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Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Edition Review

ccokeman    -   February 18, 2009
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RV730 XT
Fabrication Process
Graphics Clock
750 MHz
Memory Clock 873 MHz
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Size
Memory Type
2x400 MHz
Stream Processors
HDCP Support
HDMI Support
Yes (Native HDMI out)
Connectors 2 x dual-link DVI-I 1 x S-Video Out
Bus Technology PCI Express 2.0
Form Factor Single Slot Design
Power Connectors None



  • DirectX® 10.1 & 320 stream processing units & 128-bit memory interface
  • 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
  • PCI Express® 2.0 support & Dynamic geometry acceleration
  • Game physics processing capability & ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology*
  • Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) for Blu-ray™and HD Video
  • Accelerated Video Transcoding(AVT)
  • DVD Upscaling
  • Dynamic Contrast
  • On-board HDMI with 7.1 surround sound support
  • Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology
  • Redefine HD Gaming:
        * 320 Stream Processing Units
          Enough power to tackle the most demanding HD games and applications.
        * Microsoft DirectX®10.1
          Play today while preparing for tomorrow with state-of-the-art DirectX 10.1 graphics capabilities.
        * Enhanced Anti-Aliasing (AA) & Anisotropic Filtering (AF)
          High performance anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing (4X AA) smooth jagged edges and create true-to- life graphics, for everything from grass to facial features
        * PCI Express 2.0
          Support for PCI Express 2.0 will prepare you for bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications.
  • Go Beyond HD Video:
        * Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2)
          UVD 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for the most processing- intensive content. Take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture capabilities.
        * Accelerated Video Transcoding(AVT)
          Edit and transfer your videos to a portable video player with new Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) technology.1
        * Upscale Beyond 1080p
          Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond.2
        * Enhanced DVD Upscaling
          Watch standard DVD movies in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling.3 The GPU uses post processing algorithms to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on your HD display.
        * Dynamic Contrast
          Dynamic Contrast automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness during scenes to consistently deliver a crisp, vibrant picture.
        * HDMI
          Enjoy the latest audio technologies using HDMI with 7.1 digital surround sound support. Also, xvYCC support allows the user to enjoy a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.

    1 Some digital rights management restrictions may apply
    2 The ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.
    3 The ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.
  • Break-through Efficiency:
        * Dynamic Power Managemen
          ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series graphics cards feature ATI PowerPlay™ technology, delivering high performance when needed and conserving power when the demand on the graphics processor is low.1
        * More Performance Per Watt
          ATI Radeon HD 4600 series deliver up to 3x the performance per watt of AMD’s previous generation GPUs.2
        * Energy Efficient Manufacturing Process
          Second generation 55nm chip uses the industry’s most energy efficient manufacturing process.
    1 Some digital rights management restrictions may apply
    2 The ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 delivers 8.14 GigaFLOPS per Watt, compared with the ATI Radeon HD 3650 which delivers 2.60 GigaFLOPS per Watt.



All information courtesy of Sapphiretech @ http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=280&grp=3

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look: Drivers and programs
  4. Closer Look: Catalyst Control Center
  5. Specification & Features
  6. Testing (Setup & Overclocking)
  7. Testing: Far Cry 2
  8. Testing: Crysis-Warhead
  9. Testing: BioShock
  10. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  11. Testing: Dead Space
  12. Testing: Fallout 3
  13. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  14. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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