Interesting, thats the first 4850 i have seen with GDDR5, they usually come with GDDR3 because otherwise they are just a 4870 with lower clock speeds and you can OC it to the same performance as a 4870. Im going to check it out on the Sapphire site to make sure its not just an error on newegg.
Edit: I cant find it anywhere on the sapphire site, they might just be downclocking older 4870s to 4850 levels and trying to clear them out.
All the sites only link back to newegg, if it was on tiger direct too then i might believe it, but its like the i5 760 newegg has listed right now that they made up specs for and said it was 32nm and had hyper threading for several days.
The 4850 with gdr5 possibilities go back to before the 4850/4870 were released. Thanks to misprints rumors start about a model existing. Try to find that model of 4850 with gdr5 on Palit's web site and you find this, gdr3. http://www.palit.biz/main/vgapro.php?id=755#spec
Against all things that make sense. I can't find any info for this model on Saphires site,
but Newegg has a photo of the box, where you can clearly see 4850 and gddr5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...
What is this card clocked at ? Would it give a better experience than a normal 4850 ?
Would it overclock and be equal to a higher model ?
Who knows ? lol
Well, at this point I'd say it's not a miss-print, though not providing the clock(s) is a little disconcerting.
I would hope at least the core is 625Mhz (ref), while the memory clock is probably something different, as DDR3 is reference at 993 MHz (1986 DDR), and the 4870 is 1800 MHz (3600 DDR). So it’s probably somewhere between that, making the memory band-width almost certainly higher than the4850 63Gb/sec; though wouldn’t expect it to be a much a 4870’s 115Gb/sec.
The question would be is this a good OC’r... man that’s a crap-shoot. Even if you could find even 5-10% that’s still 650-685MHz, not really close to the 4870’s 750MHz (or 10-12% under the ref 4870). With the price currently of $80 (–AR$10) it’s a really hard sell, given there’s a "pedestrian" Asus 4870 right today for $90 (working a $30 rebate). If that 4870 disappears and we get someone to post confirmation of spec and clocks, I might consider this to be a good deal cause other 4870's are more often $140