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  Reply # 155090 8-Aug-2008 00:30
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Woudln't have a clue about the Zalman heatsink sorry.
Does anyone know when/where the non-reference 4850's can be purchased as the 8800gts has sold?

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  Reply # 155102 8-Aug-2008 06:53
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Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850 DUAL SLOT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card - $307.00
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=7165

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850 Toxic 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E - $369.00 incGST
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=7166

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  Reply # 155274 8-Aug-2008 17:26
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Get the sapphire toxic, it has an awesome cooler on it (good to OC), apparently has better quality memory chips or something, and i think is factory OC'd.

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  Reply # 155415 9-Aug-2008 15:53
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Yep the Toxic is over clocked.

MSI has model R4850-512M with own cooler. Not sure if it's available in NZ yet?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127370

I've ordered the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850 DUAL SLOT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card.

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  Reply # 155466 9-Aug-2008 18:37
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Actually on seeing that, only get the toxic if you aren't tight on budget, because the current prices for the toxic are a rip. The dual slot sapphire comes in stock at $307 @ computerlounge next week.

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  Reply # 155477 9-Aug-2008 19:33
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I'll let you all know how good sapphire's dual slot cooler is when i get it.



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  Reply # 155514 9-Aug-2008 23:18
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charley: I'll let you all know how good sapphire's dual slot cooler is when i get it.


Sweet, yeah would be good to know. I'm definitely thinking the dual slot sapphire rather than teh toxic due to price, noise levels is a key factor for me, but at $307 can't go too wrong ;)



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  Reply # 155929 11-Aug-2008 15:47
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Sweet, ordered one of these:
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850 DUAL SLOT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card - $307.00
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=7165
Apparently there is a slight delay with shipping atm, end of this week/early next, but hopefully it'll be here soon :).
Until then, my desktop is out of commission.

I'll tell people about temps and overclocking ability of the card I get, after it's arrived.
It is probably the most affordable non-reference design I have seen.

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  Reply # 158687 21-Aug-2008 14:30
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Got my Sapphire Radeon HD4850 DUAL SLOT Card. The fan is very quite, ati profile has it at 25% max. The gpu temp when watching freeview is around 45-49 degrees celcius. The h.264 decoder works with powerdvd 8 patch with all channels. Havnt played any games yet so cant comment on it's performance in that respect.



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  Reply # 159897 26-Aug-2008 14:39
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Got the card, it's pretty sweet.
Haven't tried overclocking it much yet, just a little with ATI Tool, in 3d gaming it's most excellent, over 25% improvement and then I can whack 4xaa on aswell, on what I have at the moment, with DVB-T, it seems to be using the same processor usage as my previous card (G80 8800GTS), but there are probably optimisations I haven't done yet.
All up great card, am happy with it.
Now I just have to get dvb-t to work properly :)

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  Reply # 162298 4-Sep-2008 21:11
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baboeska: Hi,
I'm upgrading my computers video card from an 8800GTS 320
(here on trademe for $1 reserve: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=168800832 )
and I'm not sure which card to upgrade to.
I will be financially limited by what the GTS sells for, so $200ish is realistic.

The 9600GT is affordable at $240ish for a silent variant, however it really isn't very powerful and I like gaming.

The 4850 is really quite powerful I hear, but at $300 + extra for aftermarket silent cooling, I'm thinking it's a bit unrealistic.

I'd also like to buy a better psu down the track, so I'm thinking saving $100ish could be worth while.
I guess the question is, will I get a 25%+ performance increase via going for the 4850, because if not, I think the 9600GT is the best card in that price bracket.

So yeah, opinions?


Get the 4850 it has the same performance as the 9800GTX, also way cheaper

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