Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 Video Card Review

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Test System & Setup

Sapphire HD4850x2

Intel Test Platform



Live Pricing


Intel Core 2 Duo E8400


Gigabyte EP45 DS3L


4GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition

Video Card

See Above

Hard Drive

Seagate 7200.10 320GB


Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

Power Supply

PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate


For all the tests conducted in this review, we used the Intel test system with a Gigabyte EP45-DS3L motherboard loaded with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 cooled by an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and 4GB of OCZ Reaper HPC Edition memory. Powering the system is a PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad Silencer.

Software consisted of Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, updated with SP1 and all available system updates.  Call of Duty 4 was patched to the latest version, 1.07, and Crysis Warhead is up to date. ATI Catalyst drivers, version 8.57 released Jan 27, 2009 for the 4850×2, were used throughout the review.

Note: please excuse the mess in the test system. It is in the process of being rebuilt with some MUCH needed cable management.

Let’s jump right into it, and see how the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850×2 stands up against today’s hottest games and most popular 3D benchmarks.

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