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Powercolor HD4670 PCS Review

Price: $79.99


This year has got to be the year of the video card. No sooner does one launch, when there is another ready for launch. Some have been significant, others have been just a refresh of an existing card, while some have been putting the right card at the right price with the right features. AMD/ATI and Nvidia have been playing this game all year long in the quest to gain an edge in the consumer market. For each card that one has, there is an equivalent on the other side of the fence. This competition is great for the consumer, because we can get the right part for our systems at the right price, without having to buy more or less than we need. Right now, there is a card to fit just about any need. So what need does the Powercolor HD4670 PCS fill? As a step below the HD48xx series of card, you have to believe that the performance falls between the 4800 series and the 3 series cards. With its 750MHz core clock and 512MB of GDDR3 frame buffer at 1000MHz and 320 processing units, the HD4670 offers up Direct X 10.1 and Shader model 4.1 support. With PowerPlay technology, the HD4670 offers up power savings when in a non-demanding 2D environment and the full arsenal when a 3D application opens up. Better yet, the HD4670 PCS from Powercolor has a wealth of connectivity options, including DisplayPort as well as a Zerotherm optimized cooling solution. With all the things going for this card, I can't wait to see how it performs!

Closer Look:

The packaging of the Powercolor HD4670 PCS features a wealth of information about the card. On the front, the biggest push is the Play box that lists the connectivity options that include HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. So much so, that it is mentioned a second time in case you missed it. Crossfire X capability and 512MB of GDDR3 frame buffer. The rear goes into detail on Crossfire X, PCI Express 2.0 and the built-in HDMI with surround sound attributes. One side lists the system requirement to use this video card and the other side features the model of the card - the Powercolor HD4670 PCS.




Once inside, you can see that the card comes shipped encased in a tight fitting cardboard enclosure. Under the HD4670, you will find the documentation and accessory bundle. There is not to much there, but what is included has a purpose.



The bundle that is included with the Powercolor HD4670 PCS includes the driver disk (pre-production, but includes the software included with the card), an instruction manual, DVI to D-sub adapter, S-video to VGA adapter and last but not least the S-video expansion bracket that plugs into the HD4670 for a fourth means of connecting to a display.




Let's see what this HD4670 from Powercolor has to offer!


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Closer Look (Catalyst Control Center)
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Crysis
  8. Testing: Knights of the Sea
  9. Testing: BioShock
  10. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  11. Testing: World In Conflict
  12. Testing: Call of Juarez
  13. Testing: Company of Heroes - Opposing Fronts
  14. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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