Wednesday, December 3rd 2008

PowerColor Announces ''The Best of 2008'' Contest

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards – announces “The best of 2008” is now available online! Gamers from all over the world are eligible to participate in “The Best of 2008”. Be a fair judge and vote for the best bang for the buck graphics of 2008!

All judges will be automatically entered the lucky draw and could win big for the latest PowerColor HD4830. PowerColor HD4830 provides all the high-tech essential outputs --HDMI / DVI / CRT on board design; runs at 575MHz core speed and 900MHz memory speed; and is highly recommended by the worldwide media.

Are you ready to win a HD4830 now? Details are provided here.

Source: PowerColor
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33 Comments on PowerColor Announces ''The Best of 2008'' Contest

#1
3870x2
everyone in TPU should sign up, I want to see someone here win. The chances are that if most of the active users here at TPU sign up them and their family members (just as placeholders :P) we could win 1 or 2 easily, maybe more if we are lucky.
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#2
kenkickr
Did it. I'm due to win something besides VD. J/K
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#3
zithe
Done. I also want to see someone here win. XD
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#5
rampage
im in and running as well
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#6
mlee49
I signed up, why not win free stuff! :D
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#7
stuartb04
just done it too
heres hoping
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#9
Zyrocenus
But its a 4830....

Ya I know its FREE but its the semi retarded, half brother of the 4870 and the lowest 48xx series on the totem pole. I mean unless its superior to what ya already have or are lookin to Xfire it to a 4870 -the word free is the only thing that makes this "attractive"- then I hardly call this a "win". Make the prize a 4870 or even a 4850 and I'm interested... anything else to me is "so what?" Like I said earlier.... if I did "win" this I'd either sell it for beer or for pure kicks xfire it and see what happens then compare it to another 4870 -at least- in Xfire -which is what I'd want and buy....not this- There really isnt much diff between the 4830 and 4670 performance wise anyway....and those 2 are nearly beat out by a 3870!

Sounds ungreateful I guess but handing out a few of yer cheapest -sub 100 dollars here- lowest end 48xx series cards isnt really very impressive in my view.... I give this 2.5 yawns out of 5.... Around Xmas one would expect an X2 4850 or 70 as a hyped up big prize

Zyro
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RadeonX2
by: Zyrocenus
Ya I know its FREE but its the semi retarded, half brother of the 4870 and the lowest 4000 series on the totem pole. I mean unless its superior to what ya already have or are lookin to Xfire it to a 4870 -the word free is the only thing that makes this "attractive"- then I hardly call this a "win". Make the prize a 4870 or even a 4850 and I'm interested... anything else to me is "so what?" Like I said earlier.... if I did "win" this I'd either sell it for beer or for pure kicks xfire it and see what happens then compare it to another 4870 in Xfire -which is what I'd want and buy....not this-

Sounds ungreateful I guess but handing out a few of yer cheapest lowest end 4000 series cards isnt really very impressive in my view.... I give this 2.5 yawns out of 5

Zyro
I would love to WIN though, I'd wanted to change my crappy 9600GT since I bought it :banghead:
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#11
mechtech
by: kenkickr
Did it. I'm due to win something besides VD. J/K
LOL what VD.....gonnaherpasyphilaids?

Wouldnt want that one lol
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#12
Zyrocenus
yes winning is good but

by: RadeonX2
I would love to WIN though, I'd wanted to change my crappy 9600GT since I bought it :banghead:
Winning is all fine and dandy but at best this 4830 is prolly a sideways move to yer 9600.... maybe a slight step up.... but ya free is free and I suppose ya could always keep the 9600 for physx.

Still tho dont ya think the company should offer somethin a lil.....shinier... if I may.... for the amount of hype they;re generating?

Zyro
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#13
ShadowFold
The HD 4830 is a beast of a GPU. If I win I am gonna use it in CrossfireX :)
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#14
Zyrocenus
no 4870 is a beast

by: ShadowFold
The HD 4830 is a beast of a GPU. If I win I am gonna use it in CrossfireX :)
No the 4870....THATS a beast.... the 4850 is a held back 4870 but for the price and its clockability is a micro beast.... this 4830 business.... a held back 4850? Come on.... milkin it a bit arent they? there was 3 3000 series cards werent there? the 3850, the 3870 and the 3870 X2 -am i missin any? -I was an nvidia fanboi before the 4000 series- Theres like 6-7 4000 series cards....yes it was a HUGE success for AMD -and that was when it was just the 4870 and the 4850...the cards that followed are only surfing the success wake the initial release brought in my opinion- but that many releases of virtually the same architecture -excluding 4870 and 4870 X2 which use ddr5- just seems like milkin it to me like i said

Zyro
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ShadowFold
by: Zyrocenus
No the 4870....THATS a beast.... the 4850 is a held back 4870 but for the price and its clockability is a micro beast.... this 4830 business.... a held back 4850? Come on.... milkin it a bit arent they? there was 3 3000 series cards werent there? the 3850, the 3870 and the 3870 X2 -am i missin any? -I was an nvidia fanboi before the 4000 series- Theres like 6-7 4000 series cards....yes it was a HUGE success for AMD -and that was when it was just the 4870 and the 4850...the cards that followed are only surfing the success wake the initial release brought in my opinion- but that many releases of virtually the same architecture -excluding 4870 and 4870 X2 which use ddr5- just seems like milkin it to me like i said

Zyro
AMD milking it? Look at nvidia's line up.
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Zyrocenus
hey now I wasnt tossin stones

by: ShadowFold
AMD milking it? Look at nvidia's line up.
Ya I know.... why do you think I defected to the red team after being green since 3DFx folded up and were bought by NVidia? I was tired of the rebadging and and generation overlap. I almost called it quits with NVidia after my Geforce 4600 Ti blew away just about anythin the FX lineup had...I could only get up to a 5700LE. I decided to wait it out since ATis 2000 series wasnt any better and was hopeful for the 6600... I wasnt let down... but the writing was on the wall for me... Nvidias days in my machine were numbered.

Took Ati till the 4870 to get me back -my 1st card ever was a Rage IIc 4 meg lol- but I had a feeling Nvidia and I would have a falling out lol

Maybe I'll go back.... we'll see what lessons have been learned in the next generation of cards each company releases

Zyro
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#18

entered ;) lets see a brit win something! haha. Voted for the 3850AGP of course! those things are still win for older systems ;)
#19
mlee49
by: Zyrocenus
Ya I know its FREE but its the semi retarded, half brother of the 4870 and the lowest 48xx series on the totem pole. I mean unless its superior to what ya already have or are lookin to Xfire it to a 4870 -the word free is the only thing that makes this "attractive"- then I hardly call this a "win". Make the prize a 4870 or even a 4850 and I'm interested... anything else to me is "so what?" Like I said earlier.... if I did "win" this I'd either sell it for beer or for pure kicks xfire it and see what happens then compare it to another 4870 -at least- in Xfire -which is what I'd want and buy....not this- There really isnt much diff between the 4830 and 4670 performance wise anyway....and those 2 are nearly beat out by a 3870!

Sounds ungreateful I guess but handing out a few of yer cheapest -sub 100 dollars here- lowest end 48xx series cards isnt really very impressive in my view.... I give this 2.5 yawns out of 5.... Around Xmas one would expect an X2 4850 or 70 as a hyped up big prize

Zyro
Dude I dont care if it's a 3850, if its free then I'm gonna enter to win it. Since it is a current gen card it would be a half decent upgrade for the average user.

I understand your reaction and agree that manufactures should give away more top of the line stuff for contests. But look at any marking tactics, companies always try to attract as many people as possible with the cheapest items.
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DonInKansas
In for a little brother and casemate for my 4850.:)
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#21
kysg
by: mlee49
Dude I dont care if it's a 3850, if its free then I'm gonna enter to win it. Since it is a current gen card it would be a half decent upgrade for the average user.

I understand your reaction and agree that manufactures should give away more top of the line stuff for contests. But look at any marking tactics, companies always try to attract as many people as possible with the cheapest items.
Agreed. Also 250th post woohoo :toast: *imitates homer*

anyways um yea It shouldn't matter how cheap the card is...besides its a 4800 series card. all it is a detuned 4850 you have no reason to argue, if you win it and don't need it sell it or give it away. if you have another 4800 series card crossfire it. if you need an upgrade then bam, a few less bucks you get to spend a year.
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#22
Mussels
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i signed up. good card for my media PC.
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#23
eidairaman1
Seems like AMD made the 4830 Exclusively for HTPC fans.
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#24
Mussels
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by: eidairaman1
Seems like AMD made the 4830 Exclusively for HTPC fans.
its a good balance. decent performance in all modern games, good crossfire performance, yet low power enough to suit a HTPC. its the 'all in one' card for this generation.
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zithe
by: Mussels
its a good balance. decent performance in all modern games, good crossfire performance, yet low power enough to suit a HTPC. its the 'all in one' card for this generation.
They just need to make a version that acts as an HD TV tuner if they haven't already. :P
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