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Sapphire Radeon HD6670 Review

Price: $99.00


Are you looking for a new graphics card to install in your system? Maybe you are building a new setup that is not going to be used for heavy gaming, but would still like to have all the bells and whistles that are available, such as DirectX 11 support, AMD Eyefinity, and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Technology. Whatever your reason for looking into a new graphics card for your current setup, or maybe a future setup that does not require a lot of graphics processing power and needs to operate silently, you may just want to check out the Sapphire HD6670. Sapphire's HD6670 is going to offer you a graphics card with the latest features, as well as the ability to have a single monitor resolution up to 2560x1600, while not breaking your wallet. I am excited to see how well the HD6670 is going to compare to the other cards that are in its class.



Closer Look:

Taking a look at the packaging for the Sapphire Radeon HD6670, the first thing that pops out to me is an image of a woman that is in a modern warrior outfit. This image gives me the impression that the Sapphire HD6670 is not only going to produce some very attractive images, but also is ready for battle against some of the other cards in its class. The top left corner of the package contains the Sapphire logo with the 1GB GDDR5 badge printed in the top right corner. Under the 1GB GDDR5 badge is a sticker that lets you know that Sapphire is using a cooler that was designed by Arctic Cooling with the tag "Cool and Silent" printed below it. This lets you know that Sapphire was thinking what this card is going to primarily be used for and decided to place a cooler on it that is not only going to hopefully give us some good temperatures, but also operate silently. The Radeon HD6670 logo is printed toward the bottom of the package to let you know exactly what is packaged inside. Along the bottom edge of the package, you will find the Radeon Graphics, DirectX 11 Support, AMD Eyefinity, AMD HD3D, DisplayPort version 1.2, AMD, and Gaming Evolved badges. When you take a look at the back side of the packaging for the Sapphire HD6670, you'll find a list of the highlighted features with a brief description of each. Sapphire lists 3D Stereoscopic Support, Digital Power Management, AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display, Microsoft DirectX 11, Advanced Memory, AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Technology, HDMI and Audio support, and AMD CrossFireX.









Opening up the packaging for the Sapphire HD6670, you will find a cardboard package inside that houses not only the HD6670 card itself, but all the accessories that are included with the card. There is not very much included, but you will find an invitation to the Sapphire Select Club, an installation manual, a drivers CD, and a dongle to convert from a DVI display to a VESA display. Sapphire put the HD6670 in an anti-static bag to help prevent any static electricity related damages during the un-boxing or during the shipping process.



Now that we have taken a look at how the Sapphire HD6670 is packaged and what comes inside, it's time to take a closer look at the HD6670 itself.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Video Card
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  9. Testing: Just Cause 2
  10. Testing: Unigine 2.1
  11. Testing: Battlefield Bad Company 2
  12. Testing: 3DMark 11
  13. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  14. Testing: Temperatures
  15. Testing: Power Consumption
  16. Conclusion
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