ATI let out a new “budget” minded card today in the form of the Radeon HD 4830. Based on the same RV770 technology powering its siblings, the 4850 and 4870, the 4830 is set to go up against NVIDIA’s own midrange card, the GeForce 9800 GT.
The card is already available for purchase, and while it has a suggested retail price of “less than $150”, it can be found on Newegg for $115 (after rebate). That’s a pretty stellar deal.
ATI’s new card offers many of the same features as the rest of the 4k series, such as hardware decoding of HD streams, and 7.1 surround sound support. It’s designed to sit in between the HD 4670 and the HD 4850, and its hardware offerings reflect that position.
- Radeon HD 4830 GPU @ 575MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 RAM @ 1800MHz
- Maximum resolution: 2560×1200
- Crossfire capable
- Supports both digital and analog video interfaces
While the exact number of ports vary between board partners, the cards already available have either 2 DVI-I out and 1 s-video (with HDMI supported for one of the DVI ports), or a slightly more diverse range of 1 DVI-I, 1 VGA and 1 HDMI. TechReport did take a look at the new card and found that it compared more than favorably to NVIDIA’s 9800GT counterpart. If you’re looking for a card that will let you play modern games without breaking your budget, the new 4830 is certainly a viable option.
via Tech Report