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    Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    Got around £100 to spend on your next graphics card? Read this review.
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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    Looks like exactly what I expected it would be Now as long as it actually makes it to market for £90 unlike the 4670 which was touted at £50-55 and ended up at £60-70, but I guess with the 4850 being available in some form from £100 (majority £110-1120) if they ask more than £90 sales will be slow!

    So are you going to crossfire a couple for us then? If you can get a couple for £180 will they be a better buy than a single GTX260 or a HD4870? I would expect they may be if you already have a board which will support 16x crossfire (X38, X48, X58(!), 790FX or any older chipsets that do it ) probably not worth buying a new motherboard for it though

    Oh and in the temperature section you have ambient to load delta temps labelled as idle to load delta.

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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    just to point out a rather amusing mistake

    in the second page of the review you put
    "We've included the previous-generation Radeon HD 3870 512MB because it's still sold a number of countries."

    i think its still sold in a number of countries, not that its sold a number of countries.

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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    Well eBuyer have one up for pre-order at a rather disappointing £104 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151337 when you can buy a 4850 from Scan for the same money http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=883439... it doesn't really make a lot of sense does it

    Just checked Sapphire's website and the 4830 they offer is the same PCB and cooler as on there duel slot 4850 which means you would basically need to pay £11 to get the extra oomph of the 4850 with identical cooling, I think if I am spending £105 I can probably stretch to £115.
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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    it does really have to be sub £100 to be worth the 20 odd % dropp in performance. What i was thinking though if the cards are essentially the same apart from the clock speeds, would it be possible to flash these and run them as a 4850 as we have seen on quite a few different ATI cards in the past

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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    No apparently not see http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/155 <- there explains what ATi have done to limit them basically irreversible.

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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    the 8800GTS i paid &#163;250 for just last september doesn't even perform as well as these
    damn this really is the year of the gfx card

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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    Yeah the 4800 series really brought serious power to the affordable end of the market. Roll on 4850X2 should be available soon 2GB of RAM and a price around &#163;240 should best the GTX280 in most things

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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    The new Geforce 6600GT!

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    Re: Reviews - AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4830 512MB: redefining mid-range graphics

    The mid-range throughout this year has been exceptional.

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