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Which 4830 to get?!

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by mlee49, Feb 11, 2009.

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Which Manufacture?!

Poll closed Feb 13, 2009.
  1. Asus

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. XFX

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. mlee49

    mlee49

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    So I'm gonna get a 4830 here very soon and I want to pick up two immediately! I'm debating the Asus or XFX brand. Both are very similar but yet different, so I want TPU's valuable opinion for which to get!

    Specs for each card are almost identical but here's the differences:

    XFX has a 1800MHz Mem clock
    Asus has a 2000MHz Mem clock


    XFX has a lifetime warranty where Asus has a 3 year warranty.

    The Asus is only about $10-20 bucks cheaper and I'm thinking its a single slotter.

    What do you think!!
     
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like the XFX for sure. Just personal prefference with the cooler design.
     
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    id go with an XFX because i think its a reference design. may be they even offer double life time warranty on this? Plus they tolerate after market coolers.
     
  4. r9

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    XFX better looking. I like better those covered cards :D.
    But 2000 mem on ASUS is tempting.
    Both are large versions, reference or close to reference so they would overclock great IMO.
     
  5. mlee49

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    Great! Thanks for the help so far. Can anyone confirm if the Asus is a single slot design?
     
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    ASUS!! Mine does 700mhz easy and that XFX doesn't have cooling on the mosfets.
     
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    Sweet! Is it a single slotter? Any benchies/pics/threads on your 4830 overclocking?
     
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    MSI, hands down. Cheapest, 3-year warranty based on serial number, best cooler. Look up the reviews.
     
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    My vote-in: MSI 1GB model, has 4+1 phase and it's little brother is also a 4+1. Makes it a proven overclocker.
     
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    xfx, DOUBLE LIFETIME WARRANTY + ULTRA FANCY COOLER = BEST CARD EVAR :p
     
  12. mlee49

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    Most of the XFX users are mentioning the cooler, how well does it help cool the card?

    Should I just get one of each?!??! I'm ready to buy, but I'm really interested to know if I can run them three of the Asus in TriFire!!! FTW!!! :rockout:
     
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    You could but I would run 8.11 cats. Be aware you will need a couple crossfire bridges as none of them come with the 2 that is required.

    EDIT:

    Oh also, you may want to run Vista/Windows 7 for that configuration too.
     
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    Temps on my XFX 4830:

    575/900: 39 idle, 52 load

    802/1074:
    40 idle, 55 load
     
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    I'm buying the Asus from newegg will let you all know for an informal review and of course CF results when they come in.

    Thanks to everyone who voted!
     
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    aww crap I'm too late.

    XFX ftw
     
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    Can you say why XFX over Asus? Overclocking potential is a must here!
     
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    So, are the mosfets cooled? I would think with a full coverage air cooler they would be. The reason I suggested XFX is because I like hot air to be blown outside of my case.
     
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    Go with the xfx because of the cooler blowing air out the back and because of xfx's warranty.

    Although I've never gotten an Asus product that has taken a shit on me... I HAVE gotten xfx products that took dumps.

    XFX > Asus in warranty

    Asus > XFX in quality

    Or at least that is my experience with both with video cards at least.

    Oh, and I think you get xfx's double lifetime warranty which is a big + when trying to sell the thing later down the road.
     
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    I didn't. The cooler is really good.
     
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    I edited my post because I took a look at the link to the card he was gonna buy and it wasn't the stock cooler I thought it was. :)

    Hope everything goes well with your new card.
     
  22. mlee49

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    I'm just going to have to get one of each damn it! I'm gonna rape each so we can see which is the better card!!!
     
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    Where are we suppose to find XFX 4830's anyway? They don't have any on newegg..
     
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    the 3 year warrenty wouldnt put me off to be honest ive never kept a single card for 3 years.
     

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