Radeon 4850 and 4870 review Force3D
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/09/2008 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
So guys, there you have it. Quite honestly, this review was virtually identical to the reference reviews as the products from Force3D obviously are 100% reference based. But heck, if priced competitively enough, there's nothing wrong with that at all as for the money they are just so much fun. Though I do hope one day to see Force3D making products with custom cooling and make that included bundle a little more attractive. It's what is needed to differentiate yourself from others in the harsh graphics card market.
We hope that Force3D will successfully make a way into the European, Asia and US market as we definitely like what we see. The reality right now is simple; you can't go wrong with a 4850 or 4870. But still, the look and feel of their products is just really good.
At 199 USD the Radeon HD 4850 just offers astounding, seriously let me say that again, astounding performance for the money. You really can't go wrong with that product, no matter what brand you purchase. Though slightly more expensive I do like to recommend you guys a Radeon HD 4870. The cards do get really hot and the 4870 has cooling designed top push out the hot air from the PC where the 4850 will dump it inside your PC. Next to that the overall performance of the 4870 is just amazing to see, it has that extra little bite that I like so much ton see as a reviewer. Let's recap a little, we have been playing Call of Duty 4 at 2560x1600 with 4xAA and all image quality setting maxed out at an average of 40 frames per second.
Crysis performance is pretty darn good. Race Driver GRID pushed the card towards leading performance and in my favorite new title, Mass Effect, the card again was faster than a 399 USD GeForce GTX 260. So yes, we can discuss it over and over again but money wise you just can't go wrong with the Radeon 4800 series, you'll love them without any doubt.
Thank to Force3D for submitting their products to undergo a review. Obviously in the future we'll work closely with them to get some more of their stuff reviewed. Keep an eye out for them, as I expect you'll be hearing more of them.
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