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    Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Just how good is it?
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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Well Its Safe To Say That What Ever AMD/ATI Have Done They Have Done It Good

    Welcome Back

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    Watch Out Nvidia

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Great... Looks good now
    Btw, typo on penultimate page "Crysys"

    And last page title is:
    "Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - high-end, and preliminary thoughts"
    shouldn't it be Final thoughts?

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Great... Looks good now
    Btw, typo on penultimate page "Crysys"
    Fixed - cheers!

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Fixed - cheers!
    No probs...

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Great... Looks good now
    Btw, typo on penultimate page "Crysys"

    And last page title is:
    "Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - high-end, and preliminary thoughts"
    shouldn't it be Final thoughts?
    Nope, because we've not looked at multimedia performance, architecture, and talked about clock speeds and overclocking.

    That'll all come on Wednesday, so these are preliminary thoughts.

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Ok fair enough... I though the other one from yesterday was the preliminary one and this review is quite a bit more extensive... yeh but you are correct its still missing those things, so isn't final

    Its quite odd that it gets beaten by the 9600gt at low resolutions but keeps up with the 9800gtx at high resolutions... I think when drivers are improved a bit this should pick up a bit of performance...

    Also just a general remark about the 3d mark Vantage benchmark. Is it really relevant for today gaming? It seems like 3d mark 06 is still more demanding than all games (other than crysis)...
    Last edited by SiM; 20-06-2008 at 11:48 PM.

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    The reason it's missing them, stupidly, is because ATI won't let us publish those facets of the review but is more than happy for everyone to disclose the numbers.

    There's also the little matter of Radeon HD 4870 to contend with.

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Ok fair enough... I though the other one from yesterday was the preliminary one and this review is quite a bit more extensive... yeh but you are correct its still missing those things, so isn't final

    Its quite odd that it gets beaten by the 9600gt at low resolutions but keeps up with the 9800gtx at high resolutions... I think when drivers are improved a bit this should pick up a bit of performance...

    Also just a general remark about the 3d mark Vantage benchmark. Is it really relevant for today gaming? It seems like 3d mark 06 is still more demanding than all games (other than crysis)...
    3DMark Vantage does test various facets of DX10 performance and gives an easily repeatable benchmark that users can run to gauge their card's relative prowess.

    You won't see it in retail card reviews, just in launches, and it will be accompanied by various additional tests that help explain the efficiency and purpose of the architecture. But that's for another day.

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    £125 ? i have seen it as high as £160 , your take on a mid range system makes my system look like a bargain basement system lol . as always a nice read

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Here's one that's purported to be in-stock - £117.87, including VAT, excluding delivery.

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...&NavigationKey

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    It's great to see these benchmarks. But what about something for the non-FPS gamer? Why not The Witcher, Oblivion and some MMO stuff (and yes I realise the difficulties, but that's no real excuse for everyone ignoring the largest section of the PC gaming market).

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    I reckon they focus on FPS games so much as they are often the most demanding on FPS for a good gaming/competetive experience.

    Whilst the 4850 looks exceptionally good for the cash, when upgrading from a 320MB 8800GTS Its looking like the GTX260 is going to be the one for me unless the 4970 is something really spectacular!

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    Here's one that's purported to be in-stock - £117.87, including VAT, excluding delivery.

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...&NavigationKey

    out of stock , anyways back on topic . why do any of the benchmarks not have the res of 1680x1050 ? , i wanted to see what they perform like at this res

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    I'm really not impressed Nvidia 9800GTX+ should be coming out soon. might be the better buy.

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    Re: Analysis - ATI Radeon HD 4850 - benchmarked against mid-range and high-end GPUs

    Welcome back to the game, ATI!
    I have to say, the figures were frankly shockingly good, and I will be eagerly awaiting the CrossFire results, too. It will be interesting comparing results at the same price level, it could well make things very interesting indeed for the middle-upper range...

    Definitely looking forward to the full review, and if the 4870 is priced as has been suspected, the market could well be seriously interesting soon.

    Regarding game selection, to be honest I do tend to read around reviews until I find ones covering Oblivion. Oblivion on maximum settings can be very demanding, and every extra frame per second means it can take more modding. Dedicated Oblivion fans will tend to play with extreme texture packs (like QTP3) and mods that add more objects visible at distance. Such a tricked out Oblivion is probably the harshest test possible

    Edit: The 4850 appears to be around £130 at realistic current launch prices. Two of them, hence, would be £260. nVidia's 280 is around £430, and the 9800 GX2 comes in at £330. Looking at x2 crossfire reviews on other sites, it seems that when it fails, it is simply useless, but when it works, it completely smashes the performance of these more expensive cards! I'm sitting here, giggling in delight at having a proper graphics card competition again!
    Last edited by Rosaline; 21-06-2008 at 07:31 AM.

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