AMD Radeon HD 4600: performance at a low price, or so they say


The ATI Radeon HD 4600 is out of the gate and already talking a big talk.  Allegedly the new, low price card can outperform both the HD 3650 and the 9500GT while still keeping the cost under 80 bones for the GDDR3 flavor. Plus, the HD 4600 is now one of the least expensive DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.x supported graphics card. The graphic-creating power comes from a 55nm manufacturing process and the same 320 stream processors of the HD 3650. The basic 512MB, GDDR2 version is available for $69, with the upgraded GDDR3 edition going for $79. AMD even has plans to ship a 4670 version, complete with 1GB of memory later this month for an undisclosed price. As for the performance claims, we’ll wait for the benchmarks to hash out the details.