Not surprisingly, the Radeon HD 4850 runs hot – all you needed to do was touch the card (a few split seconds was all we could bear) to confirm that. Still, it didn’t exceed the high temperatures posted by the Radeon HD 3870. Its record silence at idle also comes at a price, with a temperature 20°C higher than most cards in idle mode. This is another consequence of its limited heat dissipation. Temperatures never got abnormally high, however – but you will have to keep any heat-sensitive components away from a card like this, and including it in a home theater PC won’t be easy to manage.
By the way, here again the GeForce 9800 GTX + showed a slight benefit from the finer engraving of its GPU, since with an equivalent cooling system, the values we logged were 3 to 4°C below the 9800 GTX’.
$450 in Best Buy for a GTX 260.
And the 4850 is pretty close to the 280.
Ouu the 4870 is going to give Nvidia a run for there money
for the first time in a while.
P.S. +1000 -> 2222
MaxSmoothedFrameRate=62 in the Engine.GameEngine section
"it was unavailable due to the sloppy handling of this launch"
Seriously? AMD can't control if their retail partners screwed the pooch on the release date, because they were so anxious to get people this great product. They made sure the product was readily available well before the launch date.
They should be praised for not having a paper launch, not told that it was a sloppy launch, very poor form saying that.
Hell i went to best buy and bought 2 4850's on sunday, when the cards weren't even supposed to be available yet, the guy told me "they have been in stock for over a month in the back, they aren't supposed to be available yet but i can get two for you." Were the AMD police supposed to come and smack best buy on it's hand and keep me from giving them profits?
Sorry if i'm ranting, just put the blame where it belongs.
In french, but the graphs talk by themselves. Ho, and if you want a short translation = impressive and incredibly more efficient than Nvidia (if you compare the size of the GPU, yes it's A LOT more efficient)