Gigabyte 4850 1GB

Synthetic Benchmarks

3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.

Results analysis

As expected the HIS 4870 and Zotac GTX260 take the lead in most of the tests, with the 4850 around 10% behind. This is by no means a bad result, as the 4850 costs a fair amount less than the other cards, but still manages to keep in touch. It's only in the Vantage tests where the 4850 really drops behing the other cards, and it is around 35% slower than the GTX260 when running the performance benchmark. However, all these tests are purely synthetic, lets find out how it performs in real world tests.
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Most Recent Comments

24-02-2009, 12:49:05

With a price of ~£150, can the Gigabyte 4850 play with the big boys or is it best left on the shelves?

Find out in our latest review here Quote

24-02-2009, 13:27:56

I hate the look of bare graphics cards as they just look untidy.

Though for the person who likes his money, this would be cool.Quote

24-02-2009, 16:31:40

Originally Posted by name='zak4994'
I hate the look of bare graphics cards as they just look untidy.

Though for the person who likes his money, this would be cool.
Weirdly enough I agree. Ever since the slick look of the 8800GT's crap cooler, I've preferred that look.

However. I really like the fin arrangement Gigabyte have on that sink.

However2. Blowing down on a card and letting the hot air go where it wants is not the best idea.

£143 looks good. I'd still opt for a £100 9800gtxyzabc+++ after the afternoon I just had with ATI's drivers. Thank u very much.

Great review.Quote

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