PAGE 1: Introduction
PAGE 2: A closer look of Sapphire HD3850 512MB
PAGE 3: closer look part 2
PAGE 4: Test Bed and descriptions
PAGE 5: Temperature and OC test
PAGE 6: HD 3850 512M vs HD 3850 256M
PAGE 7: HD 3870 512M VS HD 3850 512M
PAGE 8: final thoughts
A closer look of Sapphire HD3850 512MB
Big aluminum panel covers all the memory chips.
Huge fins. It is a pitty that they don’t reserve any place for fans.
The card have 8 Qimonda 1.0ns 256bit GDDR3 chips in the front. Frequency is 1658MHz, still have some room for overclocking.
Heatsink for MOSFET.
The naked power module. Using high quality components make the card can run stable for years.