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Albatron HD 4830 Green

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 19, 2009.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Violates PCI-Express slot power limits

    can some one explane?
     
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    did you read the review? power consumption section. if you did i'll explain any additional questions you may have
     
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    Very thorough review guys. I'm really surprised to see this card havin a dual slot cooler design. The card shrunk in length but needs to be a single slot design to apply it better.
     
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    very nice
    800sp instead of 640:confused:
     
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    Nice review, Are albatron a US only company ? I cant recall seeing any for sale in the UK.
     
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    i read it now. i normaly only read the conclusion, the benchmarks, whats included in the bundle. :)

    does this mean that if the card would exceded the specifications by 20% or more the PCI-E slot on the mobo could get damaged?
     
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    in theory, anything that exeeds the specification can damage something. but i doubt something like this will happen in practice
     
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    Very true. These are strong "recommendations" and nothing more. I like to see limits like these pushed, and I also like the idea of this particular card.
     
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    wow now thats a awesome htpc gfx card right there. I really like the onboard hdmi.
     
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    Albatron is a Taiwanese company.
     
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    the card is too noisy for an htpc imo. passive ftw. and no, it will overheat with the fan disconnected (i tried)
     
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    That fan does indeed look like it would be loud :roll: Thats disappointing I wonder why they dont just spend a little more time on the designing the cooling features of the card. I would gladly pay a little more for a card that will not overheat due to poorly designed cooling solutions and listen to that awful noise just trying to keep the thing cool.
     
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    its my impression that chinese people (no offense) dont care about fan noise at all
     
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    :roll: maybe I know that I personally care more about my temps then the noise but it would be wonderful to live in both worlds. On air that is.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how are you measuring the cards power consumption alone?
     
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    Great all the strain of VGA power draw transferred to the mobo. I can see some failed mainboards for no apparent reason.
     
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    Fan noise seems a bit loud or is it me?
     
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    There is no temperature based fan speed control, i.e. it is constant.
     
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    ^_^ I honestly can't care less if my computer sounds like a jet engine. (Yeah I'm Chinese.)
    :toast:
     
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    Basically this is a cheap down-clocked 4850 without the 6-pin pci-e connector:p
     
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    I guess every little bit helps, though im unsure if it deserves a green name.
     
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    Nope, PCI-E 2.0 can give more!.

    but for now, they HAVE to comply with 1.1 specs which is limited to 75, i dont remember the 2.0.

    My DFI LP UT 790FX-M2R can give roughly 200 W if power connectors to motherboard is conencted(3 floppy connectors of ALL things)

    But i dont know if THAT is healthy :p
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong but from what I understand, PCI-e 2.0 specs allow up to 150w to be delivered through the slot.

    This would explain why W1zzard had no issues. The board he tested this card on is a PCI-e 2.0 one.

    I would be interested to see this card tested on a PCI-e 1.1 motherboard.
     
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    No, the PCI-E (1.x and 2.0) slot only supplies 75w. Version 2.0 specifications state that the 6-pin PEG connector provides 75w additional (and higher bandwidth, of couse).

    It also states the newer 8-pin PEG connector provides 150w by itself. So in total:

    75w PCI-E slot
    75w 6-pin PEG connector
    150w 8-pin PEG connector

    300w total

    Thus why the PCI-E 2.0 specification is also known as "300W". More information.

    I have a Palit HD 4670 runs great on my old ASRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA motherboard, and it's only PCI-E 1.0a compliant. The Green Edition of Palit's 9600GT also runs quite fine, and it's overclocked to 700MHz core and 1GHz memory.
     

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