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PowerColor vs Saphire (HD 4850)

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March 15, 2010 5:15:49 AM

Any difference between the PowerColor HD 4850 and the Saphire HD 4850 in terms of performance?

There is definitely a difference in price between the two! :D  :D 
March 15, 2010 5:42:35 AM

Nope, theyll perform just the same, unless said otherwise, the thing thatll differ is the after sales service
March 17, 2010 1:01:15 PM

Then i'll definately go for the cheaper ogf the two :lol:  :lol: 
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March 18, 2010 3:30:22 AM

Depends on the ram. Some 4850s have 1 gig if I am not mistaken which will affect performance.
March 18, 2010 5:03:51 AM

Yea thats a good point i forgot to notice werxen, starges are they 512 or 1gb versions? or are both the same? What resolution you gaming on?
March 18, 2010 5:09:40 AM

Both 512mb.

Am using a 17' crt (yeah... i know), so am gaming at 1024x768.
Atill haven't found a good 19''-22'' lcd under $180.
March 18, 2010 5:13:39 AM

Look at a AOC 2236vw i think it is, rocking on one now, great monitor, full hd, only thing it doesnt have is speakers and HDMI.
If both are 512mb, just go for the cheapest one
March 18, 2010 5:26:41 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Look at a AOC 2236vw i think it is, rocking on one now, great monitor, full hd, only thing it doesnt have is speakers and HDMI.
If both are 512mb, just go for the cheapest one


Got a link to the monitor? :o 
March 18, 2010 5:31:25 AM

I rock the sapphire one in my rig right now and it has not let me down - granted I also put in an aftermarket zalman all copper heatsink. If they both have equal ram - go cheaper. If you plan on keeping this card for awhile - get the 1 gig version of the 4850 and save yourself the hassle of being disappointed in the future. I game at 1080 resolution and this 512 megs of ram really kills my AA and AF abilities. Beyond that it still kills everything I throw at it.
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