Sapphire Radeon HD4670 Video Card Review

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Do i hear a snicker?

The gaming industry is a competitive market these days.  Everyone has to have the latest thing to keep up with the demanding, hardware sucking games that are being churned out every day with little hesitation.  And the video card makers are making a killing off of us.  Not just a killing, a freaking massacre.  Sure, you can pay under $200 for a card and play the game.  You could do that.  But not if you want any kind of detail in any form or splendor.  How the Hell am I supposed to play Fallout 3 on a card that barely handles an emulated Mario 64?  Give me clarity or give yourself death, you corporate jerkoffs.

And then, along comes ATI.  Or is it AMD?  No, it’s still ATI, I guess.  Anyway.  Along they come and attempt to save us penny pinchers a few bucks.  And you know what?  Every now and then they create a card that just possibly could do the job without the distinct sound of a snicker coming from under the heatsink.  You’ll find that with the really expensive cards, it comes standard.

So ATI tosses us a new card.  One that costs hundreds less than most and manages to create stunning visual displays without the hefty price tag.  And today, that card is the Radeon HD 4670.  The new SAPPHIRE HD 4670 GDDR4 has been production engineered by SAPPHIRE to bring new levels of performance to the mainstream previously associated only with high end cards. With its 320 stream processors and carrying 512MB of GDDR4 memory the SAPPHIRE HD 4670 GDDR4 is now the best product in its class. Clock speeds are 750MHz for the core and 1100MHz (2.2GHz effective) for the memory making this the fastest HD 4670 card available. The card is cooled by a new large diameter fan based cooler which keeps noise levels to the minimum (<20dBA).


FEATURES:
  • Optimized GDDR4 design
  • Ultra Low Noise Cooler(<20dBA)
  • DirectX® 10.1
  • 320 stream processing units
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
  • Dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
  • PCI Express® 2.0 support
  • Dynamic geometry acceleration
  • Game physics processing capability
TECHNICAL INFO:
  • I/O Output: DL-DVI-I/HDMI/VGA
  • Core Clock: 750 MHz & 320 Stream Processors
  • Shader Model 4.1 support
  • Memory Clock: 1100MHz, 2200 Mbps.
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
  • 512MB /128bit GDDR4 memory interface
  • Ultra Low Noise Dual Slot Active Cooler
  • On-board HDMI.
  • 7.1 Audio Channel Support
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support