ASUS Matrix & Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870,4850

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It's been over half a year since the Radeon 4800 series of graphics cards first arrived, but there are still very much in the limelight. Manufacturers continue to produce new takes on the Radeon 4800 series and there is a 4800 series product aimed at every consumer segment, from low cost reference designs to premium solutions with custom cooling. ASUS and Sapphire are two such manufacturers and they have both recently released new 4800 series products aimed at the higher end performance segment.

ASUS recently announced a new line-up of video cards under their Republic of Gamers brand, the Matrix series, and we will be evaluating the new 4850 and 4870 offerings in this article. We'll also be evaluating Sapphire's take on a pumped up non-reference 4870, which is a member of their premium Toxic line-up, that will be competing for your dollars in the same price segment as the Matrix cards. Come on by the site and check them out...

ASUS Matrix and Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 and 4850 Cards

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Performance is about what I would expect, but those are some Darn good looking cards.

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kid007 replied on Sun, Feb 15 2009 8:50 PM

i don't understand why i got higher score in 3dmark06 than your testing setup.

my is just a mild overclock!

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