AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/19/2008 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
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Hey everybody and welcome to yet again a new graphics technology release. It is only a few days ago since NVIDIA released their new flagship product the, GeForce GTX 200 series. Obviously they did that really strategically; shortly before AMD's launch of their Radeon series 4000 products. While NVIDIA is at the high-end with that particular product release, AMD does things a bit different. See, AMDs new products are targeted at the mainstream market, well slightly above it actually. The products announced will be twofold, the Radeon 4850 and 4870. The new leading mainstream products that quite frankly definitely do pack some really good punch.
So the rumors you heard were definitely true, the new product has a near billion counting transistor count, 800 shader cores and will come in both GDDR3 and GDDR5 flavors.
Most interesting will be AMD's pricing point, the Radeon 4850 (GDDR3) for example will start at a price of 199 USD. All in loads to talk and write about.
Initially this review was planned for next week, AMD however moved the release date upwards five days as apparantly the Radeon HD 4850 is already available in a lot of shops. So despite having a really stressful day, we think we can bring you a pretty decent and solid review today. And we did our best to get you a complete overview, so this review will cover AMD Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire results as well.
This launch definitely should be an interesting one, so therefore let's startup the review party people, it's definitely a good time to be in the wonderful graphics land right now for sure. Okay then, ready for the introduction of AMD's Radeon HD 4850 series?
Well my man .. head on over to the next page then.
Today a test and review on the new AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB. Obviously ATI is releasing a 1GB model to compete with the new Core 216 version of that GeForce GTX 260. The 4870 series really diggs that GDDR5 memory bandwidth, and what's the cheapest thing to do to gain some extra performance ? Increase the framebuffer volume. Now that by itself is not going to work miracles, yet in memory limited situations (loads of high quality textures, filtering and AA modes) it will help you here and there. And a little bit of extra bite is all the product needs to get beat that Core 216 card again.
AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire
A review with Crossfire results as well, on the all new Radeon HD 4850 from Force3D and PowerColor. Definitely a review worth reading.
AMD ATI Radeon 3850 & 3870 review
Today AMD will launch the Radeon 3000 series products, in specifically the Radeon HD 3850 and 3870. I'll give you a quick hint, these cards are roughly as fast a Radeon HD 2900 XT .. yet they are priced a very promising level; how does a price range of 149 to 249 USD sound ? See, performance wise a 149 USD Radeon HD 3850 will wipe the floor with the entire competitors GeForce 8500/8600 series easily and the 3870 will put up a great fight with the 8800 GTS. With new releases often also we can see a couple of new tricks. Today's announced products will see light of in the form of DirectX 10.1 support, the new UVD (video de/encoding) engine is now integrated opposed to the 2900 XT which didn't have it. Full PCI-Express 2.0 support, and a die-size based on 55nm to die for.