This new version of the HD 4850 has been production engineered by SAPPHIRE to
bring a number of benefits to the end user. Still carrying 512MB of DDR3 memory
and offering the same performance as the original model based on the reference
design, with clock speeds of 625MHz (core) and 993MHz (memory), the SAPPHIRE
model features a revised PCB layout with quality components and a new dual slot
cooler with copper core which delivers more efficient and quieter operation.
This version is shipping from the first week in August and will be available at
a lower price than the launch model.

Following the introduction of the highly acclaimed HD 4800 series, SAPPHIRE
Technology, the leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of AMD/ATI based
graphics solutions is now shipping a new version of the SAPPHIRE HD 4850.

This new version of the HD 4850 has been production engineered by SAPPHIRE to
bring a number of benefits to the end user. Still carrying 512MB of DDR3 memory
and offering the same performance as the original model based on the reference
design, with clock speeds of 625MHz (core) and 993MHz (memory), the SAPPHIRE
model features a revised PCB layout with quality components and a new dual slot
cooler with copper core which delivers more efficient and quieter operation.
This version is shipping from the first week in August and will be available at
a lower price than the launch model.

The SAPPHIRE HD 4800 series use the PCI-Express Gen2 interface, and feature
dual connectors for CrossFireX bridge cables, allowing two or more cards to be
used together on a CrossFireX compatible mainboard for even higher graphics
performance. They use the powerful new graphics architectures from the ATI
division of AMD, incorporating 800 stream process units, improved memory
management architecture and an upgraded hardware video decoder.

All SAPPHIRE graphics cards in the HD 4800 series incorporate the latest ATI
Avivo™ HD Technology for enhanced Video display and feature a new generation
built in hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder) considerably reducing CPU load and
delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray™ and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and
H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files. In addition to two, dual-link DVI outputs,
and TV-Out, a dedicated HDMI adaptor delivers both audio and video output on a
single cable for direct connection to an HDMI ready display.

SAPPHIRE HD 4800 series graphics cards are Microsoft Windows Vista™ Premium
certified and supported by the ATI Catalyst® suite of software, ensuring
customers have ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and
added features. Like the previous generation, these cards support DirectX10.1
for enhanced rendering performance and lighting effects.

  • GDDR3 memory 256-bit memory interface
  • DirectX® 10.1
  • 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic
    filtering
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
  • Use up to four discrete cards with an AMD 790FX based motherboard
  • PCI Express® 2.0 support
  • Dynamic geometry acceleration
  • Game physics processing capability
  • ATI Avivo™HD video and display technologyUnified Video Decoder 2 (UVD)
    for Blu-ray™ and HD VideoBuilt-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound supportOn-chip
    HDCP
  • ATI PowerPlay™ technology