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Written by Tim White - Edited by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 01 February 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Video Card
Sapphire HD 4600 Series Features
100255DDR4 Specifications
Closer Look: Sapphire HD4670
100255DDR40 Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark
Crysis Benchmark Results
FarCry 2 Benchmark Results
FarCry 2 - HD4670 Overclocked
VGA Power Consumption
Sapphire HD4670 Final Thoughts
Sapphire 100255DDR4 Conclusion

100255DDR4 Specifications

The new SAPPHIRE HD 4670 GDDR4 has been production engineered by SAPPHIRE to bring new levels of performance to the mainstream previously associated only with high end cards. With its 320 stream processors and carrying 512MB of GDDR4 memory the SAPPHIRE HD 4670 GDDR4 is now the best product in its class. Clock speeds are 750MHz for the core and 1100MHz (2.2GHz effective) for the memory making this the fastest HD 4670 card available. The card is cooled by a new large diameter fan based cooler which keeps noise levels to the minimum (<20dBA).

  • I/O Output: DL-DVI-I/HDMI/VGA
  • Core Clock: 750 MHz & 320 Stream Processors
  • Shader Model 4.1 support
  • Memory Clock: 1100MHz, 2200 Mbps.
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
  • 512MB /128bit GDDR4 memory interface
  • Ultra Low Noise Dual Slot Active Cooler
  • On-board HDMI.
  • 7.1 Audio Channel Support
  • Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support
  • Redefine HD Gaming

    • 320 Stream Processing Units
      Enough power to tackle the most demanding HD games and applications.
    • Microsoft DirectX10.1
      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
    • ATI CrossFireXTM Technology
      ATI CrossFireXTM technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are.
    • 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 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get The Ultimate Visual ExperienceTM 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 PowerPlayTM 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 RadeonTM HD 4670 delivers 8.14 GigaFLOPS per Watt, compared with the ATI Radeon HD 3650 which delivers 2.60 GigaFLOPS per Watt.

    System Requirements

    -PCI Express based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    -400 Watt or greater power supply (550 Watt for ATI CrossFireXTM technology in dual mode) is recommended
    -Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
    -1GB of system memory recommended
    -Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
    -DVD playback requires DVD drive
    -Blu-rayTM playback requires Blu-ray drive and full 1080p display requires a 1080p-capable monitor
    -To enable dual mode ATI CrossFireXTM technology, a second ATI RadeonTM HD 4600 Series graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is required. CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is an optional accessory on Sapphire HD4670 series



     

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