDMI out on this card sorry mate.Only dual DVI - though my card … Theres no HDMI out on this card sorry mate.Only dual DVI - though my card (already in the Dell machine) came with a HDMI - DVI convertor.Then - i'm not 100% sure DVI carries audio. Lol.Sorry can't I can't confirm 100%



As per my earlier query, what are the requirements for connecting to a TV please, and what's a reasonable (preferably cheap) card to do it?

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Depends on the output... does your tv have hdmi? DVI? Or composite?

If it's composite - you're mostly out of luck these days.

Damn, wish I'd seen this earlier. I've bought myself an ASUS HD 4670, is this card much better? I game at 1360x768.

Should I sell my 4670 and get this? And also, will my 450w PSU be enough to handle it?

maschman;5534026

Damn, wish I'd seen this earlier. I've bought myself an ASUS HD 4670, is … Damn, wish I'd seen this earlier. I've bought myself an ASUS HD 4670, is this card much better? I game at 1360x768.Should I sell my 4670 and get this? And also, will my 450w PSU be enough to handle it?

This is significantly better, but what games do you play? This will give you more FPS & higher settings, but if you already game at comfortable FPS/settings, this could be a waste.

If it's the Ezcool PSU you mentioned in the other thread, it may be sufficient. But I wouldn't personally trust it, as it doesn't have a dedicated 6pin PCI-E connector that this card requires. If you go ahead with it, get a twin-molex to 6pin PCI-E adapter/cable & connect each molex to separate cable lines emanating from the PSU.

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They often do a fsp at a great price...

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father murphy;5533657

Depends on the output... does your tv have hdmi? DVI? Or composite?If … Depends on the output... does your tv have hdmi? DVI? Or composite?If it's composite - you're mostly out of luck these days.



HDMI, SRV and a couple of scart sockets, its a 37" acoustic solutions, wanna use it to watch downloaded movies and maybe the occasional game (nothing intensive) with a reasonable set of pc speakers to supplement the tv ones (don't want a multimedia thingy with speakers everywhere). As you can see I'm not the most knowledgeable about these things!
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