Hmmmm... 1GB 4850s surfacing

MichaelD

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Yeah, it's the initial price gouging Newegg's famous for. :roll: You can find deals on 512MB 4870's for this price! I'll take the GPU horsepower over additional VRAM any day.

Price is high now, but it will drop quite a bit after the 1GB 4870 hits the shelves. That's what I'm waiting for.
 

AmberClad

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It's also the exact same stock 4850 cooler under the fancy new shroud to boot, according to FUD. I would wait a bit to see what else crops up - I've seen some engineering samples with Zalman coolers.
 

MichaelD

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Single-slot solutions are handy; not everyone needs a high-horsepower monster GPU. But as hot as today's cards run (i.e. the 4850/70) you would think AMD would just stick to dual-slot designs. Even a half-ass dual-slot card dumps more than half it's heat outside the case.

Personally, I can't wait to have a dual-slot card again. My 8800GT dumps all of it's considerable heat inside the case. :(
 

nanaki333

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did the newer 4000 series cards have some sort of temp control or fan fix built in to make it idle at a more reasonable temp?
 

MichaelD

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Originally posted by: nanaki333
did the newer 4000 series cards have some sort of temp control or fan fix built in to make it idle at a more reasonable temp?
That's a very good question; and one I'm sure all the "non-super-early-adopters" (like me) want to know!
 

SSChevy2001

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Yeah it's been on newegg for a couple days now. If you find any review be sure to post a thread I'm curious to see if there's any difference. I doubt it though. 4870 should be different story with the extra bandwidth. Anyway games with bigger texture packs should also use that extra memory.
 

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