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Old 17-11-08, 05:56 PM
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Bigger the Better? I think Not!

Im currently in the market to buy a Graphics Card - to be exact im looking for a 4850

I currently have two in mind:

Gainward ATI HD 4850 512MB, GS

HIS HD 4850 IceQ 4 TurboX 512MB

I want to know which is the better out of the two. I know that the Gainward has the bigger numbers compared to the HIS, but from what I have seen I definitly know that bigger numbers doesn't neccessarily mean that it is the fastest.

So what do you guys think then?

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Old 17-11-08, 06:11 PM
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hehe I dunno m8, be sure they fit ur mobo/setup physically too.
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Old 17-11-08, 06:13 PM
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I should've made a poll for it.

I wonder if I can do that now.

For some strange reason I like the HIS version.

Although I may just get the Turbo version instead of the TurboX
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Old 17-11-08, 07:02 PM
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Go for the HIS, the cooler is a fantastic piece of kit and will easily allow maximum CCC overclocks with no troubles.
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Old 17-11-08, 07:08 PM
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Agreed with above. The HIS has an awesome cooler and is a very nice card. Funnily enough there is a review going live tomorrow that you _might_ be interested in
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Old 17-11-08, 07:19 PM
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Agreed with above. The HIS has an awesome cooler and is a very nice card. Funnily enough there is a review going live tomorrow that you _might_ be interested in
If it is what I think it is then it will definitly decide on what I buy in the few coming weeks.
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Old 17-11-08, 07:59 PM
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Another thing - if I get a normal HIS 4850 Turbo (NOT TURBOX)

Can I overclock it to match the clockings of the TurboX with any known tools (seems to be a dumb question, but I have never overclocked Graphics Cards)
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Old 17-11-08, 08:20 PM
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Another thing - if I get a normal HIS 4850 Turbo (NOT TURBOX)

Can I overclock it to match the clockings of the TurboX with any known tools (seems to be a dumb question, but I have never overclocked Graphics Cards)
The ATI CCC (Catalyst Control Center) is normally installed with the drivers and has a nice and easy overclock facility. It should easily be able to get you the TurboX speeds and beyond tbh
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Old 19-11-08, 09:32 PM
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In that case I'll will get the Turbo version. That way I can spend that £20 on something else
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Old 19-11-08, 11:20 PM
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No matter wich one of both u will get, u will be abble to OC !

I recently put a new sys for someone with a Gainward 4850 and could OC v easy !

I also have in my sys a Asus 4850 and here is the room much bigger for OC ! I could easely OC like this gpu 625/695 gddr 993/1110 with no problems what so ever !

Both of this cards i've worked r stock clocks. Buth the Gainward is with cooler, wich u get on GS and run much cooler and also quieter than stock cooling .
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