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ASUS and MSI Innovate Custom Cooling over Referece HD 4550, HD 4350 PCBs

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD released the Radeon HD 4550 and Radeon HD 4350 graphics cards today. With their introduction, AMD allowed the AIB partners to roll out custom designs right away. Sapphire and Force3D have already taken the advantage of releasing their own PCBs, while ASUS and MSI have used the reference PCB design with their own coolers. ASUS for one (model: EAH4550/DI/512MD3), has used a black metal chunk with projecting metal that is actively cooled, while MSI (model: R4350-D512H/R4350-D256H) adopted passive cooling with a single large heatsink. The only glitch, is that the heatsink spans across two expansion slots. MSI has already released its card, while ASUS releases its card soon. Both cards use reference ATI parameters, and could carry price-tags around the US $60~$40 marks.

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    Innovation? Hmmm....
     
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    Where's the display port?
     
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    hmmm, innovation = copying everyone else, with a different PCB color?
     
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    Does anyone know where I can buy one of these? Been searching all day but still can't find a place to buy one
     
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    So far, the ASUS is the only 4550, low profile, single slot, native HDMI card I have seen. I'll take several, thanks.
     
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    the msi cooling is the same basic cooler as the one on their 8400GS works good w/o a fan and if you run air over it (intake fan etc) it works great
     
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    MSI 4350 1GB Overclocking

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    GPU: 600 up 850
    RAM: 400 (800) up 500 (1000)
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    thats a good overclock. for a small guy

    You also win the holy crap this was a old 2 year thread award. :p
     
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    Wouldn't it be better to buy the 5450 at about $50 instead?
     
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    My friend ... totally agree with your letter
    But are those who use this type of graphics card

    Unfortunately, the memory Graphic card 4350, not more than 500 MHz overclock
    These weak bonds graphics card, raising the core frequency from 600 to 850 can be called a miracle
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    but still... the performance is crap.

    I can take my onboard GPU in my second PC from 500MHz to 1150MHz - a miracle! but the performance is still too slow to play any modern games even on lowest settings.
     
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    behruz_godrat New Member

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    Pal. you can a picture settings GPU-Z and put in this thread?
     
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    you can see better results with HD 5870
    the condition, excellent ventilation inside the case is
    I have HD 5850. I did not test cholera

    4350:
    Windows 7 64-bit rate from Graphic 3.8 to 4.3 changed
    This change is low?
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    the windows WEI scores mean next to nothing. Test in a modern game and see if you can get above 30FPS.
     
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    agree with you
    but who does not spend more than 40$, not much is expected
     
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    The point i was trying to make, is that no one really cares about overclocking very cheap video cards. There is no benefit to anyone since the performance is still very poor, so no one is interested.

    If a cheap card overclocked to match a more expensive card, then people are interested and want to know about it. But overclocking a $40 card to be as fast as a $50 card, is just not interesting.

    (I have tried to keep my language simple, i can tell you are using a translator)
     
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    100% agree with the letter
    but the test it does not hurt
     

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