Sapphire HD 3850 Reviewgotdamojo06 - November 16, 2007
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Once I had removed the HD 3850 from the packaging, I was able to tell that the card itself had a picture of the same lady as the box did. The Sapphire HD 3850 card is has ATI's Crossfire X Technology and also will support PCI-E 2.0. The heatsink and fan setup on this card does not extend to the end of the card like some other video cards but the fan housing does completely cover the GPU's heatsink. This card has two DVI-I outputs on it as well as a S-Video output located between the DVI-I outputs.
The heatsink and fan setup on the Sapphire HD 3850 is designed as a single slot cooling solution, unlike some of the other ones on the market that take up two expansion slot brackets. The fan on this card was surprisingly quiet as I could not hear it over any of my other fans I had running in my case, which is unlike any other video card fan I have had in my system.