Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 - Budget Overclocking

3DMark05 / 06 / Vantage Results

3DMark
 
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
 
3dMark05 Results
 
3DMark06 Results
 
3DMark Vantage Results
 
 At stock speeds both the 4830 and 4850 leave the 9500GT for dead. This is testament to how much AMD has changed the GPU market over the past few months considering the 9500GT not so long ago had an RRP of around £100.
 
Going back for a re-test of the Sapphire HD 4830 with our overclock applied, we can see just how much this card can really shine. In both 3DMark05 and 3DMark06 the 4830 OC'd outstrips its bigger brother at both low and high resolutions. The HD 4850 is only able to regain some pride in 3DMark Vantage where it marginally snatches the lead back once again.
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18-11-2008, 11:09:23

nepas
nice review Jim.This looks to be a killer little card as there is some very interesting benches regarding these things in cross-fire(they beat "green teams" best cards on one or two games.

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16300&page=5Quote

18-11-2008, 17:38:23

Hassan
Not my 'cup of tea' Quote

18-11-2008, 20:38:43

llwyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Hassan'
Not my 'cup of tea'
Care to explain why?

Nice review jimbo. Think im going to grab something like this just to tide me over for a while. Next on the cards is something like this and fallout 3 Quote

19-11-2008, 06:21:35

!TIMMY!
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nepas'
nice review Jim.This looks to be a killer little card as there is some very interesting benches regarding these things in cross-fire(they beat "green teams" best cards on one or two games.

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16300&page=5
I read that and I am temped to replace my 8800GT with one of these with a view to get another in the future.Quote

19-11-2008, 07:37:33

Rastalovich
It's a good comparison, but I do have to point out a few flaws.

The 9500GT has to have been included as a joke. Anything nVidia release below a x600 can only be perceived as a multimedia/desktop card (even tho ALL gfxcards promote themselves as "great gaming performer" - that's shtick). It's always been the case with the x400, x200 etc. Hence they're around or below £50. Now if u did a pureHD comparison also, that'd be different perhaps.

I have a 8400 in a media pc, and have no expectations of benching it against a 8600.

If u popped in a 9600GT, as nVidia's base expectation for proper game playing, then we could perhaps be more serious. The costing ofc would be that much different, but also would be the performance.

It is great that the 4830 can push it's elder brothers when it's oc'd, but what bothers me in the comparisons is that if u bought the brother - u'd most probably oc that too. Tricky.

For £100, I don't know about the validity of getting this card tbh. It's not something I'd promote.Quote
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