Summary: Overall we have been very impressed by the Radeon HD 4670, especially as the performance is impressive for the cost. For a card in this price range we were able to achieve some excellent performance regardless of the game and there are few cards out there which can provide the same price to performance ratio. Race Driver: GRID is a prime example as we were able to maintain playable framerates right up to 1920x1200, an excellent achievement on such a new game.
Summary: Overall comparison, I found that the 4670 was able to contend and sometimes overpower the GeForce cards with little effort. Except for the Radeon 4870 X2, which whipped ass on every turn and was way beyond these other cards. It appears that the next level of performance is ATI’s 4830, which doesn’t cost that much mre (
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). Way to go, ATI. This should give you a spectrum of comparison on the 4670’s standing in the video card world.
Conclusion: It's great to see that not every graphics card that is on the market needs huge fans. This elegant card uses a great looking heatsink to do the job, and the best part is that it does so completely silently. This mid-range card really does do its job nicely, as it can throw some nice FPS to the screens even in the newer games, if the user is willing to cut down on the resolution and some settings.
Pros: Passive cooling, Low power-consumption, No need for additional power connector, Small size, Decent performance, Low price (most HD4670s are below 100€)
Cons: The passive heatsink blocks one slot, Not fast enough for high resolutions
Summary: The current price for a Sapphire HD4670 from Newegg is $89.00 and for this amount of money you can clearly see by the numbers that this card does a very respectable job of handling all of the games we tossed at it. This card does handle games very well but if you are a strict gamers there are a couple of other cards in this price range that might provide you with a slight edge when it comes to gaming.
Excerpt: A few months back a large number of writers and reviewers were about to write off any video card that AMD/ATI produced. Things have certainly changed as we seen the same writers that 60 to 90 days ago were hammering what they thought was the last coffin nail into the ATI/AMD roadmap.
Conclusion: As far as the performance of the HD 4670 goes, it is one of the best among its price bracket. Despite its being priced a for budget market, it is capable of performing so much better than its competitor, the GeForce 9500GT. In every tests, its performance was not only far superior to the GeForce 9500 GT, but it is also capable of performing close to the 8800 GTS, the midrange card that cost approximately $200 eighteen month ago.
Conclusion: Sapphire is ATi's premiere partner and they follow ATi's lead with artwork, but with their unique spin. Sapphire does a good job and their marketing is never too dull or never too over the top. Their boxes are always easily recognizable and they have very good brand recognition. I do think it may be time for them to give the women warriors a break and come up with something fresh though.
Pros: Great in game performance at moderate resolutions, Low power consumption, Silent operation, Small footprint, Integrated HDMI and 7.1 audio
Cons: Price, Dual slot cooler, It won't heat my room, Price
Summary: Alot of people are put off by the price of a video card. For some reason if a card costs under $100 then it can't be good. I am here to tell you that is bull. These HD4670 cards that I have tested from Sapphire over this past week or so have been totally great. These cards are brand new to market so prices aren't at the low level they should be at. But still for about $80 these are some great performing low power accelerators.
Summary: The Sapphire HD 4670 is an entry-level graphics card that casual users will be sure to love. Like its midrange and high-end siblings, it offers an exceptional performance for the asking price. Another Radeon winner.
Pros: Highly affordable, unmatched performance for the asking price, low power consumption
Cons: 128-bit memory interface, struggled to run Crysis
Conclusion: Wer eine Mittelklasse Grafikkarte kauft, darf natürlich keine Oberklasse Leistung erwarten. Die Leistung, die die HD4670 abliefern kann ist jedoch trotzdem als gut einzustufen und genügt für Spielspaß selbst in gehobenen Auflösungen. Gerade wer nicht ständig mit allerhöchsten Qualitätseinstellungen spielt, wie wir sie bei unseren Tests verwenden, erreicht gute Bildwiederholraten.