Sapphire HD6670 Ultimate, HD6750 & HD6770 Reviewgotdamojo06 - June 23, 2011
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What is there to say about the new Sapphire line up? Well if you are looking for a new mid-range card, you are going to be able to find one in this lineup, no matter what your needs are. If you are looking for a card that is going to give you some good performance in the $120 range, the Sapphire HD6770 is going to be right there for you. All three of the cards that I took a look at in this review were able to overclock quite nicely. The HD6670 Ultimate got 9% on the GPU and 14% increase on the Memory. The HD6750 was able to get 20% and 17% on the GPU and Memory while the HD6770 was able to get 13% and 10% on the GPU and Memory as well. All three of the cards were within the top four for the Load testing (at both stock and overclocked) in the Power Consumption testing. This is going to help you reduce the total power consumption of your setup if you are looking to upgrade your current graphics card to a newer and more efficient GPU core.
The overall performance of the HD6770 throughout the testing was in the dead middle when compared to the other cards and was giving performance in just about all of the tests similar to the GTX 550 Ti, which according to Newegg at the time of this review is priced about $20 higher than the HD6770. During the 3DMark 11 benchmark; in the Extreme section of the testing, the HD6770 was able to actually outperform the GTX 550 Ti by about 30 3DMarks at stock speeds. When it comes down to the HD6670 Ultimate's performance, it was able to hang in with the HD6670, as it should due to the fact that they are the same card. However, these two cards were at the bottom end of the charts in every single graphics performance test performed. Looking at the temperatures that these cards were able to yield, the HD6770 was one of the two coolest running cards at both stock and overclocked load testing, with the HD6670 Ultimate was the hottest running graphics cards tested. I was expecting the HD6670 Ultimate to be the hottest card due to the fact that it does not have any active cooling solution installed on the card to ensure that the card would run silent, which would make it a great solution for someone who is looking to build an HTPC that does not need a low profile card.
No matter what you are looking for in a graphics card, Sapphire has a solution for you with the release of the HD6770, HD6750 and HD6670 Ultimate. The HD6770 or HD6750 would make a great solution for someone who is building a mid-range gaming PC that does not need to run the latest games at the highest possible settings that the games offer. While the HD6670 Ultimate would make a great choice for a PC that is aimed at being silent in operation and needs the extra graphics power to give HD video playback. For the prices of the cards, I would suggest anyone looking to upgrade their current graphics solution to check out one of the new Sapphire cards.
- Power Consumption
- HD6770 Performance
- Silent Operation (HD6670 Ultimate)
- HD6670 Ultimate Performance (relative)