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Old 24th September 2008, 10:12   #1
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ATI finally released its latest 4800 entry-level product - code-named 4670/4650.
Though the middle-level version of 4850 was unveiled first, its price and performance are still acceptable in the market.
Last month, ATI launched its high-end version of 4870X2.
Once again, it has regained the throne of the highest performing single graphics card.

ATI also unveils its new generation entry-level graphics card in September.
This time we tested the graphics card is MSI R4760-2D512/D3, its market price is about 90 US dollars.


Product packaging
Very compact, the packaging should be more attractive for this market price segment.


Accessories included


MSI R4760-2D512/D3 graphics card






MSI R4760-2D512/D3 does not need an external power supply.
The brand of the non-solid capacitor is Sanyo.



Supports CrossFireX


Dual DVI output design is more useful to me.


hynix GDDR3 512MB


MSI R4670-2D512/D3 utilizes the solid radiator with copper at the bottom.
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CPU: INTEL Core 2 Duo E8400
MB: DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RSB PLUS
DRAM: CORSAIR TWIN2X2048-6400C4
VGA: MSI R4760 2D512/D3
HD: Seagate 7200.10 320GB
POWER: Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
Cooler: Thermaltake BigTyp VP/JETART Nano Diamond/Lubic


CPU: 555X7.5=>3997Mhz
DRAM: 1066 CL5 5-5-18 2T
GPU MSI 4670
Default 750/1000Mhz
OC 778/1125Mhz

3DMARK2003
Default 750/1000Mhz


OC 778/1125Mhz


3DMARK2005
Default 750/1000Mhz


OC 778/1125Mhz


3DMARK2006
Default 750/1000Mhz


OC 778/1125Mhz


The 3DMark performance of only 90 US dollars graphics card is not excellent than the higher price 3850 series.
Strictly speaking, the price of 3850 series is lower compared to the last generation product.
The 3DMark performance of the new 4670 series is fairly good.

Running Games
COMPANY OF HEROES
Resolution 1600 X1200
Details Rating: Custom settings for the highest quality


Default 750/1000Mhz


OC 778/1125Mhz


ATI graphics card was tested to run Company of Heroes, while testing, there were hundreds of pages on the screen.
But the largest number of pages is about 60 in the result pages.
I do not know what to change in the settings.
Therefore, we use the minimum screen update rate be the effective reference value.
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Age Of Empires
1600X1200
Default 750/1000Mhz


OC 778/1125Mhz


The performance of R4670 in Age Of Empires is more excellent than the previous 3800 series.

Need For Speed Pro Street
1600X1200
Default 750/1000Mhz


OC 778/1125Mhz



Crysis Benchmark
Default 750/1000Mhz


OC 778/1125Mhz


As long as do not open the maximum effect, the above four games can be run in 1600 x 1200 resolution.
ATI has already made a great improvement in the performance for the entry-level graphics card.
The current core can only be transferred to the highest 778MHz.
The core of 4670 is too new to support the overclocking options of other related software.
I believed that 4670 can have a better overclocking performance while supporting the software in the future.

Temperature
Default 750/1000Mhz
The room temperature is about 27 degrees. Default 750/1000MHz.
Standby Mode



After running 3DMark2005, the maximum moment temperature is 51 degrees.



The radiator comes with the copper material and greater cooling area.
The fan operates without any noise.
Coupled with the low-temperature 4670 GPU, the overall temperature has met the user’s satisfaction.

Power Consumption
E8400 3997Mhz/DFI X48/MSI 4670
The overall power consumption in standby mode is 114W.



Running 3DMark2005
The maximum power consumption is 187W.
The majority of state is 165~175W.


The power consumption of 4670 is not high during standby mode or full-speed operation.
The low power consumption and low temperature of 4670 are good for saving energy.

At present we can see the price of each 4670 is about 90 to 95 US dollars, which is higher than ATI’s official retail price of 79 US dollars.
Maybe because of the recently launched product, it is likely to have similar prices with the 3650/3850.
ATI should raised the price slightly while unveils 4670.
I do hope 4670 can be quickly reduced to the original price as soon as possible.
By the way, 3850 comes with the high C/P value is also the best choice.
ATI has more rival low-end product line than the other venders.

The 3D performance of ATI 4670 is excellent, especially in the temperature and electricity consumption.
There is some news these days that the price of NVIDIA 95/96 had cut down while ATI was launching its 4670 product.
We can see that the price of the ATI product line is attracting more attention in the market.

A few months ago, the introduction of 4850/4870 had forced NVIDIA GTX360/280 to cut down its price less than a month after its launching.
Each level of ATI 4800 series products had caused NVIDIA to adjust their price repeatedly.
I do not want to see NVIDIA having all the advantages in the market like in the past two years.
The prices of graphics card are controlled by one supplier only.

Most consumers would like to see the competition and comparison among the manufacturers.
I hope NVIDIA can launch more competitive products in the future and ATI will continue to maintain the strength in its future products.
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