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RV730 Tested, Performs Close to Radeon HD 3850

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The ATI RV730 graphics processor in its Radeon HD 4670 avatar was reviewed by Chinese website IT168. Findings of the review show the card outclassing its predecessor, the RV635, and deliver a level of performance close to that of the RV670-based Radeon HD 3850 512MB. Several tests that include 3DMark Vantage, Crysis Single Player Demo and Call of Duty 4 among other game tests were run. The highlight of the test was where the HD 4670 produced up to 100% performance gains over the NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT in the Crysis Single Player Demo test, more or less explaining NVIDIA's possible move to bring in a GeForce 9550 GT. Across several tests, the RV730 trailed the HD 3850 by a small margin of FPS.

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i think that Nvidia will just rename 8800GT in to 9550GTS :) and that will be it :D
 

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looks like amd is on a roll
 
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I wonder if RV730 overclocks to >1GHz as it's predecessors...
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so what yall are saying this is basically a 3850 but with the Flaws Fixed (AA/AF forceing doesnt take a massive toll)
 
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Funny that the ringbus was a hyped feature in R600 but a performance hindering flaw for RV670...
 
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looks like a winner to me, looks like it would be good in a HTPC or a second box, id even get it if i was just needing something to go by on something better
 

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Very nice, I can't wait for its release and some detailed reviews and most importantly pricing information. I'd also like to see some AA and AF settings, some of the things that really push the memory bus. Somehow I think the HD3850 will pull away once AA and AF are enabled simply because of the larger memory bus, however the AA and AF fixes might negate that.
 

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I agree. At first I was like, pshaw to the results when compared with the 3850. Then I thought about it and I was like, well it is the midrange of the 3xxx series and the 3870 was the high end. Very respectable showing. Id like to know power draw of this card.
 

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now gimme one in a laptop!!
 
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this is what should be in fusion
 

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well the 9550GT is supposed to be a G94 with 192bit bus, so it should easily take this card
 

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well the 9550GT is supposed to be a G94 with 192bit bus, so it should easily take this card
Isn't the 9550GT also going to have 48 SP's instead of the full 64? Either way, it will give this a run for it's money.

I really wish nVidia would get off their asses and actually put out some new cards instead of falling back on old technology to fill the lower end gaps.
 

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the G94 was meant to compete with this, the 8800GS was the real HD3850 compitor, the 9500GT just came out early. And compared to the GTX280 is not a midrange.
 
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very nice
 
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It's mildy better than my current X1800XT. Not by a hell of a lot. Definitely not enough to warrant paying for a new card. :( I'd like it though lol
 

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i wonder how much power it uses compared to a 3850/3650
 

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It's mildy better than my current X1800XT. Not by a hell of a lot. Definitely not enough to warrant paying for a new card. :( I'd like it though lol
yea, its why when i had my 7950GT I waiting so long, had to wait for the 3870 to come down for something to be worth my cash