MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun :: MSI R4670 2D512/3D Bundle

12-19-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun
  • MSI R4670 2D512/3D video card
  • Driver CD
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • ATI Standard Installation guide

MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun Box

Box

MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun Rear of box

Rear of box

MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun Card in box

Card in box

MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun Bundle

Bundle


MSI decided to bundle the card in a small black box. In fact it's one of the smallest retail boxes I've ever seen for a video card. Companies have tended to include everything and anything that a user will want and bundle them in a box. MSI chose to go the minimalist route with no bundled game included. Few manufacturers include a game with their $80 video card but it would have been nice to play a DX 10 game with the card. A single DVI to VGA adapter is included as well as Quick Start Guides for installing video cards and the HD 4670.

ATI has released a new driver set called Catalyst 8.12 in the last few days. The driver set improved performance in some of the games that have been released in the last few months including Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, Dead Space and others that have favored the NVIDIA based cards in that same price category. ATI releases a new driver set every month to fix issues with games, applications, and improve performance. Unfortunately, I was unable to overclock the card with ATI's Overdrive utility as it was unable to initialize the overclocking utility.


Driver screenshots


MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun
MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun
MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun
MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun


MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun
MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun