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Pros: Strange... I was able to max out the core and mem clocks in ATI Overdrive. It seems most people can easily push 4870 levels on the core (ATI Overdrive limits you to 700 MHz, well below the 4870) but most people can't get the memory too high. Did Biostar use underclocked RAM on their 4850? I hit 1200 MHz no problem, and all games are stable. Benchmarks verify the card is indeed overclocked.
Cons: Noisy. Biostar's cooler is kind of loud, but the most annoying thing is the pitch. It's not too high frequency, but definitely higher frequency than the 80 or 120 mm fans you may have in your system. Cooling performance also leaves much to be desired. I was hitting 105 degrees Celsius, which is bearable for the 4800 series core... but I'd prefer something cooler. I have a 120 mm Silverstone fan blowing on the card now, and max temps dropped to 78 degrees Celsius (furmark burn, overclocked to 700/1200.)
Other Thoughts: I suppose it doesn't make sense to purchase this card right now, with the 4860 (Sapphire-only) going for about the same price. Also, Nvidia is going to shake up the pecking order soon (in ~March 2010, about 2 months' time.) If you NEED a graphics card now, take a look at Sapphire's 4860. If you don't, wait for Nvidia. Otherwise, the 4800 series is a great bargain!
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Pros: Good card. Ran my games fast. cheap. fast shipping (3 days)
Cons: they say the memory is clocked at 2000 im only reading 1000
Other Thoughts: im goin to buy another for crossfire wen prices go down
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Good when it works
Pros: Fast good score on vista and win 7 benchmarks.
Cons: one of the two cards i ordered was doa. no crossfire for me. The card is slowly getting pushed out of the market segment at this price range and is getting harder to find.
Other Thoughts: It is unfortunate one card was dead and when I came back to the egg there were no more in stock. It was like I got the last two they had. Been with nvidia for several years thought i would give ati a try again, not a very good way to rekindle a relationship having only one of two cards work.
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