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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3850 DirectX 10.1 100228L 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card

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  • 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • 2 x DVI
  • 320 Stream Processors
  • AGP 4X/8X

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3/ 5
8 years later

Pros: works....
now AMD

Cons: hot.
not as efficient as nvidia cards of their time.
Even today AMD still aren't.
$221 for it's time.... jeeeez has tech come a long way

Other Thoughts: Maybe next time I'll write reviews sooner... LOL

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Still Going Strong!

Pros: I've had this card for about 7 years and it's still hanging in there!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Well worth the investment.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
One of the Best AGP Cards

Pros: Was a great for its time. One of the best budget cards out there.

Cons: Although the power requirement was 450 watts, the recommended amperage was 30 amps on the +12V rail, which a lot of PSUs did not have at the time.

Other Thoughts: If you still have an AGP only motherboard, it may be a better value just to wait to get a new computer. This card barely meets the minimum requirements for a lot of games now in days unfortunately.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great 'lil card

Pros: The biggest "Pro" is that it is AGP. This card gave my single core machine a couple more years of life. I think I bought this card to replace an nVidia 6800GT.

The 6800GT was great for Doom3 and Half-Life 2 Episode 1, but it struggled with Episode 2. Once I popped the 3850 in there I was good to go.

If I recall, the AGP version was equally as fast as PCIe....if not a tad quicker.

Cons: For what it was, when every dropped AGP like a hot stone...None!!!

Other Thoughts: I only stopped using this card when the single core main CPU struggled with some of my son's CPU intensive games.

This is one card I'll probably always keep. A bit of a collectors item in my mind.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Last of the great AGP's

Pros: Still going strong after 4+ years!
Running games like Skyrim - FNV - Rift.
Of course not maxed out but hey thats alot to ask for a card this old.
The best legacy Video Card hands down!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Specs:
MSI Nforce3 NeoPlat Socket 939.
AMD Opteron 185.
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3850.
4gb OCZ Plat DDR.
500w Enermax PSU.
Zalman Heat dispersion.
Seagate 120gb.
Seagate 1tb.
Asus 24" Monitor.

I built this rig to run TES4 and ithas served me well.
She's had a good run and its time to upgrade to a whole new platform now that ESO is right around the corner.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Great Card...

Pros: Fast & Stable.
No problems in 3+ years ownership.
Mine runs fine Over Clocked @ 709Mhz GPU Core & 739Mhz Memory Clock.

Cons: Power Hungry.
Must have 30 AMPS on 12V Rail to run FULL speed.

Other Thoughts: A must...
Download the latest "AGP Hotfix Driver" from AMD for the card to work correctly.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Legendary video card

Pros: Radeon 3850 HD - fastest AGP card to date (or ever?). Many thanks to Sapphire for releasing AGP version.

Runs latest games on high settings with decent framerate on my ancient 6 year old system.

Sapphire support has been great, they are still releasing hotfixed drivers for this AGP card as soon as new ATI Catalyst drivers are released.

I've had this card for almost 2 years now, and never had any problems.

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
HD #*%) AGP...

Pros: Works, had problems with driver install but who did at first when these hit the streets...

Cons: driver cd at the time I got mine was useless

Other Thoughts: could have planed for the release of these cards and had a driver cd that was worth packing with the card.

bought my 3850 AGP beginning of 2009 so its been awhile since I had mine and its still working fine

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