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Hardware Palit Radeon HD 4850 Sonic

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Oct 2008.

  1. Tim S

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    "HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ 4 TurboX that is still unavailable and hasn't dropped in price despite hearing rumblings of a slight tweak happening"

    ???????????any info on the tweak
     
  3. Tim S

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    Price tweak... in the UK at least.
     
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    nice article, it just gets harder and harder to distinguish between the flurry of ati cards that dominante the mid range market. Its aweome!

    possible typo in 1st para of final thoughts, 3rd line and something about oc'ing memory a "big further", obviously should be bit. - thanks, fixed.

    peace

    fatman
     
  5. phuzz

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    Hmm, I picked up a Palit 8800GT about 6 months ago that came with a non reference cooler that was just RUBBISH (very loud, constantly on, no PWM), I replaced it with a nice zalman one in the end.
    Anyway, it left kind of a bad taste in my mouth as far as Palit are concerned, nice to see their ATI side is looking good.
     
  6. Tim S

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    Was it one similar to this one on the 9600 GT Sonic we used in our £400 gaming PC? Linky: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/06/11/building-a-400-gaming-pc/2
     
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    hey you mean admins, someone put a line through what i said, so i figured the typo was fixed. it isnt, the typo just has an extra letter now, sorry to be a pain over something so small

    peace
     
  8. Tim S

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    Haha, sorry, it should be fixed properly now. :\
     
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    Any chance you can let me know how loud the card was?
     
  10. Tim S

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    I don't think it's as quiet as the HIS/Powercolor at idle, but at load it's easily quieter than the HIS and probably a dead heat with the Powercolor.
     
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    Hm... Is the reference design 4-phase or 2-phase? From the pictures of it it seems like it's a 4-phase design but there are a couple of websites which says the reference is a 2-phase design?
     
  12. Tim S

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    I am fairly sure that it is four phases with two 'fets per phase, but I will ask for confirmation again...
     
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    On the chart, Crysis 1920x1200 0xAA 8xAF, DX10, High Detail.

    the Radeon HD 4870 1GB is listed as the 512MB
     
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    So...no "normal - analogue" TV out?
    Svideo or Component?
     
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    My guess is S-video, since Tim stated that there was no dongle with this card. (Just correct me if I'm wrong)
     
  16. Tim S

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    you can connect S-video directly to the card, but there's no Component (because of the lack of the dongle), but you can use one that you got with a previous purchase if you have one.
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Ok, that's covered, now roll on the 4870's with good cooling.
     
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    Reference card have 2-phase power supply for GPU not four. It's uses uP6201 - Dual-Phase Synchronous-Rectified Buck Controller.
    It's have two chokes per phase in parallel.
    SONIC is with much better power supply (3-phase).
     
  19. Tim S

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    Thanks for signing up to post this information. I've also had confirmation back from AMD and the reference design is indeed two chokes per phase - I've updated the review to reflect this fact.
     
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