Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 512MB video card review
By this point in 2008, I'm sure I don't need to recount the story of AMD's successes thanks to the Radeon HD 4800 series and RV770, the GPU core that powers it, any further - We all know that particular launch caught NVIDIA cold, and they're still trying to respond in the form of SKU and pricing adjustments that seem to be going little to swing mindshare amongst consumers back in their favour.
With everything looking rosy at that higher end of the market, it was of course time for AMD to shift their focus downwards towards the mainstream, sub-£100 market, and it is that shift that brings us to today's review. Graphics boards in this sort of price range have often been hit-or-miss affairs - We've seen some fantastic low cost graphics boards over the years, matched only by the number of insipid and sloth-like offerings that left us cold.
So, onwards we march to meet the newest contender in this segment, the Radeon HD 4670 - Which of those two categories will it fall into? The RV730 core which sits at the heart of this part is certainly of upstanding parentage, but will that count for anything in a £70 part? There's only one way to find out, so let's see what the Radeon HD 4670 is all about courtesy of Sapphire's reference-based offering.