ATI Radeon HD 4850 Single and CrossFire Mode Review
21 April 2010
Conclusion: CDW now has the Radeon HD 4870 here for $349.99 . Newegg is selling the 4850 for $199.99. As more etailers get on the band wagon we fully expect pricing to drop particularly with Nvidia announcing the GeForce 9800GTX+. While we haven't had a long time to look at ATI's new Radeon HD 4850 series of cards what we have looked at in gaming performance is nothing short of amazing for a $200 card and from a company treading water only a year ago.
ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870: Gaming Performance Review
4 July 2008
Summary: In the previous article devoted to the new ATI architecture we revealed its significant potential. Now it time for us to move from theory to practice and check how well it will perform in contemporary games.
Pros: Excellent gaming performance, Outperforms Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX in high resolutions, Wide range of supported FSAA modes, Best edge detect CFAA quality in the industry, Excellent quality of anisotropic filtering, Impressive potential: 800 ALU, 40 texture processors and 16 render back ends, DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 support, Fully-fledged hardware HD video decoding, High-quality HD video post-processing with scalability, Built-in 8-channel audio controller wit...
Cons: Relatively high power consumption, Cooling system works at the utmost of its potential, Relatively high power consumption, High heat dissipation because of the non-optimal cooling system setup
Excerpt: Ridiculously high expectations are an occupational hazard in the computer chip industry. So, it's not often that a new product exceeds them. But by doing just that AMD's new ATI Radeon HD 4800 series of graphics cards, officially launched today, marks itself out as something seriously special.
Excerpt: Vorige week stond in het teken van de introductie van de GeForce GTX 280, nVidia's nieuwe vlaggenschip. Deze week is het AMD's beurt om een nieuwe generatie GPU's aan te kondigen. De RV770 chip vormt de basis voor de nieuwe Radeon HD 4850 en Radeon HD 4870 kaarten. Directe concurrenten voor de GTX 280 zijn het niet, want als we alleen naar prestaties kijken, blijft nVidia aan de top.