There has been a rash of GPUs coming out of the ATI camp lately. Each one designed to compete with Nvidia in a select price and performance range. Many of these we have reviewed over the last year. Last week we saw the HD4550 being at the low end of the spectrum but did very well in our test for a card that is priced in the $60 range. But there are times when one needs just a little bit more and not have to dig into the pocket too much more.
The Sapphire HD4650 is a low price GPU based on the 55nm fabricated die that has all the features of the higher priced cards but just not to the extent of the others. Two of the main features of the card is the overclocked 650MHz core and 320 Stream Processors. This is more than enough to support your favorite high def video at a resolution of 2560x1600. And all this can be had for a mere $80.
What Sapphire has to say
Loaded with the latest features, the ATI Radeon™HD 4600 Series graphics cards deliver a level of gaming performance previously only found in high-end graphics cards. Redefine the way you play HD games and enjoy unprecedented levels of graphics realism powered by 320 stream processing units, up to 1GB of memory and support for Microsoft DirectX®10.1 games. Upgrade your graphics card and watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity1or take your experience to another level with new multimedia capabilities. Do it all with break-through energy efficiency that doesn’t compromise performance.