ATI Radeon HD 4830 Mainstream GPU

ATI Radeon HD 4830 Mainstream GPU

Since the RV770 GPU's initial arrival, we have seen the technology used in the GPU creep up and down AMD's product stack. At first, the RV770 powered only the ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870, but soon thereafter two RV770's were linked together to form the current flagship Radeon HD 4870 X2, and then the GPU was scaled down to form the Radeon HD 4600, 4500, and 4300 series of products. Ultimately, AMD ended up with competitive offerings at virtually every price point ranging from $39 on up to over $550. But there is an approximate $80 price gap between the $160-ish Radeon HD 4850 and roughly $80 Radeon HD 4670 that AMD plans to fill today with the release of the Radeon HD 4830.

As its name suggests, this latest addition to the Radeon HD 4800 series is similar to the Radeon HD 4850. In fact, the reference designs look almost identical. The 4830, however, has had a couple of SIMD arrays disabled, and hence has fewer active stream processors and TMUs.

AMD ATI Radeon HD 4830 Mainstream GPU

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Looks like a very good card. I have to agree that the $100-$150 market is cram packed right now. Thats not a bad thing for us though. Maybe the price will fall quickly. At $100 this would be a must have.

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I prefer nvidia myself,but since our $ in Australia fell to U.S. 0.62 cents I may try this ATI card soon.

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gazdone:

I prefer nvidia myself

I usually buy nvidia. I have to say though ATI has hit the mark this time around

 

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By the way,since I have a XFX 280 XXX on order for $699.00 cents.Delivery and credit card surcharge fees comes up to $735.00 and that was the cheapest price online I could find before our $ fell to U.S. 0.62 cents.I will stick with this order,but I have been waiting more then two weeks now for this shipment to arrive in Australia.So if they can not keep their commitment,then I will try this ATI HD 4830 even if it will cost up to 3 times the price in the U.S.

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Nice review.  Though I'd be interested in seing how it performs compared to the Radeon 3870 which costs only $100.

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