Noise and Cooling
Throughout all testing, the 4850 was very quiet indeed, I would even say approaching mulnaz. This was thanks to the onboard fan spinning incredibly slowly and as far as I could tell (no temperature monitoring software seemed to work) the temperature of the card was pretty high as a result. However, it didn’t crash once, even though the heatsink was incredibly hot to the touch.
For the Sapphire 4850 GPU, you’ll be looking at laying out around £110 which places it firmly in the mid-range pricing bracket, slightly dearer than nVidia’s current mid-range offering, the 9800GT.