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.
Single Slot Fan (active)
Stream Processing Units:
2 x 400 MHz, 30-bit
H.264/AVC, VC-1, DivX, MPEG-2
Dual Link DVI:
2 x 2560*1600 (Dual dual-link)
PCI Express x16 (2.0)
1986 MHz (1.986Gbps)
HD 4850 Chip/625 MHz
512MB GDDR3, 1986 MHz
DirectX 10.1, Shader Model 4.1
Infos zur Energieaufnahme:
Low Power Consumption through ATI PowerPlay, Max. Board Power: 110W
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.