i3DSpeed, January 2009
ATI RADEON HD 4850 X2 2x1024MB DDR3 (625/625/2000 MHz)
Andrey Vorobiev; February 9, 2009.
On the example of Sapphire RADEON HD 4850 X2 2x1024MB DDR3 (625/625/2000 MHz).
- GPU: 2 x RADEON HD 4850 (RV770)
- 2 x 1024 MB GDDR3 SDRAM in 16 Hynix chips on both sides; 1200 (2400) MHz peak clock rate
- Interface: PCI-Express x16
- GPU (ROPs/Shaders) clock rate: 625/625 MHz (nominal)
- Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 990 (1980) MHz (1000 (2000) MHz nominal)
- Bus width: 2 x 256-bit
- Vertex processors: -
- Pixel processors: -
- Unified processors: 2 x 800
- Texture processors: 2 x 40 (BLF/TLF)
- ROPs: 2 x 16
- Size: 295x100x33 mm (the latter is max. width)
- PCB color: black
- RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
- Outputs: 2 x DVI (Dual-Link/HDMI), TV-out (integrated into GPU)
- VIVO: -
- Multi-GPU: Hardware CrossFire
This card features an audio codec that is output via a DVI-to-HDMI adapter.
This card features an original TV-Out interface, so an adapter is required to output video via S-Video or RCA. Such adapters are usually bundled.
This card requires a DVI-to-D-Sub adapter to be connected to an analog monitor with a D-Sub interface.
Maximum resolutions and frequencies:
- 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
- 2048 x 1536 x 32bit @ 85Hz Max - analog interface
- 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz Max - digital interface (all Dual-Link DVIs)
MPEG2 playback (DVD-Video) was analyzed back in 2002 and little has changed since that time. Modern graphics cards do not load CPUs during video playback by more than 25%.
The HDTV review is available here.
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