XFX Radeon 4850 512mb - £65 + Del @ aria
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XFX Radeon 4850 512mb - £65 + Del @ aria

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Found 28th Feb 2010Made hot 28th Feb 2010
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A radeon 4850 for £65!!! Absolutely amazing price. Same as a 5570 / 5670 and this is a fair bit quicker. Best bang / buck out there. Perfect if you already have one, looking to crossfire.

17 in stock.

This is the 512 mb version, which is fine for resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.

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Ohh I iz tempted...

£72.78 delivered unless you can get free delivery. not bad, not great.

How can u get free delivery?

dx11?

:edit:

btw, I already know the answer to this question, merely highlighting to others why this card is cheap.

Is it not dx11?

Jhey;7975795

Is it not dx11?



no, you want a 5XXX series card for dx11 support.
just bought the kid a 5670 from ebuyer for about the same money, with free delivery too

Here's what you have to do to get free delivery

forums.aria.co.uk/sho…421

Guess there won't be many people qualifying for free delivery with this :oops:

Too bad I don't have a Crossfire motherboard. Seriously tempting!

That's cheap!

Jhey;7975795

Is it not dx11?



No, but at this price you're not going to get a card that's still likely to be fast enough when heavy DX11 use becomes widespread. The only reason I'd step down to the slower 5670 from this is if you've got an old power supply that doesn't have the PCI-Express 6-pin connector this needs.

Great deal for one of the best cards in recent years. This would represent much better value for money and out-perform anything sub-5770.

If I was in the market for a card at this sort of price range, I wouldn't worry about DX11. When has the first generation of cards supporting a new version of DirectX ever been sufficiently powerful enough to take advatage of the new API?

I got one of these the otherday from PC world for £34.97 as a end of line clearance, they only had the one in my local store (barrow in furness) and i forgot to post it as a deal, but it might be worth checking out

edit: wasn't the XFX one though it is the Sapphire

is the cooler a single-slot or dual-slot?

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Jhey;7977729

would this be better than these 2 … would this be better than these 2 cards?http://www.ebuyer.com/product/189621http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190138



This card is far more powerful than the 4670. I have the sapphire 4670, and its noisy as hell - no fan control.

The only reason you'd choose a 4670 over this is if you have an unbranded 400w or less PSU, or you have a small case. - its quite a long card compared to the 4670.

bryngreen;7977908

I got one of these the otherday from PC world for £34.97 as a end of line … I got one of these the otherday from PC world for £34.97 as a end of line clearance, they only had the one in my local store (barrow in furness) and i forgot to post it as a deal, but it might be worth checking out :)edit: wasn't the XFX one though it is the Sapphire



You lucky ****er

At that price i'd buy one too, if only to run side-by-side with my sole remaining 8800GTX. (and use whichever performs better in a particular game)

:edit:

btw, being Sapphire is in no way a bad thing.

Sapphire mfg. warranty -> 2 years.
XFX mfg. warranty -> 1 year (which I know about all too well having had my XFX 8800GTX fail after 14 months :x )

Hot. Good card, great price.

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I agree, sapphire's are generally excellent. They just fudged up their 4670 card (which is why it was 10% cheaper than competition when released)
Would love to find a 4770 at similar price. I'll keep looking!

edit - And re. warranties, ALL electrical goods are now covered for 2 years minimum regardless of whatever warranty the manufacturer claim. Thank you, EU

jaydeeuk1;7978250

edit - And re. warranties, ALL electrical goods are now covered for 2 … edit - And re. warranties, ALL electrical goods are now covered for 2 years minimum regardless of whatever warranty the manufacturer claim. Thank you, EU



That isn't true, ]this article explains why.

Here in the UK we have longer (upto 6 years) but more vague protection ('reasonable' lifespan).

What is this like compared to the 8800GT?

I'm seriously looking to crossfire two older cards instead of splashing out on one newer card.

striker33;7978632

What is this like compared to the 8800GT?I'm seriously looking to … What is this like compared to the 8800GT?I'm seriously looking to crossfire two older cards instead of splashing out on one newer card.



Significantly better.
Is that what you'd be replacing?

Are you looking specifically for crossfire(ati) cards, or are you considering SLI(nvidia) too?

From my own experience i'd warn against SLI, it's more hassel than it's worth.
Support is patchy, performance gains are highly variable.
You also end up paying for a more expensive motherboard & psu, and have a noisier system that consumes more electricity.

I imagine Crossfire is much the same.

Hot!

I had a 4850 before i bought my 5850 and it was a damn good card. Coupled with a good quad core, it will play all current games.

yeah HOT forget DX11 for the time being.

TehJumpingJawa;7978756

Significantly better.Is that what you'd be replacing?Are you looking … Significantly better.Is that what you'd be replacing?Are you looking specifically for crossfire(ati) cards, or are you considering SLI(nvidia) too?From my own experience i'd warn against SLI, it's more hassel than it's worth.Support is patchy, performance gains are highly variable.You also end up paying for a more expensive motherboard & psu, and have a noisier system that consumes more electricity.I imagine Crossfire is much the same.



Most likely crossfire. I'm gonna completely avoid all nvidia cards anyway, most are out of my price range.

Had an 8800GT in my system for 2 years now but its struggling with any games above medium settings. For instance Bad Company 2 on medium, although it still looked better than the console versions, still dropped below 15fps often during heavy combat.

As far as I know my motherboard supports crossfire, but I'm looking to upgrade it to a full size mobo anyway for more PCI slots as well as the PSU.

I was also considering getting another 8800GT but the power consumption and noise is a lot more than most newer versions of the card.

bingowings85;7979461

yeah HOT forget DX11 for the time being.



Agree. I have a DX11 card but I wouldn't suggest it's anything to get too worried about. Good performance for the price.

my wallet is not going to like me :P

I am currently contemplating my Radeon 3850 for this... but I dont know if I will need to up my current PSU.

I am also wondering if the HD5750 is a better option?

The 5750 performs similarly to this but is closer to £100 for the normal version. It does however use less power than your 3850 (the reference 4850 uses a couple of dozen watts more).

EndlessWaves;7981028

The 5750 performs similarly to this but is closer to £100 for the normal … The 5750 performs similarly to this but is closer to £100 for the normal version. It does however use less power than your 3850 (the reference 4850 uses a couple of dozen watts more).



Thanks very much.

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TehJumpingJawa;7978487

That isn't true, ]this article explains why.Here in the UK we have longer … That isn't true, ]this article explains why.Here in the UK we have longer (upto 6 years) but more vague protection ('reasonable' lifespan).



So what I've wrote isn't not true then

opened up a can of worms...

Im now thinking about upgrading the PSU, CPU and GPU. From what I have read AM3 chips will work on a AM2 board?

Argh keep the money and go back to baby item browsing for my unborn :P

can i fit this in my dell xps system?
don't know too much abt pc hardware or software for that matter lol.

GREAT price for a 4850 - but I have to admit that I'd probably spend that money on a 5670 instead.

The 4850 is faster for sure, but having DX11 means your 5670 will last you longer/the card will probably retain more of it's value should you fancy an upgrade later too.

Great price tho - if DX11 doesn't interest you it's the best card I've seen under £70 for eons - but if ultimate performance

hereafter;7982961

can i fit this in my dell xps system?don't know too much abt pc hardware … can i fit this in my dell xps system?don't know too much abt pc hardware or software for that matter lol.



You need to find out of your system has a PCE-Express slot - whether there is enough room in the case for a card of this size (smaller Dell cases often won't fit full-sized cards) and whether your PSU has enough power to drive this card (you need 450W+) and the right connectors.

On connectors - you need a 6-pin GPU adaptor (it almost certainly won't have one of those) or 2 spare 4 pin molex (HDD/DVD connectors) and a suitable adaptor (often included with the card)

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therealjohnpeat;7984095

GREAT price for a 4850 - but I have to admit that I'd probably spend that … GREAT price for a 4850 - but I have to admit that I'd probably spend that money on a 5670 instead.The 4850 is faster for sure, but having DX11 means your 5670 will last you longer/the card will probably retain more of it's value should you fancy an upgrade later too.Great price tho - if DX11 doesn't interest you it's the best card I've seen under £70 for eons - but if ultimate performance

therealjohnpeat;7984115

You need to find out of your system has a PCE-Express slot - whether … You need to find out of your system has a PCE-Express slot - whether there is enough room in the case for a card of this size (smaller Dell cases often won't fit full-sized cards) and whether your PSU has enough power to drive this card (you need 450W+) and the right connectors.On connectors - you need a 6-pin GPU adaptor (it almost certainly won't have one of those) or 2 spare 4 pin molex (HDD/DVD connectors) and a suitable adaptor (often included with the card)



xps 420 don't know anything abt the connectors but i got 375w psu might be a prob i guess.

therealjohnpeat;7984095

GREAT price for a 4850 - but I have to admit that I'd probably spend that … GREAT price for a 4850 - but I have to admit that I'd probably spend that money on a 5670 instead.The 4850 is faster for sure, but having DX11 means your 5670 will last you longer/the card will probably retain more of it's value should you fancy an upgrade later too.Great price tho - if DX11 doesn't interest you it's the best card I've seen under £70 for eons - but if ultimate performance

Tempted to get this to replace my 1GB 9600GT OC, but not sure if its worth it as the games I play (at 1080p) are very memory intensive so although this is clearly a more powerful card, 512MB might not cut it. I'd also want to know what the fan noise is like, my 9600GT is completely silent but I had a couple of 3850s before one of which was VERY noisy!

hereafter;7985264

xps 420 don't know anything abt the connectors but i got 375w psu might … xps 420 don't know anything abt the connectors but i got 375w psu might be a prob i guess.



With that PSU I'd stick to a GPU which doesn't need a dedicated connector - that means a 'Green' 9600GT/9800GT or equiv ATI - or a 5670 or something like that.

If your PC is the one shown here (casing-wise) you have the slot and the room for a fullheight card - but you still need to beware 'long' cards depending on where HDDs are installed or 'double slot' cards if you're using other slots (you need to open the PC up and take a look to cover those).

dell.com/us/…gen

On the "DX11 doesn't matter because it lacks power" argument, in 2-3 years when games demand DX11 it might be better to have it even if you disable most of the goodies - over not being able to run it at all and needing a new card.

Not everyone wants max power - some people want a card which will last longer and that's where a 5670>4850.

In 2-3 years there will be no exclusive DX11 games. They will all work fine in DX10.1, even DX9 most likely.
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