Sapphire HD 4830 512MB

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Sapphire HD 4830 Continued

In regards to powering the fan, it’s a mini on-board 2pin connector; no need to worry about finding a spare spot on your motherboard.


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There’s a few solid capacitors on the PCB, but there are also plenty of lesser quality ones, with some non-ferrite chokes dotted about. This lends itself to the mid-range image of the card, as it’s clear money was spared on certain components. Don’t expect as long life from these as you would from those on cards costing £300 +.


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The main power for the card of course comes through the PCI-e 2.0 slot, however an extra 6pin power connector is also necessary.


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At the opposite end we have the SLI bridge connectors, allowing for another 4830 to be connected for hardware XFire support adding (and I’m quoting from the Garnier Nutrisse adverts) "up to 100%" performance.


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At the very rear, we have dual DVI ports and a single SVideo port. This card requires only a single PCI bracket to slot it in so no worries about this card taking up too much space inside your case.


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The cooler is held on with 4 low profile screws, so there should be no problems with mounting.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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