Sapphire HD 4670 Reviewccokeman , gotdamojo06 - January 21, 2009
Category: Video Cards
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Have you been looking for a new video card for your computer? Maybe you have been thinking of building a new computer on a budget or a nice little HTPC that will not consume as much power as one of the top of the line computers you have laying around. Whatever you are wanting to do, there is always the option of the new Sapphire HD4670. With this entry level video card, you are going to be able to take advantage of DX10 as well as get the 55nm GPU manufacturing technology. I am interested to see how well this card is going to hold up against some of the higher end cards out there.
The packaging for the Sapphire HD4670 looks very similar to the packaging for most of the other Sapphire cards out on the market. The front of the package has a nice picture of a graphical rendering of a girl with a sword, which symbolizes its beauty as well as its power. The front has the slogan "Prepare to Dominate....." which also gives you the impression that this card is not messing around and that it will get down to some serious business if needed. There is a 512MB GDDR3 logo on the front as well as the HDMI, Windows Vista Certification, 7.1 Sound, ATI CrossfireX badges on the front to let you know a few of the features that you can expect from this video card. When you take a look at the back of the packge, you are going to see a list of some of the other features that come with the card. This is the same on one of the sides of the packaging. The other side is where you are going to see the model name and the card specific information such as the serial number.
When you go to open up the packaging, you are going to find a brown box. This is where the Sapphire HD4670 is located along with all of the accessories that are bundled along with it. The packaging has a foam protection sheet on the top and the bottom to not only keep the card from receiving any heavy damages during the shipping process, but also to keep the card in place as well as the accessories separated from the card. The Sapphire HD4670 itself is protected in a bubble/anti-static wrap to again, keep it from receiving any damage that may occur.
When you get everything pulled out, you are going to see that there are quite a few accessories that come with this video card, which is always an added bonus. These accessories include a few CDs; There is a Ruby ROM CD, DVD Suite, PowerDVD, and the Sapphire/ATI driver installation CD. There is also a nice installation manual that will help you with the installation of your card if you need it and provide a little bit of information. The other accessories include a Crossfire bridge, a DVI to analog dongle, a DVI to HDMI dongle and an S-Video to RGB dongle as well.
Now that we have seen what comes with the Sapphire HD4670, it's time to take a closer look at the card itself.