ATI is doing better recently with competing with NVIDIA’s video card offerings. ATI’s performance gains have forced NVIDIA to drop prices to compete, which is a good thing for gamers. Today ATI announced its latest video card aimed at games on a budget.
The ATI Radeon HD 4830 was introduced today with a MSRP of under $150. The card is DirectX 10.1 compatible as well. Support for ATI’s Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2.0) is built-in for decoding HD video content and the card supports 7.1-surround sound.
ATI is aiming the video card at the NVIDIA 9800 GT and claims that it outperforms the 9800 GT significantly. The 4830 has 956 million transistors, uses a 256-bit GDDR3 memory interface, and has 512MB of RAM. Early reviews say that the card can be had for around $130 online. The card has 640 stream processors, 32 texture units, 16 ROPs, a core clock of 575MHz, and a memory clock of 1800MHz.