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#1 razor

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:27 PM

hey everyone,

we've just had MSI's R4850 with its excellent custom cooler up on the test bench - check out the results!

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:36 PM

That card is amazing when overclocked. Gives the GTX 280 some strong competition

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:31 AM

Looks like an incredible card!
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:57 AM

Looks awsome, cant see it in the uk shops though. $184 is a bargin, cheaper than the cheapest 4850's over here.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 02:43 AM

Awesome review!

I'm glad I didn't buy my video cards, yet, I might just pick up two of these instead. B:)

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:36 PM

Why is this MSI card ranked higher than the Sapphire Toxic card? Comparing the two reviews, it looks like the Toxic OC's better, and its numbers are WAY higher than this card (as tested). Temperatures seem comparable. I'm just curious in the comparison and wish this review could have compared the MSI with the Sapphire Toxic instead of a Sapphire reference card. Thank you for the hard work!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:51 PM

I just bought a new 22" monitor. My X850XT is going to be hurting, so this card looks to be a nice upgrade.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:03 AM

shameless bump.

And still confused.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:38 AM

shameless bump.

And still confused.


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:59 AM

My thinking is different reviewers did each card.

Hopefully they will see this and respond for you :)

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 05:54 AM

Hahah, thanks Bosco. The discrepancy just really confused me when I read the article, and clearly still does. I made sure to go back and check the test rigs -- they were the same, settings for the games seemed to be the same, etc., etc.. Just the reviewers were different. On pretty much any metric that was compared, the Toxic looked better. And it seems like it overclocks better. Maybe they had some deal with the manufacturers to not compare "early" versions of non-reference 4850s, I dunno. But, I am definitely looking forward to an explanation from either author (I have refrained from cross-posting in the Toxic article, and don't want to be rude). Maybe comes down to a preference for MSI over Sapphire. Just interested :)

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:50 AM

Justin is working alot this week which is prob why he has not responded :(

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