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Introduction to ASUS EAH4850 Radeon HD 4850 Graphics card
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 11:02

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Asus EAH4850 front
(Image from OCWorkbench)
Asus EAH4850 rear
(image from OCWorkbench)

OCWorkbench take a quick look at this card:

Today, AMD officially announce the Radeon HD 4850 Graphics card. As you are probably aware by now, the Radeon HD 4850 GPU is one of the highest most cost/performance ratio card that is just launched.

Based on the RV770 GPU, this card will have 800 unified stream processors. 256 bits memory width with GDDR3. It supports DX10.1 and SM 4.1. There will be an improved unified video decoder. The HDMI comes with 7.1 HD audio and it supports advance PowerPlay. The GPU clocks at 625MHz and memory will be 512MB of GDDR3 at 1GHz. A check on the GPU-Z show that the GPU runs at 625MHz and memory is at 993MHz. That is the official GPU CLK / MEM CLK of the reference ATi card.

Read the full review at OCWorkbench:

As usual, this card supports UVD2 that gives you the best images with low CPU utilisation. The PowerPlay also helps to conserve energy allowing you to run your system in a cool, quiet PCs. For the light gamers, 3D realism is realised with  DirectX® 10.1 capabilities and plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU upgradeability (4pcs on AMD 790FX based motherboard).

There is also the built in HDMI with 7.1 Surround Sound for single HDTV connectivity. This feature is enabled with an intelligent DVI to HDMI adaptor, no internal SPDIF or other audio cabling is required.

The card looks identical to the other Ref ATI Radeon HD4850 cards. The difference is the software that comes with it. This is good news for those who have not purchase the card. The ASUS EAH4850 comes with an overclocking tool that works better than the one built into the ATi Catalyst 8.6. In addition, you can now change the fan speed. You can't do that with the other cards even with ATitools or Rivatuner.

This card is now price in sub USD 200 levels, you can click on the pricing info on the top and bottom of each page to check for the best retail store.

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