ATI entry level VGA of low-temperature and power-saving–MSI R4670-2D512/D3 OC test

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  1. windwithme

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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.
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    Accessories included
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    MSI R4760-2D512/D3 graphics card
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    MSI R4760-2D512/D3 does not need an external power supply.
    The brand of the non-solid capacitor is Sanyo.
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    Supports CrossFireX
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    Dual DVI output design is more useful to me.
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    hynix GDDR3 512MB
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    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
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    CPU: 555X7.5=>3997Mhz
    DRAM: 1066 CL5 5-5-18 2T
    GPU MSI 4670
    Default 750/1000Mhz
    OC 778/1125Mhz

    3DMARK2003
    Default 750/1000Mhz
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    OC 778/1125Mhz
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    3DMARK2005
    Default 750/1000Mhz
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    OC 778/1125Mhz
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    3DMARK2006
    Default 750/1000Mhz
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    OC 778/1125Mhz
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    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
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    Default 750/1000Mhz
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    OC 778/1125Mhz
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    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
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    OC 778/1125Mhz
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    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
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    OC 778/1125Mhz
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    Crysis Benchmark
    Default 750/1000Mhz
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    OC 778/1125Mhz
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    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
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    After running 3DMark2005, the maximum moment temperature is 51 degrees.
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    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.
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    Running 3DMark2005
    The maximum power consumption is 187W.
    The majority of state is 165~175W.
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    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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    Great review as always, and it's awesome to see that ATI can still hold their own against Nvidia (at least for this gen).
     
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    Quite a reasonable card.... perfect for the casual gamer.
     
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    Great review mate. As always, i absolutely love the detailed photos (and those cute keyring things), keep it up :thumbup:.

    Interesting review too - i actually like reading review of low end cards :D
     
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    Great pics, nice review. Looks like a very good card for its market segment. Would make a good HTPC card to.
     
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    well done with another class review, keep it up, very interesting
     
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    how would this compare against a x1800xt?
     
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    it would chew it up and spit it out...
     
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    does the heatsinc block the use of adjacent slots ?

    it looks a little wider than the backplate
     
  12. Ospi

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    Nice little compact card which would be perfect for a non gamer who endulges in it every so often (sister + sims :rolleyes:).

    Great review. i must ask, what is with the cat?
     
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    how much is this little beast?
     
  14. 4wardtristan

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    so the pics cant get ripped off??
     
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    Aw, so that little beady keychain doesn't come with it?
     
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    ~$90 USD which I would say would be around $130 here
     
  17. Ospi

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    not hard to cut something out of a picture with a white bg though.
     
  18. SLATYE

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    But it means a bit of work for whoever's doing it. If they're lazy enough to steal someone else's pictures for their review, they're probably not going to bother removing that part of the image. They may well just find some other images to use.

    The review was great. Hopefully MSI/Asus/Gigabyte will come up with a passively-cooled version before too long; it should be possible given the relatively low heat output.
     
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    Also a very appealing choice for entry-level gaming too, if the price of these cards drops to around the $120 mark. Not to mention the potential in HTPC setups considering the small size of the PCB and the low temperature profile. (and thus, noise profile in terms of coolers.
     
  20. xcalibur

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    plastic cat > generic watermark
     

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