HIS Radeon 4670, 4830 & 4850 Mid Range Round-Up


HIS 4670, 4830, 4850It's good to see that HIS are once again working hard and pushing out a whole range of fantastic graphics cards. Whilst some cards cause a great amount of hair pulling and annoyance, the HIS cards remained perfectly stable throughout testing, a testament to their great after market cooler additions.
The newest of the cards reviewed today was the 4830, and it easily surpassed our expectations. What's more impressive is the Cost Per Frame that the card returned, in some tests offering twice as many frames for the same cost. At the time of writing, the card was available for an amazingly low £105.74 from Overclockers.
While the 4850 and 4670 were overshadowed by the superb bang for buck of the 4830, they're still very good cards. The 4670 offers reasonable performance for those looking for a cheap upgrade that will allow them to play modern games at medium/low resolution and quality. At the time of writing, the card was available for £64.61 from Overclockers.
HIS 4670 IceQ
The Good:
+ After market Cooler
+ Good performance for gamers on a tight budget
+ HIS haven't slacked when it comes to the included bundle

The Mediocre:
* The 4830 Offers better bang per buck
The Bad:
- Dual slot cooler is fairly large for a low-end GPU and may not fit in some systems.
Value For money

HIS 4830 fan edition
The Good:
+ Amazingly low cost per frame
+ Performance is not too far off from the 4850
+ A good choice for gamers who can't afford the 4850 but don't want to drop to a low end card
The Mediocre:
* No pre-fitted after market cooler, although the stock cooler remained perfectly stable throughout testing
The Bad:
- Nothing to report
Value for Money Gamers Choice
We would like to thank HIS for supplying today's review samples. Discuss in our forums.
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Most Recent Comments

09-11-2008, 12:31:57


09-11-2008, 15:05:56

Nice review mate. That 4830 is a nice GPU, but it's just too close to the price of a reference 4850...

And that IceQ4 4850 is quite possibly the sexiest graphics card of the year.Quote

09-11-2008, 16:23:45

It is a rather lovely card.

As you say, the 4850 reference may pose a threat to the 4830, but even so, its still amazing value.Quote

11-11-2008, 11:43:44

Its nice to see ATI coming strong, may save AMD's neck from the great weilding intel axe that is i7...Quote

11-11-2008, 11:50:03

How do u mean ?

(good article btw)Quote

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