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XFX HD 4830....Overclocking, Temps and 3DMark, etc

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Highest Results

802/1074: 59 degrees under load

12,033 in 3DMark06

6,614 in 3DMark Vantage
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XFX HD 4830

I'm going to jot down my initial thoughts and bit about its overclocking ability.


Setup 1

  • Athlon X2 5050e 2.6GHz 1MB L2
  • 2x1GB Super Talent DDR2 800
  • Asus M3A78-EM 780G/SB700
  • XFX HD 4830 512MB
  • Vista 32-bit


Setup 2

  • Athlon X2 7750 BE @ 3.0GHz
  • 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 1066
  • Asus M3A78-EM 780G/SB700
  • XFX HD 4830 512MB
  • Vista 32-bit


Setup 3
  • Athlon X2 7750 BE @ 3.3GHz
  • 2x1GB OCZ 1066 DDR2
  • DFI LP Jr 790GX-M2RS
  • XFX HD 4830 512MB
  • Windows 7 Beta 32-bit


Aesthetics

The card looks great! Typical XFX quality all around. It has a flat black finish, a black PCB and a black PCI bracket. Did I mention that its black? :)


Cooling

First off, with the stock fan profile the 4830 idles around 38 degrees and loads in the low 50s! That is a huge difference than what I used to see with my reference 4850 and 4870. Fan noise is pretty quiet as well but picks up a little as the card is loaded (obviously).


Overclocking


The factory clocks are set at 575/900. So far I have it 3DMark06 stable at 802/1074. Any memory frequency above 1078MHz causes instant artifacting on the desktop. In addition, overclocking the core and memory haven't raised the load temps above a couple of degrees.


3DMark06 Setup 1

575/900: 8,883
  • SM 2.0: 3945
  • SM 3.0: 4536
  • CPU Score: 1852
650/1000: 9,276

675/1050: 9,459

700/1050: 9,445

721/1050 (CPU @ 2.8GHz): 10,056
  • SM 2.0: 4547
  • SM 3.0: 5220
  • CPU Score: 2012
749/1078 (CPU @ 2.8GHz): 10,096
  • SM 2.0: 4549
  • SM 3.0: 5290
  • CPU Score: 2004
802/1074 (CPU @ 2.8GHz): 10,197
  • SM 2.0: 4565
  • SM 3.0: 5404
  • CPU Score: 2010

3DMark06 Setup 2

575/900: 9,878
  • SM 2.0: 4225
  • SM 3.0: 4839
  • CPU Score: 2290

749/1078: 11,253
  • SM 2.0: 5093
  • SM 3.0: 5724
  • CPU Score: 2308

802/1074: 11,561
  • SM 2.0: 5237
  • SM 3.0: 5994
  • CPU Score: 2312

3DMark06 Setup 3

802/1074: 12,033
  • SM 2.0: 5332
  • SM 3.0: 6167
  • CPU Score: 2503

3DMark Vantage Setup 1

802/1074: P5993
  • GPU Score: 7048
  • CPU Score: 4135


3DMark Vantage Setup 2

802/1074: P6469
  • GPU Score: 7330
  • CPU Score: 4783



3DMark Vantage Setup 3

802/1074: P6614
  • GPU Score: 7289
  • CPU Score: 5174






 
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I heard that those 4830 clock like a charm
 
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I heard that those 4830 clock like a charm
Yes, they do. I've had a couple and both have been great. The 'higher' end 4830s can generally hit 700MHz+ on the core.
 

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What's your cpu scores for those runs? I'm contemplating getting the Sapphire 4830.
 
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Wow! awesome 3dm06 scores. And I don't mean that sarcastically. That really helps me ALOT!
Hehe...thanks! I am used to 5k+ CPU scores.
 

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Hehe...thanks! I am used to 5k+ CPU scores.
Yeah see in SM2 and SM3 scores you are very very close to my e5200 4Ghz run.

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Edited out broken link .....
 
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Very impressive, the 4830 is a beastly little card. I probably would of saved a few bucks and gone for the 4830's in crossfire rather then my 4850's if they had been out. No regrets though.

Are you going to do some vmods on it?
 
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I might volt mod. Depends on how they crossfire together.

*Updated maximum stable clocks to 700/1050*
 
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OMG . great overclock
 
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higher clocks
 

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Congrats! So, I am just guessing here, that this card would have no issues with most gaming titles at 1680x1050 at max then?
 
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I think it would be safe to say that. Not all of the 4830s OC this well. Although I've personally had a MSI 4830 OC edition which was a monster clocker too.
 
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Clocks are still rising. Idle temp is still at 39 degrees!
 
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nothing to say than OMFG
 
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802/1074 :rockout:
 
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can i ask the display settings? BTW you look like beast master.
 
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HAHAHA...the display settings in 3DMark06 are at their defaults....1280x1024, no AA, etc

802/1074 is as high as she goes.
 
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New high score on the 7750.
 
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Once my PII 940 gets here I'll put up some new results.
 

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What did you use to OC your 4830? I get nearly the same 3DMark Vantage score but with a 3.2Ghz cpu and 750MHz gpu. Is it game stable?