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ATI Radeon HD 4770 review: The $100 Killer GPU?

By Julio Franco · 5 replies
Apr 28, 2009
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  1. Hot on the heels of last month's Radeon HD 4890 release which set a new performance record for ATI as their fastest single GPU yet, the company has another new graphics card for us today, this time targeting the sub-$100 market.

    The new Radeon HD 4770 is the world’s first 40nm graphics processing unit, and although it's not designed to set any speed records like the flagship 4890, the 4770 aims to deliver the best possible value in a neat cost-effective package.

    It has become common practice for both ATI and Nvidia to make their initial migration to a new design process using a mid-range or even low-end GPU, allowing time for refinement before they push it to high-performance parts. That said, the Radeon HD 4770 is far from a simple affair as the GPU has a transistor count of 826 million, or just 14% less than the Radeon HD 4890, ATI’s most complex GPU yet.

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  2. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 229

    Wow, looks like a great card for 120$(CAD)

    I payed almost double that for my HD4850 and the performance is pretty close for the little guy >:O
  3. jimsing59

    jimsing59 TS Member

    You can get nice ATI Radeon and Nvidia cards for under $100 now. This category is the best value for your money.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 8,253   +1,269

    It didn't use to be, usually sub $100 cards were not good enough for gaming other than casual or older titles but that isn't the case today.

    Like we mentioned in our review conclusion, this new Radeon card seems to be the best buy at launch but watch for discount in competing products from Nvidia, they won't sit duck.
  5. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 267

    Very nice review, the 4770 seems like a very powerful card and for $100?! makes me feel kind of bad for spending $180 for my 4850 when I got it. I want to know how they will do in crossfire. Awesome job Julio.
  6. Grimrocker

    Grimrocker TS Rookie Posts: 16

    OMG!!! Invest in two of those and build a Cross-fire'd rig and voila, you're in serious business mate.

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