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Gainward 4850 with GDDR5 Released

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March 19, 2009 10:13:48 PM

well they finally released the card, but sadly it is priced extremely high for a 4850.
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta...

153 euros is roughly equivalent to $210.

There are plenty of 4870s with 512MB of GDDR5 memory for under $200........so if the price of this card doesnt come down, then there is no reason to buy it.

Here a Sapphire 4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This card let me down.........Even if the performance is "close to" the 4870, the price makes it not worth buying.
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March 20, 2009 4:41:13 AM

Well it's not like they sell gainward stuff here in the states anymore. I was hoping that the they would die shrink the 4800 series and come out with something like a 40nm 4860 with GDDR5, but it seems like only the RV740 chip will be 40nm for now.
March 20, 2009 5:54:45 AM

megamanx00 said:
Well it's not like they sell gainward stuff here in the states anymore. I was hoping that the they would die shrink the 4800 series and come out with something like a 40nm 4860 with GDDR5, but it seems like only the RV740 chip will be 40nm for now.



There are a lot of problems with the 40nm die and a lot of shaders, thats why they didnt come out with a bigger chip. After they perfect the 40nm, they should definitely come out with a 5870 (or something to that effect).
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March 25, 2009 3:40:31 AM

so if u overclocked the 4850 w/ gddr5 to the 4870 levels, wouldn't it be a 4870 in benchmarks?
March 25, 2009 4:26:15 AM

FrozenGpu said:
so if u overclocked the 4850 w/ gddr5 to the 4870 levels, wouldn't it be a 4870 in benchmarks?


Yes it would. The only difference between the 4850 and the 4870 are the type of memory used, and the clock speeds, but the problem with this card is that it costs more than many of the 4870s, and that is NOT good.
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