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Radeon HD 4830 vs 4670

By GeforcerFX
Jan 8, 2011
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  1. 4830 vs. 4670, okay need a sub $80 upgrade for my 3rd tower. Any way the stats are different as such the 4830 should be better to my knowledge, but heres the catch. the 8350 has a 256mb mem interface, the 4670 has 128bit, the 4830 is 512mb of gddr3, the 4670 has 1gb of gddr3. anyone know which is better, i have till friday to decide, heres the cards.

    4830: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131381

    4670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161315&cm_re=4670-_-14-161-315-_-Product

    thankyou
     
  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    The 4830 will outperform the 4670 by a considerable margin ... good review of the 4830 on Techpowerup.
     
  3. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 336   +49

    yeah

    i checked out toms hardware charts(which i should have done first) the 4830 beats the 4670. i was just curious if that lack of 512mb of ram compared to the 4670 would actually come into haunt me, i play on a 32" LCD tv atm so it's at 720p, not the highest res but when my new 28" monitor at 1080p gets here i am wondering how well it would handle my games.
     
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    I'd still opt for the extra performance, however if you're moving to 1080p it might be a good idea to bump up to something like a 4850. Here's a XFX 1GB 4850 on newegg for $95 after rebate XFX 4850.
     
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    the 4670 with 1gb ram is a waste because that card can not make a difference compared to the 4830 in gaming so the ram size doesn't matter.
     
  6. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 336   +49

    thanks guys i am gonna go with a 4830 for the moment, and at some point i will do a dual GPU card, sine this system has dual dual cores, so that should allow the full potential of the system.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    That's not how it works.

    Also, you've got to have another PCIE slot, and a sufficient powersupply.
    Come to think of it, you don't mention either of those, but I'm assuming you already checked those out.
     
  8. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 336   +49

    why would a need another PCI-e slot for a dual GPU card, not a crossfirex or SLI setup, like a9800 GX2 or a 4670 x2, one slot two GPU's, and i already have a 650watt PSU, but when i upgrade to the dual card i am gonna get a 5.25 power supply just for the card (Since the 2 dual cores in the system can suck down a lot of power)
     
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Oh.
    4670X2 sucks btw.
    IMO a single card solution is much better for anything less than $300 USD.
     
  10. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Yeah, it needed to said. There are plenty of current generation single gpu cards from either camp that will blow the 4670X2 away ... quite a few for less money.
     
  11. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 336   +49

    sorry

    i was just using the 4670 x2 as an example, i just thought of it first since i saw it while looking at TH's charts. idk, the 4830 will fit my needs and move past my 9600 GSO, which s all i needed is to make sure i evened out with that or upgraded soo, yeah, we will c what nvidia has out in a few months, and the 4670x2 is two mid level card put together hence why a very high end card would beat it.
     
     


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