Gainward ATI Radeon HD 4850 "Golden Sample" 512MB GDDR3 - Retail - £94.29 Delivered @ Novatech + Quidco
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Gainward ATI Radeon HD 4850 "Golden Sample" 512MB GDDR3 - Retail - £94.29 Delivered @ Novatech + Quidco

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Found 7th May 2009Made hot 8th May 2009
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.

Features
- ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU @ 700MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 Memory @ 2200MHz
- 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

Much higher clocks vs standard.

Core: 700 vs 625
Memory: 2200 vs 1986

17 Comments

Hot for me, good find :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Well, they recommend a minimum of 450W so looks like you're in luck. That Coolermaster PSU is a quality branded one so it should have no problem coping with the 4850.

Great price/performance ratio!

Have a 4850 (different brand) has served me well so far in all games, nothing has really made it struggle as of yet. Good find, although I paid £110 for mine back in september so they haven't dropped in price much!

Original Poster

Well, this is the Golden Sample version which has considerably higher clocks than the standard card. This card would normally cost £10+ more than the standard card.

mudddy;5147085

What size of PSU would this require?I have a Coolermaster … What size of PSU would this require?I have a Coolermaster 460whttp://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?act=detail&id=3728



Check out the ATI Radeon 4770 here
amazon.co.uk/gp/…new

All benchmarks give this more or less 4850 performance for prices starting at £79 including VATand delivery as well as significantly lower power consumption compared to 4850 / 4870 :thumbsup:

personally i wouldnt buy a gainward card, every one ive had has broken before the warranty ended. but thats just me

Has this got VGA on it?

Probably not, but I think some cards are packaged with a VGA to DVI converter. I may be wrong though. You can pick these up on ebay for about 99p anyway.

I have a different branded HD 4850 purchased from Ebuyer for £111. Excellent value for money, been playing Fallout 3 it looks stunning.

jillamyalice;5148453

Check out the ATI Radeon 4770 … Check out the ATI Radeon 4770 herehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00279ONJQ/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1241721259&sr=8-1&condition=new



The 4770 is a cracking card for the price, and even better value if you buy 2 and SLI them! Usefully faster than a HD4890 and GTX260 (216) in this configuration, and less power consumption than either!

hi everyone, can someone recommend a cheap, low power dual output pcie card please? It doesnt have to be anything spectaular - I just want to be able to use two VGA displays with it and I'm not really a gamer. I use my PC for making music but I've never had dual displays before. If you have recommendations or maybe if you have one for sale please post

Many thanks in advance.

wozza2k;5152260

Has this got VGA on it?



I have a 4850 it has 2 x DVI not sure about this brand though would like to Crossfire but need a GeoCube brand! :x

Original Poster

You don't need the same brand or even the same card to Crossfire. Any 4850 will do. The only thing is that if the cards have different clock speeds, the faster one will be clocked down to match the lower speeds.

brokenarrow;5152562

hi everyone, can someone recommend a cheap, low power dual output pcie … hi everyone, can someone recommend a cheap, low power dual output pcie card please? It doesnt have to be anything spectaular - I just want to be able to use two VGA displays with it and I'm not really a gamer. I use my PC for making music but I've never had dual displays before. If you have recommendations or maybe if you have one for sale please postMany thanks in advance.


I'm afraid I haven't got an specific reccomendations for you but if you're not gaming then the cheapest dual output graphics card will do fine. Play.com are good for low-end card so that might be a good place to start looking.

brokenarrow;5152562

hi everyone, can someone recommend a cheap, low power dual output pcie … hi everyone, can someone recommend a cheap, low power dual output pcie card please? It doesnt have to be anything spectaular - I just want to be able to use two VGA displays with it and I'm not really a gamer. I use my PC for making music but I've never had dual displays before. If you have recommendations or maybe if you have one for sale please postMany thanks in advance.



Almost any modern card will do the job, I've been running dual screens on an old NVIDIA 7600GS on one PC for the last couple of years and it works very well for CAD,. programming and the odd bit of light gaming (definitely not a powerful card though). You could pick up one of them for peanuts on ebay, but if you want to buy new something like a, ]ATI HD 4350 would be a good choice since it uses passive cooling so will be nice and quiet.

stezo2k;5152213

personally i wouldnt buy a gainward card, every one ive had has broken … personally i wouldnt buy a gainward card, every one ive had has broken before the warranty ended. but thats just me



Me too, I'll never touch Gainward again.
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