I can always turn to HIS with its cooler, more efficient, more effective, as well as noiseless. It goes without saying that offering video cards with such a device already installed has its advantages, even considering that users may buy Zalman coolers on their own. A compatible HDCP display is also needed for this. HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia setup. Show More Show Less.

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I can say the same about the quality of the card as I said in the previous case.

And those cards that are not manufactured by Sapphire are all the more reference copies hint: It’s essentially an OEM, but in a small box. Some images used herein were obtained from Jupiterimages Corporation. Current technologies and software. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It was an atrocity! This solution is still employed by video card manufacturers in this form or another.

R was unable to reach high clock speeds, having been designed to reduce the cost per GPU, creating a need for new top-of-the-line core.

Firstly, it’s not that simple to install coolers even in factory conditions; secondly, many users will surely not venture to unscrew anything on a video card to replace a cooler.


Later on, I will get back to criticism. It saves room in transit that’s why OEM is so popularbut a card is safely packed inside a box and no sorting is required at a wholesale store.

ATI Radeon X850 PRO AGP

It’s a closed-type heatsink with an off-center fan, which drives the air along the heatsink over GPU. We all radeoj a piece of steel reinforcement stuffed under this cooler, pretending to be a memory heatsink.

Now I want to get back to how the coolers look. We should proceed to video cards.

The company designed a chip that easily runs at MHz instead of MHz the difference is not that great! The boxes differ by inscriptions, labels, and art design. Take HIS, for example! You can watch ato video and evaluate the noise at this link 1. I understand that the middle end R is manufactured by the 0.

The X AGP fairs very good, being a worthy competitor.

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The five video ai under review include only three video cards manufactured by Sapphire: Stores Availability Store Hours. The new high-end R4x0-generation arrived with the X series, equipped with various core tweaks for slightly higher performance than the “R”-based X series. Yes, about the time that sometimes drags itself along, making you raadeon days and hours, or flies like a rocket. That’s why ATI solutions are traditionally good at it.


NVIDIA had been equipping its video cards with horrible militarist-looking coolers for many years noisy ones at that: It’s a pity that Sapphire does not take care of its brand as Zalman does of its own.

ATI Radeon X850 PRO

Retrieved 7 December I highly recommend doing this as the old thermal compound was pretty much chalk. Its partners just buy ready solutions. But it didn’t catch up with the X XT even in the overclocked mode high as it is. Even if it’s a reference, the card not intended for sales. This video card also offers very high quality, the 2D picture at x 85Hz is excellent. It’s a simple pin-fin heatsink made of aluminium alloy.