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ATI Radeon 4850 Cards from HIS, PowerColor, Asus and More

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With the recent release of ATI’s Radeon 4850, we’re seeing a whole bunch of 4850 cards cropping up all over the place. The cat is barely out of the bag but we’ve already seen boards from Gigabyte, Asus, PowerColour, VisionTek, HIS, MSI, Diamond and Sapphire.

It’s a little early in the game for comparatives denoting which card is better and what company it came from. Immediately following the launch of a chip it’s quite normal to see a rake of products from manufacturers that are, for all intents and purposes, pretty much the same deal. Major differences will be limited to the software companies include in the retail box (games, utilities etc), minor clock speed differences (+50 MHz or so) and connectors (DVI, HDMI, VGA, Display Port, etc - as well as combinations thereof). Later, say in about a month or six weeks, we’ll start seeing companies trying to differentiate themselves from others with better cooling and extreme editions.

Below is a list of some of the major manufacturers and specs for the 4850 cards they have on the market.

Official Product Specifications for HIS HD4850
Cooling:Single Slot Fan (active)
Stream Processing Units:800
Memory:512MB GDDR3
Shader Model:Version SM4.1
RAMDACs:2 x 400 MHz, 30-bit
High-Definition:H.264/AVC, VC-1, DivX, MPEG-2
Dual Link DVI:2 x 2560*1600 (Dual dual-link)
Bus Type:PCI Express x16 (2.0)

Official Product Specifications for PowerColor HD 4850
Core Speed:625MHz
Memory Speed:1986 MHz (1.986Gbps)
Memory Size:512MB
Memory Interface:256bit
Memory Type:GDDR3
HDMI Support:Yes

Official Product Specifications for Sapphire HD 4850
GPU:HD 4850 Chip/625 MHz
Memory:512MB GDDR3, 1986 MHz
Memory Interface:256-bit
DirectX/Shader-Model:DirectX 10.1, Shader Model 4.1
Infos zur Energieaufnahme:Low Power Consumption through ATI PowerPlay, Max. Board Power: 110W
Interface:PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Bus
Connectors:2x Dual-Link DVI with HDCP/TV-Out/HDMI

Sapphire HD 4850

Official Product Specifications for Asus EAH4850/HTDI/512M
Graphics Engine:Radeon HD 4850, 625 MHz
Bus Standard:PCI Express 2.0
Video Memory:512 MB DDR3, 1.986 GHz (993 MHz DDR3)
Memory Interface:256-bit
DVI Max. Resolution:2560 x 1600
D-Sub Output:Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1 )
DVI Output:Yes x 2 (DVI-I)
HDTV Output(YPbPr):YES, via HDTV Out cable
HDCP compliant:Yes
HDMI Output:Yes, via DVI to HDMI adaptor
Adaptor/Cable BundledDVI-to-D-Sub adapter, HDTV-out cable, DVI-to-HDMI adaptor

Official Product Specifications for the Diamond HD4850
GPU:HD 4850
ASIC Core:RV 770
Core Clock:625
Bus:PCI Express x16
Ports:2 Dual-Link DVI,Video Out (S-Video, Composite, HDTV)
MFG Process:55nm fabrication process
Transistor Count:666 million transistors on 55nm fabrication process
Cooling:Active – Fan Cooler
Memory Clock:993
Memory Configuration:16Mx32
Memory Type:GDDR3
Memory Bandwidth:147GB/sec
Memory Size:512MB
Memory Interface:256-bit
RAMDAC:400 Mhz

Official Product Specifications for GeCube’s HD 4850
Memory512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Bus supportPCI-Express 2.0
HDTV SupportYes
Built-in HDMI/HDCPYes

Click to read our review of the 4850: ATI Radeon HD 4850: Smarter By Design

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    revolink24 , June 28, 2008 8:28 PM
    What, did you just steal those from newegg? Some specs are missing, And I would rather have benchmarks and warranty info on all of the cards.
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    mr roboto , June 28, 2008 11:51 PM
    Ummm... They're all practically the same.
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    goonting , June 29, 2008 12:13 AM
    I think diamond wins the sticker competition here! hehehe
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    bf2gameplaya , June 29, 2008 7:27 AM
    "...for all intensive purposes..."

    tee hee, it's "for all intents and purposes".

    Good thing all those benchmarks made up for that skip, oh wait.
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    alganonim , June 29, 2008 12:26 PM
    LOL they taken old HD3870 specification and even didn't changed it,few more manufacturers made similiar mistakes ...

    "Official Product Specifications for the Diamond HD4850 GPU: HD 4850

    Transistor Count: 666 million transistors on 55nm fabrication process
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    marck , June 29, 2008 6:04 PM
    "for all intensive purposes" - lol

    If you are going to write a column, you really shouldn't write it half fast - lol again
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    turbolover22 , June 30, 2008 3:50 AM
    bf2gameplaya"...for all intensive purposes..."tee hee, it's "for all intents and purposes".

    I saw this exact phrase in an article somewhere else on the site last week. Looks like they need to add this one to their auto-correct dictionary.