AMD Radeon HD 4670: Ruling from Top to Bottomby Derek Wilson on September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST
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When it comes to power consumption, the Radeon HD 4670 is nothing short of awesome. At idle our entire testbed (Intel G45 + Core 2 Quad Q9450) used only 67W with the Radeon HD 4670. Under load running Crysis we were looking at 139W.
While the 9500 GT is a little lower in power use, the performance difference is huge as well. The 4670 drawing 139W competes in performance with the cards that draw about 30W more.
The card isn't passively cooled, but it is fairly quiet. For those who don't need absolute silence and want an HTPC that doubles as a gaming machine on a 720p TV, the 4670 might be the ticket.