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  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Video Card Review
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Video Card Review


    Card Layout

    Unlike the reference ATI cards the Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 features a blue PCB.  The change in color gives the card a very unique feel and a perfect match for anyone running a system with a blue or black motherboard.  We here at Ninjalane still prefer the red and black color choices, but the blue is a welcomed difference from the norm.
    Also take notice there is no external power connector.  For those of you running lower end systems the Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 should fit nicely into your systems and only require 400 Watt PSU to run.
    Looking at the back of the card you will notice 4 small blue ramsinks.  GDDR4 does not run very hot but the additional heatsinks are a welcome addition.  There are a total of 8 x 64MB memory modules on the Sapphire Radeon HD 4670. Four are placed on the front of the card, and four are placed on the back of the card.
    To give you an indication of size we have pictured the Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 next to a very popular 8800GT. It is pretty wild to see how small the 4670 are compared to the 8800GT. Do take notice of the larger fan and heatsink found on the HD 4670.

    We will get into the cooling system later on in the review.
    The Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 is a PCI-Express 2.0 16x bus interface card, along the top edge you will find the gold connectors used to enable Crossfire. Unlike Nvidia's SLI setup the ATI Crossfire setup needs two bridge connectors in order to do Crossfire correctly.

    Let's move on to the Cooling and Accessories.