First Radeon 4000 series review

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by fischju, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    PC Perspective has the first review of the single GPU Radeon 4850, MSRP is $199

    Results: A little faster than the 8800GT, about the same as the 9800GTX. Great performance for the price. The other RV770 cards, the HD 4870 and HD 4870x2 (with up to 2GB of GDDR5) are what to look out for now.
  2. Trolly

    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 14, 2007
    Behind you! I know you looked!
    Looks good, though I'm starting to think the 3870 will cane everybody's asses. nVidia's answer to it (the 9800GTX+) is hardly better than the 4850, so they're in for a kicking.
    Also, 9800GTX+ review here:
  3. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

    Apr 29, 2007
    Kikkoman Factory
    the 4850 looks good, but it runs waayy too hot. Almost boiling temperatures (90+ degrees C!) and almost no overclockability because of it. Then again, it's only a single slot cooler.