Sapphire Radeon HD 4650 HDMI 512MB video card review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: We've already marvelled somewhat at RV730 during our Radeon HD 4670 review, and how a GPU with as many Stream Processors as a last-generation high-end board can crop up at such a low price point, and that line of thought follows even more so with the Radeon HD 4650, which brings us the exact same...
Excerpt: Sapphire Radeon HD4650 AGP Review Sapphire AGP is dead; Long Live AGP! In 1997, Intel created a new expansion path for improving performance of video display. The Accelerated Graphics Port offered a dedicated point-to-point 32-bit 66MHz pathway to the processor and a separate 8-bit sideband...
Conclusion: Despite the fact that an AGP slot has not been on motherboards in a long time we seem to still see these cards being made. As stated before, if you currently have a X1950 or higher then there is not really any reason to move to this chip.
Conclusion: The first thing you have to look at before buying this card is the price. Though the card is cheaper than the HD 4670, is it really worth it? Now, if this were the difference between an HD 4850 and HD 4870, where the price difference is bigger, then you should put more thought into it.
Summary: If you are purely looking for the best bang for the buck in the ATI graphics card lineup then the HD 4650 and HD 4670 are definitely the best choice. While their 3D performance can certainly not rival high-end cards they are good for some pretty serious gaming.
Pros: Phenomenal overclocking potential, Good price/performance ratio, Overclocked out of the box, Low power draw, DirectX 10.1 support
Cons: Very Noisy cooler, Low stock overclock, No support for CUDA/PhysX
Summary: La serie
disegna un nuovo scenario nell'ambito delle schede video della fascia mainstream, le prestazioni offerte infatti, erano fino a pochi mesi fa ad appannaggio delle sole soluzioni di fascia alta.