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    News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    A dual-GPU card for a relatively budget price.
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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    I saw this earlier today and was reading about the performance. I couldn't find any reviews on the 512mb version but the 1gb version seems very good!

    Also, the cooler also seems to work wonders in keeping the card cool, but it comes at a price with noise, and a lot of it according to one review.

    Great price though.

    EDIT: Another review also mentioned the cooler is noisy
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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    I saw this earlier today and was reading about the performance. I couldn't find any reviews on the 512mb version but the 1gb version seems very good!

    Also, the cooler also seems to work wonders in keeping the card cool, but it comes at a price with noise, and a lot of it according to one review.

    Great price though.

    EDIT: Another review also mentioned the cooler is noisy
    I know that from talking to Sapphire the company has gone to lengths to modify the BIOS profile on the 2GB version, whch is now much, much quieter. Those reviews are based on the original BIOS, understandly, and if anyone's interested I can try to get the newer BIOS direct from Sapphire.

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    How goods the power usage on this card? Alot more than a 9800GTX?.
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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    I think it's near time Hexus did some more bang for buck evaluations - there are some great prices out there at the moment.

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Is this really that good value!! I think two 4770s at about £150 and are alot faster and quieter. Ok, might not be on one card, but still....

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I think it's near time Hexus did some more bang for buck evaluations - there are some great prices out there at the moment.
    I agree, 4870 512mb for £100, then this for £136. I am curious to which one is better value.

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    I think this [4850x2] is much better on res above 1680. Below this resolution and it is pretty much a standard 4850. On higher res such as 1920x1200 its in between a gtx260 and gtx280 but not sure with less memory.

    I would choose this over a 4870, but the noisy cooler is a bit of a bummer.

    Also +1 for the bang for buck evaluation.
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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Hope the hexus guys dont mind but i redid some of the bang for bucks.


    BFG’s gtx 260 is now £166, an increase in price so found an identical spec novatechs own brand and heres the amazing bang for buck.
    I will try and get 1920x1200 scores from hexus for 4850 etc in a bit.

    Anything in brackets is the old pricing/score, if there isnt anything in place then it is still that or not worth noteing.

    PS: Sorry for the image, couldnt make a table!.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    I saw this earlier today and was reading about the performance. I couldn't find any reviews on the 512mb version but the 1gb version seems very good!

    Also, the cooler also seems to work wonders in keeping the card cool, but it comes at a price with noise, and a lot of it according to one review.

    Great price though.

    EDIT: Another review also mentioned the cooler is noisy
    yea this is the major down point, the cooler is very noisy

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Hope the hexus guys dont mind but i redid some of the bang for bucks.


    BFG’s gtx 260 is now £166, an increase in price so found an identical spec novatechs own brand and heres the amazing bang for buck.
    I will try and get 1920x1200 scores from hexus for 4850 etc in a bit.

    Anything in brackets is the old pricing/score, if there isnt anything in place then it is still that or not worth noteing.

    PS: Sorry for the image, couldnt make a table!.

    Hehe. Good job. I'm constructing a full table with a few more GPUs thrown in.

    I'll also contact Sapphire and see what they say about the cooler, especially with respect a fan-quietening BIOS.

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Another for lower range:




    lol forgot to delete columns
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Just like to come in with my 2p

    Awesome price - makes me cry given I spent £240 on two 4850s only 3 months ago.

    As for performance, my 2x4850 in CF at stock outperform my one GTX280 OC'ed by 27%, and 2x4850 cost a lot cheaper, so I can only gather that the 4850X2 is on a similar line for performance.

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    Re: News - Deal of the day: Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB for £136

    Hicks you forgot the 4870 512mb! Although it is mysteriously missing from most of the recent review charts (numbers seemed to show up last here). If it's been ignored due to less memory I find that a little strange since it scores almost identically to the 1024mb version.

    Going by the current price of £106.63 it hits a bang per buck of 2.727

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