We recently explored Sapphire's FleX edition of the new HD 6770, a black sheep in the new Northern Islands family still running on a Juniper-based core. Though it has a great value, the true entry-level cards for the 6xxx series are the 6450, 6570, and the 6670. Today we'll be sitting down with the latter of the three, to see if Sapphire adds a little extra value to the package.
Product Name: Radeon HD 6670 Ultimate
Review Sample Provided by: Sapphire
|Output||1 x Dual-Link DVI|
1 x HDMI 1.4a
1 x DisplayPort
|GPU||800 MHz Core Clock|
40 nm Chip
480 x Stream Processors
|Memory||1024 MB Size|
128 -bit GDDR5
4000 MHz Effective
|Dimension||180(L)x130(W)x50(H) mm Size.|
1 x Dirt®3 Coupon
|Accessory||DVI to VGA Adapter|
Sapphire's HD6670 doesn't venture far from the reference design, with the same clock rating for the GPU and memory. The card does feature a unique heatsink design, which has swapped the fan in leiu of silence.
Being part of the Northern Island family, the card also features support for HDMI 1.4a, as well as improved UVD (Unified Video Decoder) that improves the decoding of Blu-Ray and 3D bitrates.