Radeon HD 4600 cards pictured, benchmarked

As the release of low-end Radeon HD 4600-series graphics cards nears, tech sites all over the world are digging up an increasing amount of dirt about them. The latest nuggets of information come from VR-Zone, which has obtained benchmarks of 4650 and 4670 cards, and Hardware-Infos, which has posted a picture of the two GPUs.

Starting with the benchmarks, VR-Zone claims 3DMark Vantage scores for the Radeon HD 4650 and 4670 lie in the P2100 and P3500 ranges, respectively. For reference, the site quotes scores of around P1900 for Nvidia’s GeForce 9500 GT, and around P3200 for Radeon HD 3850 models with DDR2 memory.

Hardware-Info’s photos show not just the 4650 and 4670, but also a RV710-based Radeon HD 4450 with a passive cooler. The former two look a little more interesting, though: the 4670 boasts a fairly meaty cooler (at least, as far as low-end GPU fans and heatsinks go) as well as connectors for CrossFire X multi-GPU operation. Meanwhile, the 4650 has a low-profile design and a teeny heatsink, but it’s still actively cooled.

According to VR-Zone, the Radeon HD 4650 and 4670 are both coming out on September 10.

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    • LoneWolf15
    • 13 years ago

    /[

    • Xaser04
    • 13 years ago

    r[

    • Cyco-Dude
    • 13 years ago

    i can’t wait for tr to review these…the 4850 is awesome but won’t work for me. the 4670 looks great though…hurry up september!

      • sigher
      • 13 years ago

      What the hell do you mean with ‘won’t work for me’?

        • Cyco-Dude
        • 13 years ago

        the card is too big, and i’d prefer whatever i have to not require additional power beyond what the pcie slot can supply.

    • scpulp
    • 13 years ago

    Am I the only one noticing a 4670 – on a 128-bit memory bus – still beats a 3850?

    Boy, does that ever expose just where the problem was in RV670. Makes you wonder if GDDR4 was really that bad; everything that ever ran using it wasn’t exactly hurting for memory bandwidth to begin with.

      • Meadows
      • 13 years ago

      Sure, because the 4670 used DDR3 and the news mention the DDR2 variant of that 3850.

        • scpulp
        • 13 years ago

        Ah, my mistake.

        …why would anyone put DDR2 on a 3850? It has enough problems. 😉

      • ew
      • 13 years ago

      Well I would conclude that memory bus width doesn’t make that much difference. Look at the 2900xt, gtx 260/280. They all have 512bit buses but it doesn’t help them much at all.

        • marvelous
        • 13 years ago

        Flaw in your logic.

        • Silus
        • 13 years ago

        Maybe you should read the reviews with a GTX 280 @ 2560×1600 and eye-candy on.

    • Flying Fox
    • 13 years ago

    I was hoping the 4650 to beat the 3850, oh well, can’t ask for everything I guess. At least the 4670 can do it.

      • marvelous
      • 13 years ago

      3dmark scores? Who cares. These cards are 128bit memory bus. It will not do anything above 1280×1024 and choke with AA at that resolution.

        • Meadows
        • 13 years ago

        I wouldn’t count on it.

    • pogsnet
    • 13 years ago
    • Meadows
    • 13 years ago

    These look to be great value for the masses, including and not limited to WoW boxes worldwide (especially with Blizzard’s adamant support as of late).

      • derFunkenstein
      • 13 years ago

      Actually, yeah, a WoW box is exactly what I was thinking of as well.

        • sigher
        • 13 years ago

        Isn’t the WoW thing over already? Do people still play that?

          • derFunkenstein
          • 13 years ago

          are you kidding or retarded?

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