Sapphire HD 4830 512MB

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Sapphire HD 4830

The card itself looks pretty good. It’s a nice change from the large blocky top end cards with their whopping cooling shrouds. It’s quite compact, like it’s box, with a chunky petal cooler over the GPU chip.


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The cooler is made up of an aluminium petal heatsink, with a translucent white fan atop it, incased in a not-too restrictive shroud.


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This heatsink sits just above the front mounted RAM chips allowing for the air to be blown through the heatsink, and straight across them. This helps cool the memory on the card, allowing for better stability and improved overclocking.


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Speaking of the memory chips, they’re Qimonda which aren’t exactly the best chips out there, but at least it’s a name we recognise.


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The PWM area on the card also has dedicated cooling, it being covered with an aluminium ‘sink of its own.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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