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Which 4830 to get?!

Which Manufacture?!

  • Asus

    Votes: 8 57.1%
  • XFX

    Votes: 6 42.9%

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#1
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!!
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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ASUS!! Mine does 700mhz easy and that XFX doesn't have cooling on the mosfets.
Sweet! Is it a single slotter? Any benchies/pics/threads on your 4830 overclocking?
 
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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
 
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#12
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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ASUS!! Mine does 700mhz easy and that XFX doesn't have cooling on the mosfets.
Temps on my XFX 4830:

575/900: 39 idle, 52 load

802/1074:
40 idle, 55 load
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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Go with the xfx. Cooling solution is better. If you went with the asus you'd just end up splurging $20-30 on a after market cooler anyways.
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.
 
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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.