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[The Tech Report] A first look at the Radeon HD 4850

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Today, The Tech Report released their Radeon HD 4850 benchmark. The HD 4850 is ATI's upcoming mid-range graphics card, expected to retail at $199.

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The battle between AMD and Nvidia for the hearts, minds, and disposable income of PC enthusiasts is starting to get scrappy. First, AMD scheduled a press event to distract folks from Nvidia's GeForce GTX 200 series launch, which Nvidia subsequently pulled forward. Perhaps in retaliation, the green team then divulged plans to unleash a faster version of its GeForce 9800 GTX. This GeForce 9800 GTX+ will sell for only $229, dropping the vanilla 9800 to $199—conveniently stepping on the price point of AMD's next-gen Radeon HD 4850 graphics card. Lest it be outmaneuvered, and because cards are actually available for sale already, AMD has decided to lift the curtains on the 4850 a little early. Keep reading for our first look at AMD's new mid-range Radeon.
http://techreport.com/articles.x/14967















Looks like an excellent card. The only problem I can foresee is the high heat output, but the card manufacturers will probably add in their own dual-slot coolers.
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hot. gonna need an aftermarket cooler for overclocking.
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