Product Type: Asus graphic cards
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One Awesome graphics card for games
Member Name: fairdonion
Advantages: If playing games there is an enormous advantage
Disadvantages: the size is 9" x 4and a half so is big and needs a large power supply
When I bought my husband Flight Simulator X for his birthday it turned out even more expensive as, to get it to play at its best he would need a better Graphics card!
After looking at every Graphics card in shops and more so on the internet he decided that the best one for the job would be the ASUS EAH4850/HTDI.
This was because the other one was a cheap qand chearful one no really for good games.
The original price of this one on the internet was £130 and every item he read about it raved about it.
So we got it.
Interface PCI express 2.0 x 16
Core clock speed 625mhz
TV interface hd tv out
interfaces 2x dvi, vga via adaptor and hdmi with an adaptor and hd tv output on supply cable
Also included is one crossfire cable just incase you want to run two of these through ati crossfire X.
Maximum resolution exteral is 3840 x 2400
Software you get with it
DDR3 SDRAM 256-bit
ASUS Video security online, ASUS Splendid video enhancing technology
Smart Doctor, integrated HD Audio controller,
ASUS GameOSD, ATI CrossFireX technology
Graphic processor/vendor ATI Radeon HD4850
RAMDAC Clock speed 400 mhz
Memory clock speed 1.986 Ghz
Video memory installed 512 mb
You will notice in the picture it has an enormous fan fitted to it. This is because when it first came out it only had a small fan and ran incredibly hot which is not good. With the large fan it runs quite cool.
You can monitor the temperature by using the supplied software (ASUS Smart Doctor)
Its a PCi express x 2.0 card and is very big so if you only have a small form factor PC forget getting this as it wont fit as it is 9" long by 4 and a half inches high.
It also requires at least a 450w power supply as it draws a lot of power.
Make sure that it is not going to be close to other cards as it does require room to keep cool.
Fitting though is quite easy, just take off the blanking plate at the back of the PC that lines up with the PCi express slot. Make sure and I cannot express this enough that you are earthed as it is quite easy to fry electronic cards by static.
Line up with slot and push into place. Connect the 6 pin cable (supplied) and plug into a spare molex connector.
Before you install the software uninstall any software that relates to your old graphics card.
Although its got 2 DVI connectors it does come with an AGP adaptor and a HDMI adaptor. As the HD and the name signifies it is easily capable of playing high definition DVDs if you have a blueray disc player in your computer.
Once I had this fitted you could immediately tell the difference. Smell the coffee!
The graphics is awesome now and so very clear and makes a big difference to any game played.
I would truely recommend this card to anyone.
Thank you for reading
also on ciao.
Summary: having played games with other cards and then this one you can certainly tell the difference