ATI Radeon HD 4670 Video Card Review :: Conclusion

09-16-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

ATI Radeon HD 4670 Video Card Review

ATI has hit a homerun in many respects with the HD 4xxx family of video cards u. The HD 4670 has similar performance to its older brother, the HD 3850 and better pricing. NVIDIA and ATI are both competing for the video card dollar and a competitive price war has the benefit of getting better cards for a lower price than the manufacturer would like, but in the end run it benefits the consumer.

The market for video cards in the under $100 price range is rather crowded at the moment with 9600GT, 9600GSO, HD 4670 and the 8800GT all coming in nearly the same price as you can see from the chart earlier in the review and thatís the main issue with this card release. Previous mainstream cards like the HD 2600 and HD 3450 did not have the competition from other cards in this price point. The HD 4670 is a great card for what it was designed for. The ability to run every game out there especially those supporting DX10.1 means that the HD 4670 will play games with the full features turned on if you want to. ATI says that the HD 4670 consumes less than 75W under full load, meaning that it nearly offers the performance of the HD 3850 in almost every situation without the extra power that the HD 3850 requires to operate properly.