Sapphire HD 4850

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Conclusion

It was a real shame that it wasn’t possible to compare any cards to the 4850, as in terms of bang for buck, we haven’t seen anything this good since the 8800GT last year. It may not be the cheapest card around, but it’s performance for the money is great. It also packs a quiet cooler and a fantastic software bundle. The only problem I could foresee is that it does get very hot, so adjusting the fan speed manually may be a good idea for those with a hot case.

In short, the 4850 from Sapphire is an excellent piece of kit if you can get your hands on one. If you’re looking for an upgrade, make sure to give this one a look.

Pros Cons
Good performance Runs very hot
Great bang for buck Not very striking
Quiet
Single slot cooler

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Thanks go to Sapphire for providing us with this card.

This review was syndicated on tech seed.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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