Reviews and Problems with Sapphire ATI RADEON HD 3850
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Solid piece of hardware. Installs easily. No hitches, no glitches.
20 May 2013
Summary: Very impressive product. Installs easily, works well even with my old machine running Windows XP. Just a heads up; the fan is a bit noisy, but is compensated by it's smooth operation. I give it 5-stars and one of these.
Summary: GPU/Mem @ 837/1066Mhz with Zerotherm CZ06 cooler at 1.254V on the GPU. GELID Extreme thermal compound on both GPU and VRM heatsinks. Fan upgrade on the Zerotherm. The performance is amazing! Original clocks were 669/829Mhz.
Summary: Price: fair (I paid 66 and 11 for s&h $77 total) Pros: great gpu, fair memory, nice speed. Cons: It freezes or crashes (frozen computer, black screen frozen computer, blue screen driver-related-crash), flickers desktop. Also: I had heard of it, but never seen it, NVIDIA does "paints" better than ATI (particles looks better on NVIDIA [smoke and shadows], tiny details are there [ATI ignores them]), I have just realized that with this card, that's the reason for the ATI...
Summary: Card works great for HD movies and video games, but the drivers were very difficult to install. I am not sure why it finally worked after the tenth uninstall and install using different ATI hotfix drivers.
Summary: I bought this knowing I was just trying to and older computer running a bit longer-- just like when you go out and buy what YOU KNOW is the last set of tires for a favorite car. I actually remember when the HD 3850 came out--a was a great day for gamers! Wooo Hoooo! I did my research and realized that over 90% of the current buyers of this product were just like me-- trying to keep an old AGP video based MOBO kicking for another year or so-- This is the best AGP card...