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GIGABYTE GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 800 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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GIGABYTE brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their Radeon HD 4850 card. Based on the second generation 55nm manufacturing process, the Radeon HD 4800 series cards deliver best-in-class performance with higher clock speeds and provide break-through power efficiency management for tomorrow’s demanding applications.

The GIGABYTE GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 card has 1GB of high-performance GDDR3 memory, clocked at 1880MHz and the GPU core is clocked at 640MHz. Supporting AMD CrossFireX technology, two high-speed connectors on each card allow two or more cards to be used together for enhanced performance when installed in a CrossFireX compatible motherboard.

The Radeon HD 4850 incorporates the latest ATI Avivo HD Technology for enhanced Video display and features a second generation built-in UVD (Unified Video decoder) for the hardware accelerated decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD content for VC-1, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, considerably reducing CPU load. The card’s HDMI connector supports multi-channel audio formats (up to 7.1) and combines audio and video output on a single cable for direct connection to an HDMI ready display. Support for DirectX10.1 ensures the optimal performance and application compatibility with all DirectX10.1 applications and enables stunning 3D graphics and shading effects in the latest DirectX10.1 games.

  • newegg TeraScale Graphics Engine The new TeraScale engine combines over one teraFLOPs of graphics horse power, 800 stream processors and next generation GDDR5 memory, so you can enjoy the high resolutions and seamless frame rates previously only available with dual-card systems.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 10.1 Support The DirectX 10.1 GPU with full Shader Model 4.1 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg Enhanced Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering Enhanced anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering (AF) smooth jagged edges and create striking graphics with unparalleled realism so you can max out the settings of the most demanding next-generation games.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 Interface The PCI Express 2.0 x16 interface delivers an ultra-high data rate of up to 16 GB/s, and is backward compatible with PCI Express x16 (PCI-E 1.0), so you can upgrade the graphics of your existing system with the GIGABYTE GV-R485MC-1GI.
  • newegg ATI Avivo HD Integrated into ATI's next-generation ATI Radeon HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering flawless smooth HD video playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding (UVD) capability. ATI Avivo HD also introduces a new era in PC to CE connectivity with built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio, which enables a truly easy, one-cable connection to your big-screen TV or home theatre receiver.
  • newegg ATI CrossFireX ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GV-R485MC-1GI

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • DIMITAR D.
  • 11/6/2013 8:27:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill works in all those years

Pros: Silent, no fan.
Descent performance.
Can overclock, cool uitility, temperature reading,
however I never used it.

Cons: Still not super powerful.
Cannot support 3 monitors

Other Thoughts: Im not a power gamer. However I might run an old game a few times a year.
A year and a half ago I upgraded to a Biostar Z77 mb + i5 ivy bridge. I disabled the video in the i5 and I use this Radeon + old GF 7200 for my 3d monitor.
Onboard intel 4000 cannot work with the radeon together. I dont remember well, but I think it was intel's fault.

About the card.
Since there is no fan the card is sensitive to temperature and airflow.
Casing needs to be closed for better airflow and cooling. Working with opened PC case is not a good idea.

Almost 4 years later I still cant find a good replacement for a low price. Still performs well.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 1/9/2013 9:20:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working

Pros: 4 years and still working fine. Never had any kind of overheating issues(live in Florida to), performs well. Even newer games run fine at medium settings.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: They don't make anything like this anymore. High end passively cooled gfx cards seem to be a thing of the past.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/7/2010 2:30:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot worth the money

Pros: Fan less, 256-bit, and HDMI,

Cons: Issues from about right after I put it in my system. My would shut off for no reason. I have adjustable fan speeds in my case and I had them on High and to be honest even on low they did not blow out much hot air. So I don't think it was a heat issue. I have an electronic heat sensor multi-meter and the inside of the case never got over 60 degrees. Even when I touched the sensor directly on the video card the hottest it got was 80 degrees. Not that hot. Anyway, for the money I would not purchase this card only because I really didn't see a difference in the picture quality over a 1GB 128bit Nivida fanless graphics card.

Other Thoughts: I used this system for a media center, and it is hooked up to a 32 inch Toshiba LCD 1080p TV which it was working great then after putting this video card in about 3 months later my power supply died and now the video card? My PS was an Antec True Power 750Watt I had a dedicated PS cord to the video card. My system has a Quad Core Q9400 8GB RAM DDR2 1066Mhz and MSI G45 Digital Motherboard all in an Antec mini P180. This was all backed up by a UPS. Once I took the Video card and Power supply out and replaced it with a 500Watt PS I had on hand the system fired right up.

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  • Brett M.
  • 4/11/2010 6:18:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHot!

Pros: 4850 reign at the top of price/performance may finally be threatened, but its had a long haul and is still a great value with a sale or two. Plenty of power for nearly all modern games at non-crazy resolutions.

Cons: Without a fan, this thing gets dangerously hot. I've had it melt a cable sitting against the heatsink. No kidding.

Kinda defeats the purpose of paying a premium for a fanless card if you need to purchase a fan for the thing, doesn't it?

Other Thoughts: I actually paid less for mine last August than its currently running for, and that severely degrades its value. This is likely due to AMD attempting to push people to its newer generation of cards by phasing out production of 4xxx series chips.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/29/2010 5:13:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMaybe they haven't "solved" those heat problems...

Pros: Pretty decent performance. Silent.

Cons: Died after 10 months.

Other Thoughts: I had this card for 10 months and played many games on it. Yet a couple days ago, my LCD went on powersave in the middle of an Oblivion game, and the card has never come back, despite reboots and driver updates. (Its not the LCD either, tried a different one) I would have given this card four stars, but a video card should never just up and die in less than a year.

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  • J T.
  • 2/16/2010 7:51:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPure Awesomness

Pros: Sweet card, no fans (like I need any more), substantially out performs the aging 3870X2 it replaced, scores 7.5 on Win7x64 performance index, runs exceptionally cool highest I've seen is 35C under full load, 25-28C idle (stays in a cool basement, in addition to the 7 case fans I have in my system).

Cons: VGA port perhaps? Not a con but an additional DVI port atleast would've been nice, if it'd fit.

Other Thoughts: Really nice card, couldn't believe how much it out performed the 3870 X2 it replaced, by some 3000fps in some areas of bench tests! I've 7 case fans in my system (yet its still suprisingly quiet) and they keep this baby well below its threshold. If you need a budget performer, you may want to snatch this (or the nv version) up as I don't see them being around much longer.

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  • Nicholas T.
  • 11/10/2009 8:45:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSound problems

Pros: Great card, silent, does't run too hot, despite being fanless.

Cons: The sound device built into the video card (????) conflicted with the sound built into the motherboard. I tried absolutely everything short of re-installing Windows. I reinstalled audio and video drivers for the card, un-installed and re-installed drivers for built-in sound. Disabled and re-enabled sound via BIOS. Set my audio out to video card and then back to built-in audio via the Control Panel Sound thing. Eventually just bought a cheap sound card at Worst Buy. That worked.

Other Thoughts: I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe, which is a rather old motherboard, so maybe it's just a matter of the driver for the built-in sound not being written properly. However, I had the same problem in Ubuntu (I dual-boot) so maybe it's a BIOS/ACPI thing?

I never tried hooking up the HDMI from the video card to see if that audio was working. My speakers don't take HDMI. My TV does, but I was too lazy to move my computer over there just to see if a feature I didn't want to use worked. I just wanted to use plain ol' analog sound from the mobo.

So, it could be the card itself works fine. The audio for the video card works and it's just a problem with my motherboard. But, regardless, I bought a video card and got problems with my audio, was not expecting that... works great now though, playing L4D2 demo, much better than the 7600GT I upgraded from.

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  • Michael H.
  • 11/5/2009 10:53:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful card for noise haters

Pros: Fast - Completely Quiet - Well made

Cons: Absolutely none

Other Thoughts: As an IT Specialist for 25 years, I can recognize a truly special computer product. This is, without a doubt, the best video card I have ever installed/ owned (and I have installed and owned many).

I am averaging 37c idle and 49c load on demanding games/programs. To the reviewers who are having major heat issues with this thing it just doesn't add up or make sense. Are you using the card in a closed case? Do you have any case fans that are actually working? Pasively cooled high power video cards need air flow through a computer case. Most modern cases have this so I am at a loss regarding the stories of over heating issues told by some.

Also, the 4850 drivers are very mature and seem to work well with everything.

I was an Nvidia fan for many years and was drawn to ATI by the fact that they are still the only game in town as of right now if you want to be able to hookup to an HD monitor using an hdmi cable, with no other cables or adapters, and get digital sound over the hdmi.

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  • JOHN M.
  • 10/22/2009 6:06:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQuiet? Yes - Crossfire? Dunno

Pros: Fanless design on a card a bit shorter than I had antisipated (shorter than my 8800GTX). My side fan is keeping it (just one) at 60C at 90+ load running Folding@home.

Cons: I have two cards purchased at Newegg but neither one came with the Crossfire bridge so I'm waiting on Gigabyte support. Very disappointed.

Other Thoughts: My purpose was to build a quieter gaming rig leveraging my 120MM fans... still waiting.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/21/2009 1:02:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card for the money!

Pros: Great price and performance for the money.
Silent and surprisingly good cooling performance for passive cooling. I managed the temp below 70c-75c all the time while fully running 3D.

Cons: I don't know why Gigabyte added VGA port?

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