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    Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it?

    A cross between Radeon HD 4870, 4850, and 4770, it seems. Read on to find out.
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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

    So anyone reckon this WILL be able to be turned into a full fat 4870 with a bios flash?

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

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    So anyone reckon this WILL be able to be turned into a full fat 4870 with a bios flash?
    No it will not be. The cores will be locked physically no Bios flash will unlock them just as you couldn't make a 4830 a 4850 with a BIOS flash.

    In addition to that it uses a different memory controller (or at the very least scaled back) and has only half the ROPs all in all it is a different card and a BIOS flash will not make it a 4870.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

    Nope, I reckon you *may* get the ROP's back but the memory bus will be halved still, thus getting you something about half as fast again...

    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

    Then Tarinder shouldn't have said "Further, it opens up the tantalising possibility of potentially flashing the BIOS to a full HD 4870 512MB." in the conclusion.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

    How do you, smart people, erase the advertisment? I just want to, simply, read the article!!!
    it's just getting me very nervous.
    ... because you asume I'm so smart to get over it.

    While registering, I bet millions bucks that more people do know what or where Bucharest is, than Kaliningrad (that's about GMT+something ... you stupid, ignorant people from nexus.dot)

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

    Quote Originally Posted by martian57 View Post
    How do you, smart people, erase the advertisment? I just want to, simply, read the article!!!
    it's just getting me very nervous.
    ... because you asume I'm so smart to get over it.

    While registering, I bet millions bucks that more people do know what or where Bucharest is, than Kaliningrad (that's about GMT+something ... you stupid, ignorant people from nexus.dot)
    And you registered just to spawn that crap? How sad of you. Especially considering your countless spelling mistakes that just show how you're not very smart either.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

    Quote Originally Posted by martian57 View Post
    How do you, smart people, erase the advertisment? I just want to, simply, read the article!!!
    it's just getting me very nervous.
    ... because you asume I'm so smart to get over it.

    While registering, I bet millions bucks that more people do know what or where Bucharest is, than Kaliningrad (that's about GMT+something ... you stupid, ignorant people from nexus.dot)
    This website is, I imagine, ad-funded. So removing the ads would force Hexus to charge for access to the site.. hardly a valid business proposition.

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    Re: Reviews - Sapphire's custom Radeon HD 4730 512MB graphics card review. What is it

    Personally I see no point to this hateful 4730 card.
    its too long, slower than a 4830, uses so much more power...

    and what marketing joker thinks its great to use gddr5 then put it on a 128 bit bus...

    better to jsut keep selling 4830 until the 40nm core production is sufficient then complete the rest of the 47xx range.

    a bit of a rant, but these 4730 cards are just so pointless!

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