Delivering mayhem to the mainstream. 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 CrossFireX 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.
I love the card, just wish I known it doesn't do Crossfire Hybrid, or had just had sprung for a crossfire Mobo 1st.
ATI (performance & price) - can't go wrong!2/14/2009
You just can't beat this price with the performance and Over-Clocking potential provided! The card runs the latest games without breaking a sweat. Quiet & efficient fan, stable ATI drivers (D/L the latest ones from ATI as the ones that come with it are old). Very impressed and pleased with my purchase!
This card was easy to install and with the right LCD monitor you get great results. Way to go Sapphire!