Power Consumption

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.

Total System Power Consumption

Total System Power Consumption

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  • FishTankX - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - link

    I think this is the only article i've ever seen that uses the term 'Epic fail' in the conclusion. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - link

    Eh, don't be so elitist and stuffy, if the article is good - and it is - then it doesn't really matter. Reply
  • n00bxqb - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - link

    Same here ... I approve of this term :)

    As for the HD 4670, keep in mind that this WILL make its way into MAINSTREAM computers (i.e. Dells and HPs), which is a very good thing. The 9600 GSO and 9600 GT probably won't find a home in these PCs because, let's face it, those cards at the $100 price-point aren't high margin and Nvidia and their partners aren't going to be able to offer the kind of substantial discount to OEMs like they can on items like the HD 4670 and 9500 GT.

    Also, given the low power consumption, I could see this making its way into laptops soon as well in the $700-$1000 price range.

    This will be good not only for your uneducated mainstream computer buyer, but it will also be good for AMD, which really needs it right now, and the PC gaming industry, which also really needs increased demand right now, too.
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  • fri2219 - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - link

    Not to mention "loose" in place of the word lose...

    Terrible review, even worse writing.

    This isn't up to Anandtech standards.
    Reply
  • Megaknight - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - link

    Why is it a terrible review? Beacause it shows Nvidia sells old technology like it was new and screws the less informed people? Reply
  • regnez - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - link

    Well, we certainly look forward to your review of this card in the very near future, then. Or at the very least, some constructive criticism. If you cannot provide either of those, how about you just STFU?

    Also, I would not be surprised to see this card in an iMac refresh, courtesy of its low-power/decent performance. Certainly it would be an improvement over the 2400/2600 GPUs they have now, at least for the baseline models.
    Reply
  • fri2219 - Thursday, September 11, 2008 - link

    Does your daddy's dick still taste like your shit?

    I look forward to your review of all the penises you've licked the shit off in the future.

    Until then, shut the fuck up/
    Reply
  • xeutonmojukai - Thursday, September 11, 2008 - link

    Petty bickering makes one look petty, nothing more.

    Besides that, I have an interest in your expert assessment of your own experience licking feces off of male genitalia, since I'm sure it would be riveting compared to your new rival's most likely empty repertoire of anecdotes.

    Back on-topic, I found this review to be great, and I also find that spelling is about as relevant to the quality of a person's writing of a review as an incoherent username is to the inherent coolness of the user on a reply thread.
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  • Gristy - Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - link

    I recent upgraded to the agp version of the 4670 my pc is pretty average, i have a 2.8 amd athlon 1.5 GB of ram and im currently running ARMA2 on high graphics with my resolution at 1024 x 768 and the game runs perfectly smooth with absolute fantastic graphics, i HIGHLY reccomend this budget card :D Reply
  • dellprecision380 - Saturday, July 9, 2011 - link

    4670 will work in x16 pci slot and 375watt psu?mother board intel 955xcs and pentium d 3.2ghz Reply

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