Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search

SAPPHIRE 100216L Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 320 Stream Processors
  • 256MB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the Sapphire Tech 100216L

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the Sapphire Tech 100216L

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Tim J.
  • 2/16/2008 8:53:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFor price you get alot

Pros: Well I don't own this but installed it for my roommate. Can score a solid 10,000 on 3dmark06 with proper CPU and Ram not to mention it's abilities when overclocked. He is looking forward to his Crossfire system that he will be ordering soon, will post another review when he does it. Can play Crysis (med./high) 1024x768, Rainbow Six Vegas, COD 4, GoW and just about everything else, with two of them I am sure it will be able to do that at High resolution.

Cons: Not a 3870 or 8800 but uhh... for the price no complaints (not a con)! 256Mb on board ram (restriced to lower res and can't render high textures as quickly).

Other Thoughts: Great card, if you have one already, then get two, and overclock them, be happy. Crossfire has a significant increase over a single card. However if you haven't purchased one yet, look for the 3870 or 8800gt, they are just a little higher and noticeably more powerful

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2008 9:36:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Card

Pros: This card can't be beat for the money. For almost every game out there, it performs very well with the default clocks. (300 GPU, ~800 Memory clock)

Cons: This isn't the best card out there. (well, who wants to pay $500 for a vid. card anyways?)

Other Thoughts: This card failed me a little on crysis... for a while. I tried every little tweak that existed, with the ATI drivers, and in crysis. None worked to up my frames. Then I tried ATI overdrive built in to their catalyst driver suite. (it's now at 700 GPU clock, and 1000 memory) This upped my frames a lot, and it throttles the GPU down if it gets too hot. I now play crysis at very high, but medium shadows. Works fine! Defenitely the best card under $200.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Nicholas K.
  • 1/4/2008 1:11:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsHD3850

Pros: Ran Counter-strike Source at an average of 117FPS and ran COD4 maxed out 4xAA at 50FPS, but i did get it to hit 18fps with just throwing a grenade at the ground.

Cons: Got Unreal Tournament 3 for Christmas and installed it, thinking "This ATI card is gonna rock!" Boy was i wrong, I got worse FPS then i do with my 7600GT. My 7600GT can run it at medium settings "all 3's", but the 3850 ran it on 2's and i had to turn other things down to. That really messed it up for me. JUST SAY NO TO ATI.

Other Thoughts: Thought since ATI and AMD joined they might actually have better drivers. What a mistake! Nvidia is way more stable.

2 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Cliff G.
  • 12/18/2007 7:03:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good value

Pros: Huge upgrade from my 6800GS. Great price/performance ratio. Plays BF2(still my favorite) great at max settings and 8xAA.

Cons: I wish Catalyst allowed fan adjustment. Can run a bit hot with stock fan settings.

Other Thoughts: Used a widely available, free program to set fan speed to fixed 49%. Runs quite a bit cooler now, both at idle and under load. Was seeing temps at full load in low to mid 80C's, now in high 60C's.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • vernon n.
  • 12/18/2007 4:57:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworth the wait?

Pros: throughput from the stram processors pcie 2 and the mem/ bus. oblivion with qurls texture pack 3 framed pretty high. lost planet framed well as did crysis demo on medium settings,

for the price an excellent card.

Cons: dont have 2 in xfire

Other Thoughts: I am happy with it. purchas3e4d from the egg around thanksgiving. The egg is always good .

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 12/16/2007 5:43:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I really like this card. It runs CC3 and Company of hero's maxed out prefectly. No problems with instulation. Great price for what you are getting.

Cons: nothing.

Other Thoughts: Now that i know how good this card is i kinda wish i would have gotten the 512 MB version. But still a great buy.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Richard S.
  • 12/14/2007 11:17:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice little card

Pros: Very nice card for the money. Replaced a 7900GTx on the kid's pc and this card performs better in some games. Picture quality is great.

Cons: Could not get it to run on a Stiker Extreme to check higher resolutions.

Other Thoughts: The kid's can run this card all day with no hiccups or issues. Does get a little warm but still relatively quiet. If you game at 1280 X 1024 this is a very good deal.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • James S.
  • 12/14/2007 11:29:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBogus

Pros: Price and claimed performance versus competition IF the card had worked.

Cons: The card ran incredibly hot and got hot fast. In just the time it took to reboot and start installing drivers it got so hot the glue that held the graphics sticker on the cards plastic housing melted and the sticker fell off. I never did get the card to run. After I shut down the computer and opened the case, I burned the tip of my finger on the plastic housing. This card only ran a few minutes total to get this hot. AMD tech support was pretty good and the ultimate result was: They agreed the best course of action was to return the card to the vendor.

Other Thoughts: Lots of time and money wasted. It has been over two weeks since first buying this card and I am still waiting for the refund to post so I can buy SOMETHING ELSE!(item was out-of-stock for replacement, which actually makes me happy).

1 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Daniel W.
  • 12/14/2007 9:24:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Performer

Pros: Fairly Cheap, Good Performer, Doesn't seem loud and very efficient at idel

Cons: Not really a con but the card is long so make sure you have room

Other Thoughts: I was surprised by this cards performance. I bought it for my office computer and had no intentions of playing games on it. However I couldn't resist at least trying a few titles out. Anyways, it blows away my 7800Gt SLI setup. I played Half Life 2, Call of Duty 4 and the Crysis Demo. With exception of Crysis I run the graphics at full res on a 1280x1024 screen and it does fine. Crysis I can play at 1280x1024 with everything on medium and a few on high without issue. My 7800GT SLI setup...can't even begin to play Crysis. My other hardware isn't really that fancy either (5600X2, 2G of DDR2-800, cheap 430 watt pwr supply)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Kathy H.
  • 12/14/2007 7:09:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: As advertised. No problems.

In price/performance, seems to stand alone.

Cons: Runs hot. At initial start up, I could smell it. However, this was in a just built computer. Added a GPU fan.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Related Products
The SAPPHIRE HD 6450 FleX incorporates an exclusive ...
The SAPPHIRE HD 5450 graphic cards offer complete ...
Model Brand DIAMOND Series BizView Model BV5001G Form ...
A great combination of performance and value, the ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau