FiringSquad has reviewed the MSI’s Radeon HD 4850 that runs significantly cooler than ATI’s stock Radeon 4850 reference design. To reach that goal and offer maximum cooling performance, MSI uses four copper heatpipes for cooling the RV770 GPU. With their copper design, the heatpipes are capable pulling quite a bit of heat off the GPU. This heat must then be dispersed in order to prevent the heatpipes themselves from becoming a hotspot on the graphics card. To accomplish this, MSI employs a dual-slot aluminum heatsink.
Main features of the Radeon HD 4850:
– GPU: RV770
– 800 stream processors
– ROPs: 16
– Transistors: 956 million
– Memory: 512Mb GDDR3 256-bit
– core clock: 625MHz
– memory clock: 1.0GHz
– DirectX 10 / Shader Model 4.1
– OpenGL 2.1
Read the complete review here: MSI R4850 512M Review
The weird thing is FiringSqaud has used the Catalyst 7.7 to test this Radeon. Mistake???
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