Asus 4850 Specifications
Today we are taking a look at the 4850 Matrix videocard from Asus that is very similar to the other 4850 cards Asus offers but this one comes with a lower clock frequency and hopefully a lower price. We are going to see how this card can handle high resolutions and also share our overclocking results from our testsl Lets have a closer look.
|Graphics Engine||ATI Radeon HD 4850|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express 2.0|
|Video Memory||DDR3 512MB|
|Engine Clock||625 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1.986 GHz ( 993 MHz DDR3 )|
|CRT Max Resolution||2048 x 1536|
|DVI Max Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|D-Sub Output||Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1 )|
|DVI Output||Yes x 2 (DVI-I)|
|HDMI Output||Yes x 1 (via DVI to HDMI adaptor x 1 )|
|HDTV Output (YPbPr)||Yes|
|TV Output||Yes (YPbPr to S-Video and Composite)|
|Adapter/Cable Bundled||1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor
1 x DVI to HDMI adaptor
1 x HDTV-out cable
1 x CrossFire cable
1 x Power cable
|Software Bundled||ASUS Utilities & Driver|
|ASUS Features||Matrix Series|
|Note||The card size is 4.376 inches x 9 inches|
Looking at the box Asus has printed a big shield and a sword where the videocard is the handle of the sword. Lets see if this card is as sharp as a sword. Inside the box you will find several different adapters and accessories, for example you get a VGA to DVI, HDMI to DVI, Crossfire bridge and also some power adapters.
The manual explains installation and some minor functions but they have also included a multi language manual for your convinience. The driver cd holds some software and drivers although I prefer to download the latest drivers from the net.
The card itself is very similar to a 9800 GX2 card with the same PCB color and cooler.