Pretty compelling sub-£100 option.
Anyone hoping for something better from AMD, having split into the Foundry Company and (a slimmed down) AMD, than a mid-range graphics card, as its first announcement will be disappointed. It’s not so much that the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4830 is likely to be a bad product; just that we already have enough GPUs to choose from that having another doesn’t really add anything.
On the specs front, the 4830 offers quite a lot at its sub-£100 MSRP.
- 640 stream processors
- 575MHz core clock
- 256-bit memory interface
- 32 texture units
By appearances, then, the Radeon HD 4830 is about three quarters of a Radeon HD 4850 at something like 83 per cent of the price. That’s par for the course, though, and the £100 price point is a fairly important one – progressively more so given the current financial situation.
Add AMD’s arguably better media centre PC support, including 7.1-channel audio over HDMI, even using a DVI to HDMI converter, and the Radeon 4830 does seem like a pretty compelling offering.
AMD press release.