SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 4730
"Sapphire Radeon HD 4730 also featuring BFG GeForce 9600 GT OC2. Sapphire Radeon HD 4730 has a 8% higher clock speed, 48% higher memory speed and 576 extra pixel shaders compared to BFG GeForce 9600 GT OC2. Another advantage Sapphire Radeon HD 4730 has is the Gddr5 memory and DirectX 10.1 support. The only disadvantage for Sapphire Radeon HD 4730 is the 128 Bit Memory Interface which is half that found on BFG GeForce 9600 GT OC2. How will this effect the performance of Sapphire Radeon HD 4730?"
"Following the successful launch of the world’s first 40nm Graphics processor, Sapphire Radeon HD 4730, Sapphire Technology, the leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of AMD/ATI based graphics solutions is now shipping Sapphire Radeon HD 4730 - a powerful midrange graphics card that will appeal to enthusiasts on a budget."
"GDDR5 provides twice the data per pin of GDDR3 memory at the same clock speeds."
Enhanced Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Anisotropic Filtering (AF)
"High performance anisotropic filtering and 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) smooth jagged edges and create true-to-life graphics, for everything from grass to facial features."
Microsoft DirectX 10.1
"Play today while preparing for tomorrow with state-of-the-art DirectX 10.1 graphics capabilities."
ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
"ATI CrossFireX™ technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are."
PCI Express 2.0
"Support for PCI Express 2.0 will prepare you for bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications."
Power to Spare
"This GPU has the brute processing power needed for physics, artificial intelligence, stream computing and ray tracing calculations."
Unified Video Decoder 2
"Unified Video Decoder 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for even the most processing-intensive content, including VC-1, H.264 and now MPEG-2. Also, take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP) capabilities."
Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
"With ATI Stream technology, owners of ATI Radeon™ HD 4730 GPUs can help accelerate the conversion of standard and HD video into multiple formats for use on differing consumer electronics devices. The ATI Video Converter designed to enable GPU transcoding of HD video streams, is currently available."
Enhanced DVD Upscaling
"Watch standard DVD movies in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling. The GPU uses post processing algorithms to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on your HD display."
"Enjoy the latest audio technologies using HDMI with 7.1 digital surround sound support. Also, xvYCC support allows the user to enjoy a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV."
Dynamic Power Management
"Sapphire Radeon HD 4730 GPU delivers high performance when needed and conserves power when the demand on the graphics processor is low."
Core Clock: 750 MHz
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 4730 SPECIFICATIONS
Memory Clock: 900 MHz, 3.6Gbps
PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
512MB /128bit GDDR5 memory interface
Dual Slot Active Cooler
HDMI compliant via dongle
7.1 Audio Channel Support
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support
Shader Model 4.1 support
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 4730