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ATI Radeon HD 4650


$69.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Better than onboard video from Intel. You get a high video performance for a good price. Can play older games at lower resolutions quite easily.

The Cons:Active cooling with such small and cheap fans leads to high volume and tonal fan noise. Can be outperformed quite easily by the 4670 - which is only supposed to be $10 more. Probably not a worthy upgrade from onboard Nvidia or ATI graphics.

Launched in mid September 2008, the HD 4650 is a budget video card by ATI. Priced at $69, only $10 less than the 4670, the 4650 is set to compete with the Nvidia 9400GT for use in HTPCs or low end gaming or media PCs.

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Featuring the same number of stream processors, texture units and ROPs, the major differences between the 4650 and the 4670 is the reduced core clockspeed, from 750MHz to 600MHz, and the speed of the VRAM, cut from 2000MHz to 1000MHz. Thus, an improved energy consumption and TDP can be expected of the 4650, for an expected drop in gaming performance - a fair tradeoff for those interested in picking up a card for as little money as possible.

  • GPU: RV730 PRO, 600MHz
  • Texture Units: 32
  • ROPs: 8
  • Transistors: 514M
  • VRAM: 512MB DDR2 @ 1000MHz, 128bit interface
  • TDP: <75W

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Pros
  • 20

    better than onboard video from Intel

  • 11

    you get a high video performance for a good price.

  • 9

    can play older games at lower resolutions quite easily

  • 7

    helps offload video decoding from the CPU

  • 7

    can be passively cooled quite easily

  • 6

    can play almost all new games at a respectable resolution of 1024X768 better than 9400GT

  • 6

    On my core 2 quad 2.33Ghz 4 Gb ram pc the HD 4650 will run fallout three very easily at 1920x1080 60+fps in fact!

  • 5

    Can run Dragon Age: Origins at Very High settings at 1600x900 res with 60+ fps. plays all games at medium to high settings.

  • 4

    Great features such as complete support for Shader Model 4.1, DirectX 10.1 and HDCP, plus its ability to play most of the games in high settings makes this card a must-buy for anyone looking for a nice, mainstream budget card.

  • 2

    Runs Black Ops at max with a core i3 processor and 6GB RAM

Cons
  • -3

    active cooling with such small and cheap fans leads to high volume and tonal fan noise

  • -4

    can be outperformed quite easily by the 4670 - which is only supposed to be $10 more

  • -8

    probably not a worthy upgrade from onboard Nvidia or ATI graphics

  • -8

    very poor availability

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tam
tam: #ati_radeon_hd_4650 does this graphic card can play nba2k11 flawlessly??ty Sep 7, 11
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Anonymous
Anonymous: #ati_radeon_hd_4650 Worst graphics card i have ever bought May 18, 11
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A420Gamer
A420Gamer: #ati_radeon_hd_4650 Runs Call of Duty : Black Ops and Batman Arkham Asylum flawlessly on my Gateway DX4831-01e. I upgraded my PSU to a 450 Watt to support the extra power . This card works very well with a Core i3 530 processor. Also, great for editing HD video and the 1080p playback looks great on my 32" Flat screen TV. Apr 12, 11
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Esmaeil Afshari
Esmaeil Afshari: #ati_radeon_hd_4650 I want to update graphics card my computer. model of graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 4650 Feb 19, 11
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