Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate, HD6750 & HD6770 Reviewgotdamojo06 - June 23, 2011
Category: Video Cards
Price: HD6670 Ultimate - TBA
Price: HD6750 - $105.99
Price: HD6770 - $127.99
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Are you looking for a new video card for your current setup? Maybe you have been waiting for a decently priced card to come out that has some good features and supports DirectX 11. Heck, maybe you are building a new computer that is going to be used for light gaming but you still want to be able to have some of the higher graphics settings that a majority of the new games support such as DX 11's Tessellation. Well, whatever your reason for wanting to pick up a new graphics card for either a future build or upgrading your current solution, Sapphire has released the HD6750 and HD6770 as well as added a new cooler to the HD6670 as the Ultimate edition. I am curious to see exactly how these three cards are going to be able to perform when they are put up against some of the other cards on the market, so let's get into the testing and see.
When you first look at the packaging for the Sapphire HD6750 and HD6770, you are going to see that they have a bunch of similarities, the woman depicted on the front of each package is not the same. However, they are both ready for battle! The Sapphire HD6750's packaging is going to have a greenish background with a redhead woman holding a pistol that is in a sexy warrior outfit while the woman pictured on the Sapphire HD6770 has a red background and has a sword on her back. On both of the packages you will find the Sapphire logo in the upper left hand corner of the package with the 1GB GDDR5 badge in the upper right hand corner. Along the bottom of each package, you will find the name of the card, be it the HD6750 or HD6770. Listed across the bottom of the package you will find a list of badges that let you know the more important highlighted features of each card, which happen to be the same. You will find the Radeon Graphics, AMD Black Vision, AMD Eyefinity, Onboard HDMI and DisplayPort, CrossFireX Ready, and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Technology badges listed here. You are also going to see along the bottom under the list of badges Microsoft DirectX 11, PCI Express 2.1 and CrossFireX Ready printed to give you a little more information about the card. When you flip the package over and look at the back, you are going to find a more detailed list of the features that each card has with a nice quick description of each if you are not familiar with them. You are also going to find an introduction paragraph off to the left side of the package that lets you know what to expect from each card.
The packaging for the Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate does look quite different than the HD6750 and HD6770 we just looked at. The front of the package does not include the typical image of a woman on the front, however you will find her on the back side of the package. The top left hand corner of the package displays the Sapphire logo with the "Get Radeon in your system" tag in the top right hand corner of the package. In the center of the package you will find the Ultimate logo with Radeon HD6670 printed below. There is a 1GB GDDR5 badge in the upper right hand corner with the Dirt 3 Game Code sticker next to that as well. Towards the bottom of the package, you will find the HDMI extension cable badge. You will also find a picture of a fan with the tag saying "Enjoy the silence No Fan!" next to it, letting you know that there is no active cooling installed on the HD6670 Ultimate. When you take a look at the back of the package, you will find a list of the highlighted features as well as a nice little description of each.
Once you get the packages opened up to reveal what is inside, you are going to find that they are both packaged almost identically and have the just about the exact same contents with the exception of the cards themselves being different. The Sapphire HD6750 is pictured on top and the HD6770 on the bottom. You are going to find all of the documentation sitting on top of the graphics card with the VESA to DVI dongle and the 4pin molex to 6pin PCI-E dongle resting under the card. In each package, you will find a drivers CD, a Sapphire Select Club invite, and a user manual. In the Sapphire HD6750 package, you are going to find one extra piece of paper, this is a warning that lets you know that there is a protective film on the cooler that you need to remove before you begin to use the card as it will hinder the cooling performance of the card.
Once you get the packaging opened for the Sapphire HD6670 ultimate, you are going to find that the inner brown packaging is separated into two sections, one has the card itself while the other has a section that holds the HDMI cable and the VESA to DVI dongle. Other than the HDMI cable and the dongle, you are going to find the drivers CD, Sapphire Select Club invite, as well as a user manual. The Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate also comes with a free Dirt 3 code.
Well now we know exactly how the Sapphire HD6750, HD6770, and HD6670 Ultimate are packaged and what comes with them. Let's take a closer look at the cards themselves.