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Best ATI 4850?

Poll Results: Which Manufacturer?

 
  • 8% (4)
    Powercolor
  • 2% (1)
    Gigabyte
  • 20% (10)
    HiS
  • 20% (10)
    Asus
  • 47% (23)
    Sapphire
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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Basically ive always been a nvidia fanboy.. i admit it

and my 8600gt is dieing and im looking at the 4850 price - performance ratio and i like. would 1gb make a differance over the 512mb's?

just wondered if any perticular manufacturer is better and if anybody knows any aftermarket coolers that fit nicely?

Many Thanks,
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post #2 of 24
I voted HIS. But I don't honestly know. But I know the HIS IceQ3 3870's were one of the best out there .
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Visiontek they have life time warranty
    
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powercolour is a great brand....

i have tried 2 of their cards..... X800GTO X1950PRO

both run very cool & never any problems....

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post #5 of 24
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A couldn't see any visiontek 4850's Listed?

Many Thanks For Your Imput.. I Think Im Gonna Wait Untill The Dual Slot Coolers Come On The Market
post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
Visiontek they have life time warranty
I with the Russian, Visiontek has my money!


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Originally Posted by tht-kid View Post
A couldn't see any visiontek 4850's Listed?

Many Thanks For Your Imput.. I Think Im Gonna Wait Untill The Dual Slot Coolers Come On The Market
I sure the daul slot coolers will be nice but the current fan is set to max @ 27% max pushing the max to 50% gets it cool without too much noise increase... So I am not sure if you really need to wait!
Edited by 2Late4Me - 6/30/08 at 8:12am
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post #7 of 24
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Visiontek they have life time warranty
If warranty is your main criteria go with Russians advice.

I voted Sapphire since mine was only $185 shipped, and the warranty
was voided when my Dremel hit the HS 10min after the card arrived.

I pulled the blue wire so the fan runs @ %100, sounded like a busted
chainsaw for the first hour, fairly quiet now though.
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post #8 of 24
Visiontek =) $150 at bestbuy first week of June
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post #9 of 24
Definatly Visiontek because of the warranty. I do however say that all the other brands pretty much are equal - ATI partners pretty much offer the same thing unless it is a special edition.
    
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post #10 of 24
anything wrong with diamond since its not on the poll?
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