Gainward 4850 + GDDR5

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  1. There is almost no difference from a 4850 armed with GDDR5 then a regular 4870?
  2. I highly doubt the price would be much lower than the 4870.
    Depending on how hot it runs will make me decide whether or not to get it.

    Just a thought on this: By the time they get this out on the market, wouldn't the 4890 already be out? The 4890 should make the prices drop even lower on the 4870, and the 4850. So why wait for this card when it will most likely be the same performance and price of the 4870 by the time it comes out?
  3. Palit has already released 4850 GDDR5 version and are selling about 20% more than gddr3 version in India.
  4. Seems pretty pointless to me.
  5. hsetir said:
    Palit has already released 4850 GDDR5 version and are selling about 20% more than gddr3 version in India.



    If this is true then give me a link of where it says that.
    I just looked on their website (because of your post), and there is no such thing.


    Once again, I think this card will be pointless
  6. 4850's also have a lower clock.

    It wont be as fast as a 4870 but the upgrade from gddr3 to gddr5 isn't cheap either.

    It should sit in between both in price, closer to the 4870 while performing close to a 260gtx 192 core probably.
  7. ^That is a possibility, but remember the 4850 would need to OC in order to be able 2.

    To be honest, they might be pulling a change the label on the old 4870 512 cards.:D
  8. Its already at 700 on the core, so ocing wouldnt be required
  9. 4870's are 750 core 900 mem at stock so it's not quite going to be up to a 4870. If it was it would be a 4870. :D

    It is quite interesting though, considering you could easily have a faster '4870' for less. As usual, the price will dictate whether or not it's worth buying. If it's only 5-10$ less then just get a 4870 really, kinda why this is pointless with the 4870 coming down in price so much now.
  10. My mistake, I never did look at a stock 4850 lol:)
  11. boudy said:
    If this is true then give me a link of where it says that.
    I just looked on their website (because of your post), and there is no such thing.


    Once again, I think this card will be pointless


    http://www.techpowerup.com/86305/Palit_Quitely_Slips_In_HD_4850_Sonic_Special_Edition_Sports_GDDR5_Memory.html

    And here is the card being sold.
    http://www.theitwares.com/gfxcards/gfxcards.htm
  12. hsetir said:


    Is that even an actual retailer? ;)


    Since they don't even list it as a product on their website means 1 of 3 things.

    1. They could have run out of them and taken it off the website.

    or

    2. The card does not exist and it was just a rumor.

    or

    3. They took defective 4870s that could not handle high clock speeds and sold them off as a 4850 with DDR5 memory

    I'm leaning towards 3.....how about you?
  13. Rofl, you don't guess by that website design how much money that seller makes every month. The card has been bought by few users on Indian forums.
    The guess you make applies to Gainward too but it doesn't matter really because this card makes no point. FYI, Palit has been known for their over the top releases with higher rams, speedier clocks. This time they do it with memory type.
  14. So all this is, is a underclocked 4870 marked as a 4850. Odd.
  15. Yeah, really does seem closer to an underclocked HD 4870 than an overclocked HD 4850. Either way, it's not bad to have a card in the middle of the two, though it would've been more useful 6 months ago, when there was a significant cost difference, too.
  16. hsetir said:
    Rofl, you don't guess by that website design how much money that seller makes every month. The card has been bought by few users on Indian forums.
    The guess you make applies to Gainward too but it doesn't matter really because this card makes no point. FYI, Palit has been known for their over the top releases with higher rams, speedier clocks. This time they do it with memory type.


    :heink: lol

    Alright well, lets just wait and see how it does. Who knows, it could always just blow us out of the water (price/performance-wise). I would like to see some benchmarks on that Palit 4850 with DDR5 memory, that way it will give us a rough estimate of where this card's performance will be. Of course we can assume that the price will be in between the 4870 and the 4850, but the performance will decide whether you should get a 4870 or just go back to the 4850. :)
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