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MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:19 am

MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Video Card Review

The battle for the high ground in the sub-$125 price market continues to be a tough one. When AMD announced the Radeon HD 4830 graphics card back in October 2008 we found it to be a good deal for a card that retails for under $130. Today, we take a look at what MSI brings to the table with the MSI Radeon HD4830 T2D512 OC. This video card is overclocked from the factory and features both custom cooling and a printed circuit board that might just make it the one to buy.

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The battle for the high ground in the sub-$125 price market continues to be a tough one. When AMD announced the Radeon HD 4830 graphics card back in October 2008 we found it to be a good deal for a card that retails for under $130. Today, we take a look at what MSI brings to the table with the MSI Radeon HD4830 T2D512 OC. This Crossfire ready Radeon HD 4830 features 512mb of GDDR3 memory with a core clock of 585MHz and a memory clock of 1800MHz. It also has a non-reference seaweed-blade fan and custom heat sink for improved cooling that sits atop the newly designed PCB that MSI developed to offer the most advanced power module of any Radeon HD 4830. Priced at just over $100 after rebate, let's take a look and see how this custom designed card stacks up.


Article Title: MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Video Card Review
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/838/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $104.99 plus shipping After Rebate at MWave
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Re: MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Video Card Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:18 pm

Curious how far the core would go past the ATI Overdrive limitation. If you are feeling brave, save the BIOS via GPU-Z and edit it with Radeon Bios Editor, bypassing the Overdrive limitations. Quite the impressive card for ~$100, perfect for gaming between 1280x1024 and 1680x1050.
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Re: MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Video Card Review

Postby geokilla » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:10 pm

Great article. Nicely done by......who did it? lol

@Reviewer. GPU-Z 0.30 is out. Try that and maybe ATI Tool or RivaTuner and maybe you can update us with higher overclocks. Also, what's the load temps? Oh, and Catalyst 8.12 are out if you didn't notice.
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