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Powercolor HD 4850 VGA DVI and HDMI on board - £71.63 inc Del @ Ebuyer
Powercolor HD 4850 VGA DVI and HDMI on board - £71.63 inc Del @ Ebuyer

Powercolor HD 4850 VGA DVI and HDMI on board - £71.63 inc Del @ Ebuyer

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I don't know whether posting ebuyer deals is still not allowed or what, so apologies if this is still the case...

ANYWAY... the best price I have seen for a fully fledged 4850 so far.
This Powercolor 4850 has onboard VGA, DVI and HDMI which is great if you don't like using adapters, and is perfect if you want to hook it up to a home cinema system, for the 7.1 LPCM audio output

£71.63 inc supersaver delivery is a great price for this card; if the rest of your PC can handle it. Don't get me wrong this is no longer a top of the range card, but it handles a lot of great/recent games at stupid resolutions, and well 2 of these for crossfire...

Manufacturers Website: powercolor.com/eng…859

It has a new Arctic Cooling cooler (dual slot) so it should keep temperatures and noise down. For the price I think it is stunning value, especially considering it performs better than a 4770 at stock, and 4770's are like hens teeth atm.

Just make sure you have a PCI 16x lane free along with the 6 pin power connector
~ 30 in stock at the time of posting.

33 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.powercolor.com/Global/images/assets/PCIE_HD4800_4850_512MB_HDMI_PCS/PSD/image_b_s.jpg

looks good to me - hot!

HOT! I'm ****** I built my PC when I did. GFX card prices have dropped loads since. I paid £140 for a 1Gb HD4850 and I'm more than impressed with it. It plays any game I throw at it with max settings and never complains. My only issue with the one I have is the fan gets really loud when you play games, that shouldn't be a problem with this card.

Amazing card. I'd buy another one to cross-fire with, but quite frankly I don't need to!

So this card will play ANY game out atm?

yes...... though maybe not at insane resolutions.

Thinking about upgrading my 8800GT will this card give me better performance? normally run at 1680x1050 res

bigmike20vt;5668487

yes...... though maybe not at insane resolutions.



No really, it does. Anti-aliasing hardly dents frame rates, 4xAA on 1680x1050 on all my games no sweat. Taking away AA only seems to improve frame rates by a couple of frames.

RokkaMan;5668594

No really, it does. Anti-aliasing hardly dents frame rates, 4xAA on … No really, it does. Anti-aliasing hardly dents frame rates, 4xAA on 1680x1050 on all my games no sweat. Taking away AA only seems to improve frame rates by a couple of frames.



Not really a insane res though is it.

m101100;5668541

Thinking about upgrading my 8800GT will this card give me better … Thinking about upgrading my 8800GT will this card give me better performance? normally run at 1680x1050 res



Only a slight upgrade on the 8800gt 512mb

tonyg1962;5668730

Only a slight upgrade on the 8800gt 512mb



Thanks will keep my cash for a 4870 or 4890 if a good deal comes along

Original Poster

Forgot to add that there is a 1Gb version available for £84.99, but in most tests/reviews the extra memory isn't shown to really help the card.

ebuyer.com/pro…333

Crossfire of 2 of these for £145 will annihilate any game and a lot of the competition [although I only prefer running 1 graphics card...]

Still the 4850 has good architecture, and will perform well with a lot of games at resolutions like 1920x1080/1200 with little/no AA, for insane gaming with most effects turned on high you would have to look at crossfire or the latest series of graphics cards from both ATI and NVidia.

Definitely the 4850 is better than the 8800GT, but it all depends on your needs whether it's worth the upgrade (resolution and games), if the 8800GT is still capable of playing the games you want, then wait a little longer

Would this graphics card take 300 watts?. thanks

baalberith;5668965

Would this graphics card take 300 watts?. thanks



450watt is needed/recommended

m101100;5668774

Thanks will keep my cash for a 4870 or 4890 if a good deal comes along



For the money you're better off getting a 4850 X2, much more bang per buck.

I should add I run my card at 1080P and I normally have it at 4X AA and it runs everything I throw at it.

Can I crossfire this with the GeoCube brand or will it not work?

LittleRedGuard;5668988

450watt is needed/recommended



Thanks.Will take under AMD Phenom X4 9750 (2.40GHz, 512kx4)?.

Original Poster

ade2j;5669205

Can I crossfire this with the GeoCube brand or will it not work?



So long as you keep them at the same frequencies, and you can confirm they both use GDDR3 RAM you shouldn't have a problem; in fact for cross fire you can use 2 different cards (i.e. models) but its not recommended

Crossfire has come a long way since what the original SLI (recent generation) required - same graphics cards, same manufacturer etc.

baalberith;5669207

Thanks.Will take under AMD Phenom X4 9750 (2.40GHz, 512kx4)?.



Power supply wattages are a joke, you need a decent PSU not just any mickey mouse, big numbers power supply. A Corsair, BeQuiet, Seasonic, Enermax, Antec, FSP etc. Just don't buy a cheap PSU, it will hurt your performance, limit overclocking, and potentially ruin your equipment.

Provided you have a good PSU, a 450/500w PSU could run the CPU, GFX and a lot more!

hi so i went for the 4770 for 80 inc p&p so have i done the rong thing ?
i did think i got a good card but now i seem to see lots of other good cards ??

scooter

scooter;5670009

hi so i went for the 4770 for 80 inc p&p so have i done the rong … hi so i went for the 4770 for 80 inc p&p so have i done the rong thing ?i did think i got a good card but now i seem to see lots of other good cards ??scooter



This is a slightly better card but uses a lot more power,If you were trying ot save buying a psu then you did ok with the 4770 but with this you would really need a 400w -450w psu

baalberith;5668965

Would this graphics card take 300 watts?. thanks


If you have a good quality 300W power supply with a decent 12V rail and aren't running a heavily over-clocked Quad Core (especially not AMD) then you'll be fine.
Most quality retail PSUs start at more than 300W so I guess you have an OEM unit!

http://images.novatech.co.uk/ev-xfx-47701.jpg

yup i was after a low powerd card if i could i am looking at maybe puting a new cooler on

so for £80 inc p&p this is good then
gona see if it oc`s anything like they say it will

scooter

How does this compare with a ati 3850 512mb, i've had this in my pc for thast 18months and was thinking about an upgrade, or am better off waiting?

aka101;5671517

How does this compare with a ati 3850 512mb, i've had this in my pc for … How does this compare with a ati 3850 512mb, i've had this in my pc for thast 18months and was thinking about an upgrade, or am better off waiting?



Ok... Need more info.

Why do you need a new card? Gaming rig, photo maniputlation, CAD etc.
What's the spec of your existing pc.
The 4850 would be powerful than the 3850.

aka101;5671517

How does this compare with a ati 3850 512mb, i've had this in my pc for … How does this compare with a ati 3850 512mb, i've had this in my pc for thast 18months and was thinking about an upgrade, or am better off waiting?

For a really significant upgrade gaming-wise, spend another £20-25 (?) for a 4870.

4850 vs 3850 - mostly different games benchmarks at various settings/resolutions @ Tomshardware:

]WiC, Mass Effect, COD4, Crysis, A'Creed, HL2, MSFSX, ETQW

]F'Cry 2, Fallout3, TLRemnant, Endwar, L4D, Fear2

im going for the 1GB PowerColor HD 4870 at ebuyer instead
4870 is the card atm, going to upgrade after I RMA my 8800GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition (crazy temps)
And its £107.99 delivered
Bargain

munaaf;5672394

im going for the 1GB PowerColor HD 4870 at ebuyer instead4870 is the card … im going for the 1GB PowerColor HD 4870 at ebuyer instead4870 is the card atm, going to upgrade after I RMA my 8800GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition (crazy temps)And its £107.99 deliveredBargain

Good choice if you game (or will be gaming in the future) at higher than 1680x1050 resolution :thumbsup:

I have the 512MB 4850 and it runs most games smoothly at 1920x1200 (by most I mean not GTA4/Crysis)

my pc spec is a PentiumD 850 3.4ghz running at @ 3.6Ghz, PSU 450, ati 3850 512mb
mainly to b used for gaming, howeve not sure if my CPU will bottleneck with this graphics or if it not alrady bottlenecked

it looks as though the processor you have will cause a bottleneck.

I have 2 upgraded HD4850 with GDDR5 memory in crossfire (the standard HD4850 uses lower speed GDDR3 memory -).

these in crossfire will play everything i throw at it at full 1080p.

if you can find the HD4850 with GDDR5 then get that instead (they sometimes appear on ebay - ginger6.com also sell them occasional for £82.

The HD4850 GDDR5 is basically identical the HD4870 - 700mhz GPU speed rather than 750 on the HD4870. (although it can easily be overclocked to match the HD4870)

Now £79.99
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