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Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB PCI-E

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Part: 11121-00-20R, 668MHz Core, 1656MHz DDR3 Memory, 256-bit interface

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 29828  
Stock code: GCX-SPH-HD3850512
Manuf. code: 11121-00-20R
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Long thought to be the market of the conservative gamer, the affordable mainstream products, which use to suffer only adequate performance, now experiences a frame rate revival with the SAPPHIRE HD 3850. Built upon the award winning Radeon HD 3850 core, the SAPPHIRE 3850 offers a comprehensive feature-set that eclipses previous and current mainstream offerings. Unleash the enthusiast inside you with support for advanced technologies such as DirectX® 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 support, integrated HDMI and HDCP support for Blu-ray™/HD DVD decoding and for the extreme enthusiast, pair two together for the ultimate gaming experience with CrossFire X™ support! Jam a SAPPHIRE HD 3850 into your rig and still have some coin left over to buy that title you have been waiting for!

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer sapphire
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website
Manufacturer Phone 0870 1288 320
Warranty Period (yrs)1
Aria Warranty Only? Yes

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what you want for 100 quid!!! by BEEREYCALFS

Right if you are after technical phrases and fps scores ect, then you better scroll away quick! i'm gonna tell you how this card fairs in the real world!
Now if your thinking of buying this card then your not really interested in being the owner of a top ninja arsed machine, what you are after most likely is a card that will keep you playing games for the forseable future at a resonable price that won't entail hiding the receipt or leaving it in the car until the wife/ girl/ boyfriend is asleep (delete as aplicable).
well having smuggled the card into the house and having found the time to install what will you get, well the first thing you will note is the sheer size of the thing, the back of this thing will protrude further than J-LO in bend over mode, you may have trouble fitting this if you have anything other than a full atx case, having wedged the unit in, the power connector failed to connect, or at least thats what my pc said. 10 minutes later and much swearing i discovered the pins had just pushed clean through the back of the connector, very very poor quality connector pins (wafer thin) was to blame. very frustrating considering the cost it would add to the card if they had used one of the correct quality!!
Anyway support the cables as you insert and you should not have any probs!!
the rest of the installation went very smoothly, if a little long winded, crack open a can and just sit and wait!
so what you will end up with is a card that will play all current games at a resolution that will be acceptable to anyone, no need to drop down to the mire of 800x600 here.
depending on your system you will have a card that is simple to own, won't cost the national income of a small state to own and will keep playing games at great resolutions and fps. right now back to thinking about J-LO in bend over mode mmmmmmmmm

 Superb speed and value by Brinip

Ok at last a Radeon that can take on Nvidia and at much less cost. I can now play Crysis on high settings, COD 2 on max settings, in fact every game that I own is on High to Max settings with this card. Not quite as quick as an Nvidia 8800 but getting much closer and by far the cheaper option.
Drops one * for this:-
Only one slight problem with this card, many early models have a fan issue, where the cards bios sets the fan speed to 25%. Very quiet, but not that great for keeping the card cool under demand. ATI are aware of the problem and I expect a fix will be available at sometime. For now I use the program RivaTuner and I set the fan speed to 70% at startup, slightly loader but it keeps the card nice and cool.
Also check out the HD 3870 which is even faster that this!

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Great Card.. BUT by Kevin

Absolutely fantastic card and a bargain for the price, recieved mine this morning and cant fault it (well bar the triplex dual slot cooler design, ATI's referance single slot cooler as shown in the picture would have been preferable)
The brand is Triplex ( who use a Zalman-esque cooler design which works well and is quit, but quite large.
The only flaw i can find is that the package didn't include the Crossfire Bridge connector that is supposed to be included in the package (as stated on Tripex's product description on the website), which might make setting up a CrossfireX solution somewhat difficult unless i can find one on sale somewhere :(.