ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670

The ATI Mobilty Radon HD 4670 from AMD is a DirectX 10.1 middle-class notebook graphics adapter. Technically it is a higher clocked Mobility Radeon HD 4650. The 4670 was later renamed to Mobility Radeon HD 565v and succeeded by the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (DX 11 Support and a higher shader count but lower clocked).

The gaming performance of the GPU lies between the desktop HD 4650 and 4670. Therefore, most DirectX 9 games (like Call of Duty 4, F.E.A.R., or Unreal Tournament 3) should be playable in high details (in 1024x768). Demanding DX10 games from 2008 like Crysis run only in medium details fluently. Compared to Nvidia graphics cards, the performance should be on par with a GeForce GT 335M (lower synthetic scores but equal gaming performance).

The Mobility HD 4670 is based on the RV730 chip and features 320 stream processors (64 5-dimensional shader cores). These cores do the graphic work of the shader- and pixel pipelines of older GPUs. The stream processors are also called ALUs and are grouped in five-way VLIW units. Each of the five instructions of a VLIW bundle has to be independent from the others and therefore the performance depends on the optimization of the driver.

A speciality of the Radeon HD 4600 Series is the possibility to use ordinary DDR2 and DDR3 graphic memory (as a cheaper alternative to GDDR3). However, cards that use that kind of memory will be slower than others equipped with GDDR RAM.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4670 includes the Avivo HD called video technology including an onboard soundchip for 7.1 sound output over HDMI or DisplayPort and the 2nd generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder). This UVD 2 supports full bitstream decoding of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1 streams. In addition to this, it also supports dual video stream decoding and Picture-in Picture mode which makes the UVD full BD-Live compliant. Simplified, the Avivo HD technology handles all video tasks and enables the GPU to decode HD videos.

AMD published a current consumtion of about 28-30 Watt for the HD 4670. Still it is unclear if this value represents the chip alone or the whole mxm board including the memory (which would include about 5 Watt). Nevertheless, the battery runtime should be compareable to a laptop with GeForce 9600M GT / GT 130M graphics adapter.

Compared to the desktop ATI Radeon HD 4670, the mobile counterpart features a slower chip and memory clock (675/800 versus 775/900-1000) and therefore performs somewhere between a desktop 4650 and 4670.

ManufacturerATI
Mobility Radeon HD 4600 Series
Mobility Radeon HD 4670 320 @ 675MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

Mobility Radeon HD 4650

320 @ 550MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameM96-XT
ArchitectureTerascale 1
Pipelines320 - unified
Core Speed *675 MHz
Shader Speed *675 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR2, DDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Power Consumption35 Watt
Transistors514 Million
technology55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.0, PCI-E 2.0 x16, Powerplay, DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600, HDMI support up to 1920x1080 (both with 7.1 AC3 Audio), 1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement09.01.2009
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://ati.amd.com/products/MobilityRade...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2947      avg: 3004.5 (8%)     median: 3004.5 (8%)     max: 3062 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2543      avg: 2551.5 (6%)     median: 2551.5 (6%)     max: 2560 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 6704      avg: 6995 (24%)     median: 6828 (23%)     max: 7620 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11778      avg: 12613.5 (34%)     median: 12613.5 (34%)     max: 13449 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 21623      avg: 22295 (15%)     median: 22295 (15%)     max: 22967 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 23519      avg: 24975 (41%)     median: 24975 (41%)     max: 26431 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3685      avg: 3787 (14%)     median: 3787 (14%)     max: 3889 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4150      avg: 5001.5 (43%)     median: 4567 (39%)     max: 6722 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 5.7      avg: 5.7 (84%)     median: 5.7 (84%)     max: 5.7 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
56.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low:
119.2  fps      Compare
med.:
47.5  fps      Compare
high:
38.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen
Risen (2009)
med.:
43.6  fps      Compare
high:
31.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Need for Speed Shift
Need for Speed Shift (2009)
med.:
35.4  fps      Compare
high:
25.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
Colin McRae: DIRT 2 (2009)
low:
51.5  fps      Compare
med.:
43.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
77 86.9 ~ 82 fps      Compare
ultra:
19 24.9 ~ 22 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Sims 3
Sims 3 (2009)
low:
235  fps      Compare
med.:
74  fps      Compare
high:
62  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R. 2
F.E.A.R. 2 (2009)
low:
104.2 118.7 ~ 111 fps      Compare
med.:
62.4 78.8 ~ 71 fps      Compare
high:
51.6 52.3 ~ 52 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead (2008)
high:
91  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 (2008)
low:
77.3 90.5 ~ 84 fps      Compare
high:
36.2 41.5 ~ 39 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis Warhead
Crysis Warhead (2008)
low:
48  fps      Compare
ultra:
12  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Supreme Commander - FA Bench
Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007)
low:
48  fps      Compare
med.:
35.7  fps      Compare
high:
29.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
52.5 55.5 ~ 54 fps      Compare
med.:
30.8 41.2 ~ 36 fps      Compare
high:
26 29.5 ~ 28 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
59.4  fps      Compare
med.:
37.9  fps      Compare
high:
23.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark (2005)
high:
141.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. (2005)
low:
127  fps      Compare
med.:
65  fps      Compare
high:
62  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Counter-Strike Source
Counter-Strike Source (2004)
high:
130  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3
Doom 3 (2004)
low:
141.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
137.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo (1999)
high:
639.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Benchmarks by AMD

AMD published on the launch date of the HD 4000 series a document with relative benchmark values (HD 4670 to HD 3670). The benchmarks were conducted with a fast desktop Quad-Core CPU and unplayable setting of 1600x1200 with 4x Antialiasing and 16xAF. Therefore the following graph is only of limited use and shows only the improvements in some aspects over the predecessor.

Still there is also a graph with the 3DMark06 score. As the HD 3670 was announced with about 4700 3DMark06 points, the 4670 should score about 7000 points in 3DMark06 (1.5x performance according to the slide). Therefore, the performance would be on par with the old HD 3850.

Relative performance of the HD 4670 to HD 3670 in unplayable settings of 1600x1200 4xAA 8xAF.
Relative performance of the HD 4670 to HD 3670 in unplayable settings of 1600x1200 4xAA 8xAF.

Notebook reviews with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 graphics card

Acer Aspire 8935G: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 18.4", 4.6 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 8935G Notebook

Dell Studio XPS 16 (4670): Intel Core 2 Duo P9700, 16.0", 3.3 kg
  Review » Review Dell Studio XPS 16 (ATI HD4670) Notebook

MSI EX625: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 16", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review MSI EX625 Notebook

Acer Aspire 8935G: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 18.4", 4.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 8935G

Acer Aspire 8935G-904G1TBwn: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 18.4", 4.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 8935G-904G1TBwn

Asus N60Dp: AMD Athlon II M300, 16.0", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Asus N60Dp

Dell Studio XPS 16 (4670): Intel Core 2 Duo P9700, 16.0", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Dell Studio XPS 16 (4670)

Dell Studio XPS 1645: Intel Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Dell Studio XPS 1645

Dell Studio XPS 1647: Intel Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Dell Studio XPS 1647

MSI EX625: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 16", 2.6 kg
  External Review » MSI EX625

MSI EX628-8447BW7P: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 2.7 kg
  External Review » MSI EX628-8447BW7P

MSI GX623: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » MSI GX623

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)