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PowerColor Radeon HD 4830 Graphics Card - The Card

ATI pricing has become very aggressive over the past few months. Today we focus our attention on what could well be a top choice for budget gamers.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 24, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 84%Manufacturer: PowerColor

The Card

 

Moving to the card, we can see a black heatsink fan that sits in the middle of the card. On top of the fan we have a sticker that lets you know the card is a PowerColor one. We can see a pretty basic fan design with nothing too fancy going on. While being hard to tell, the fan is a dual slot one, which is important to know for some people.

 

PowerColor HD 4830 Graphics Card

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If you have a look closely you can see behind the heatsink/fan we have some gold colored heat sinks that sit on top of the memory. We can also see another heatsink that sits towards the back of the card.

 

PowerColor HD 4830 Graphics Card

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PowerColor HD 4830 Graphics Card

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Looking around the card some more, we have a single 6-pin PCI Express power connector located at the back of the card. Moving across the top of the card we're greeted with our Crossfire connectors which let you put multiples of this card together.

 

PowerColor HD 4830 Graphics Card

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Finally, in the I/O department we see something a bit exciting. While we have our typical Dual-Link DVI connector, we also have a VGA connector present. This is the reason no DVI-to-VGA connector is included. What we also have is a HDMI connector, which is great and really opens the card up to other markets such as the HTPC one.

 

Specifications

 

In the clocks department the PowerColor HD 4830 doesn't hold any surprises. The core carries with it the stock 575MHz clock while the 512MB of GDDR3 memory carries the stock 1800MHz DDR clock, which can be seen below.

 

PowerColor HD 4830 Graphics Card

 

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