Hey everyone! I've seen a lot of clubs in this forum about lots of hardware (q6600, asus m2n boards, general Ati and nvidia cards, etc.) so it really surprised me the lack of a club dedicated to which I consider the best video card (not the most powerful, mind you) we've been graced with so far.
Of course I'm referring to ATi Radeon HD4850.
Whether you are an Ati fan (member of the RED TIDE as it may
Being the most powerful GDDR3 solution ATi has currently to offer, it took the market by surprise after an almost indisputable market domination by the aging geforce 8 series from nvidia, offering enthusiast level graphics to a much more affordable mid-end market.
Having the nvidia GT200 chip just been released at rather exorbitant prices, the 4850 launch made the "graphics king" sit up and take notice and quickly take measures to compete against a card that was obviously meant to be the beggining of ATi's comeback in the form of the R700 GPUs. These changes included reducing the price of the 9800GTX and the launch of the 9800GTX+, as well as eventual (and very significant) price reductions for the GT200 series.
The purpose of this club, as with all others... would be to talk about this awesome card (and brag a little while we're at it), posting your 3dmark scores and experiences using games and other applications as well as overclocking, while at the same time providing help to those who have doubts about it.
I consider this necessary since posts about the 4850 seem to be all over the place and this helps organising a little bit.
Technical details (may vary depending on the manufacturer)
Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
Core clock: 625MHz (default)
Stream Processors: 800
Memory Clock: 1986MHz (default)
Memory Size 512MB (default)
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR3
DirectX 10.1 - OpenGL 2.0
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
CrossFire Supported Yes
Cooler With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported
2nd Generation 55nm GPU Solution
General reviews (other web sites):
HD4850 versus 9800GTX+:
Compare prices for the card:
NewEgg: Radeon 4850 Price list
Join today and prove the world what the current king of price-performance can do!
Note: Added a few things to make the club more flashy based on what I've seen elswhere. Don't expect this to be frequent
Note2: There are lots of data missing. If those who have already joined want to update their current info let me know.
Club Status (new):
Max Overclock: ZealotKi11er @860/1175
Average Overclock: 761/1153
Most popular brand: Sapphire
Total Crossfire: 11
Total PencilModded: 20
Club Members (new):
Generic Benchmarks (From anandtech.com. You can access to the original article in the previous link)
As a bonus I have a link to a site that has a few 1680x1050 wallpapers about this card (I won't post it here myself since I didn't make it). If you have others please share them:
Site is in spanish btw
On User request (and because I was planning on doing it eventually
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