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ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series?

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posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 12:45 PM
Seems I am getting one of these cards on my new pc, although I've not heard much about them and they weren't even available on the alienware site until a few days ago?

Anyone got anything good or bad t say about them?

4850 starts around 200 bucks, seems best bang for the buck?

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 01:23 PM
There are some good articles as well as pricing of that product on this site.


that should work now.

[edit on 7/21/2008 by mrmonsoon]

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

404 not found....

however I did see that article through my gewglage...

read some of it but was wanting someone to put it in n00bgrish for me...

i think the br /br are effin' up your link

I'm thinkin' one of the best bang for the buck cards atm...

I got it to go with the AMD® Phenom™ X4 9950 Black Edition Quad Core 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache and 4 gig o' ram.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by Lysergic

The link should work now.

You are "MUCH" better off with an Intel core 2 quad.

Even the q6600 would blow away AMD quads.

4 gigs ram is good.

Don't forget a nice 650 watt or higher power supply.

You may also want to consider a x-fi or asus sound card.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 01:46 PM

Originally posted by Lysergic
I got it to go with the AMD® Phenom™ X4 9950 Black Edition Quad Core 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache and 4 gig o' ram.

It will likely bottleneck with that CPU as Phenoms are really underperforming compared to intels. As for the ram do you know whether it's DDR2 or 3 and what the timings are on it ?

As for best bang for buck yes the 4800 series knock the Nvidia out of the water for price vs performance, however for pure performance Nvidia are superior but not by alot.

I'm also curious why you're looking at the Alienware site, is it an Alienware rig you're getting ?

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 03:40 PM
the 4800's are supposedly great cards. i have a 3870 myself and i love it. great upper mid-range card. plays anything i throw at it at max detail. i only wish i would have bought an sli motherboard so i could grab another 3870 since they dropped to $125ish. i can pretty much promise you won't be sad you have that 4850. =)

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 07:16 PM
reply to post by Discotech

yes sir i am.

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 07:27 PM
my girl wanted to buy me a new pc so i was like OKAY, she said she'd pay 2.5k

so this is what I got;

[1] Aurora™

Processor: AMD® Phenom™ X4 9950 Black Edition Quad Core 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache
Alienware P2 Chassis: Alienware® P2 Chassis with AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling - Space Black
System Lighting: Alienware® Standard System Lighting - Plasma Purple
System Cooling: Alienware® Standard System Cooling
Power Supply: Alienware® 750 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
Graphics Processor: Single 512MB GDDR3 ATI® Radeon® HD 4850
Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 x 1024MB
Motherboard: Alienware® Approved AMD® 790FX Motherboard
Includes PCI-Express 2.0, BIOS Overclocking Utility, and Support for AMD Phenom Quad-Core Processors
Operating System (Office software not included): Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1 – DirectX 10 Ready!
System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 250GB SATA 3Gb/s 7,200RPM 16MB Cache
Optical Drives : Single Drive Configuration - 20X Dual-Layer Burner (DVD±RW)
Enthusiast Essentials: Single High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Port
Sound Card: High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio - Standard
Monitor: 24" Samsung 245BW – 1920 x 1200 (5ms) Widescreen Flat Panel
Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 200-Watt THX®-Certified Speakers
Keyboard: Standard Keyboard - Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Standard Mouse - Standard Optical 3-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
External Storage: 500GB Seagate Free Agent External Hard Drive
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mesh Cap
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Desktop Binder
Alienware Extras: Owner Identification Card
Alienware Extras: Internal Wire Management
Avatar: Alien Schematic
Window Style: Graphite Window Style
Mouse Pointers: Standard Mouse Pointers
Wallpaper: Alien Schematic
Power Plan: Standard Power Plan
Automatic Updates: Automatic Updates On
Sidebar Gadgets: Calendar
Sidebar Gadgets: CPU Meter
RSS Feeds: Alienware News:
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SubTotal: $2,323.00
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Order Total: $2,570.39

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 07:30 PM
reply to post by Lysergic

That's the worst news I've ever heard on here, so much for denying ignorance

You do realise you're paying for the name with Alienware, like $200 to $300 more just for a retarded alien head (no not all alien heads are retarded, just the Alienware one) on your case ?

Alienware went up the crapper when Dell bought them out and now they're just overhyped fashion accessories and a pain in the ass if anything goes wrong which does happen quite alot suprisingly.

reply to post by Lysergic

wow you got ripped off man, if you've already ordered then condolences to you but if you can cancel you really should as for $2500 you could build a much better system and by much I mean a hell of alot

[edit on 21/7/08 by Discotech]

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 07:38 PM
I know its best to build your own, but she wanted me to get one through a company...

I believe its a bit too late to cancel... oh well guess I can fork over my own cash to build one in the future...

rig I got now is decent, and I built it myself and it was hella cheap to do really, # my graphic card was the most expensive part

live n learn i suppose?

as long it pones on warhammer I'll be relatively happy... I was a bit wary about going with AMD though... shouldve read some reviews first...

[edit on 21-7-2008 by Lysergic]

posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by Lysergic

It likely won't pone that much in Warhammer because those Phenoms are utter crap compared to Q6600's, they haven't even given you DDR3 Ram for that 2.5k I'm actually horrified how much you've paid! Those parts you could get for about 1.7k probably less then splash out on an epic size HD monitor with the spare change and take your girl out for a nice fancy silver service meal with change left over after that for some hobo in the street to buy himself a coffee

posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 07:55 AM
Decent computer, but try to cancel it. Alienware are overpriced. Choose your parts and then get a local computer store to make one.

reply to post by Discotech

DDR3 is a waste unless you get an extremely high end model. Why? The Front Side Bus does not and can not use the bandwidth associated with DDR3.

That's why midrange DDR3 is infact SLOWER than cheap-o DDR2.

[edit on 26/7/2008 by C0bzz]

posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by C0bzz

Yes but for that price you'd expect high end low latency DDR3 lol

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