Conclusion: ATI's Radeon HD 4670 was already the best card under $80 (currently around $70) but Sapphire has added even more value to it with GDDR4 memory and silent, superior cooling. If you have your eye on the Radeon 4670 this card is definitely one of the best and probably the fastest. If you're happy with mid-range performance and not gaming at HD resolutions or maxing everything out then this card should be great.
Conclusion: While we know better than to base our judgment of any piece of hardware on its technical specifications alone, that doesn't mean we can't marvel a little at the progress seen in the graphics industry these days. The raw processing power of the Radeon HD 4670 and its RV730 core is just one of those occasions, as we see the 320 Stream Processors that made up AMD's last-generation high-end parts squeezed into this sub-£70 offering, and into a far smaller die in the...
Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 Ultimate 512MB video card review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: It really shouldn't be too difficult to imagine who Sapphire's Radeon HD 4670 Ultimate is aimed at, and indeed who would be impressed by such a board - If you're looking to build a silent or near-silent system, then this card's passive cooling solution doesn't just fit the bill, but it also does so while maintaining temperatures lower than AMD's reference Radeon HD 4670 cooler. A great little piece of workmanship, it has to be said.
Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 GDDR4 512MB video card review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: While the Radeon HD 4670 in any form is never going to blaze new trails in gaming performance terms, it does offer up enough horsepower for both casual gamers and those looking to game at lower resolutions - In the vast majority of cases 1280x1024 poses no problem for this diminutive little card, and if you're willing to do without anti-aliasing or to lower in-game settings a bit then even 1680x1050 isn't out of the reach of this level of board.
Summary: The 4670 is certainly a decent card for its price point, offering playable performance in some titles up to 1920x1200, even with anti aliasing enabled. In addition to strong mid-range performance, the card is packed with features such as UVD and 7.1 audio … this particular model even has an on board HDMI connector for your home theatre needs.
Conclusion: When we reviewed the first 4670 we were impressed by the price but with the current prices of the 9600 GT it is very hard to justify the price tag of this new 4670 based on performance figures. That said the 4670 is not without its advantages. In addition to outperforming the 9600GT in Grid and Tomb Raider, the card has a much shorter PCB than a 9600GT and does not require a 6 pin power connection for operation making it a more appealing solution for those with weaker...
Summary: As you can see from the performance graphs I feel the 4670 preforms well for its mid range £60 price. I was impressed with its results in all of the tests, coming in just behind of the more expensive 9600GSO, as you would expect. The quiet fan works really well making no extra noise when we put it under stress and could barely be heard at all during use.
Pros: Good performance, - 512Mb of DDR4 RAM, - CrossfireX Ready, - Low power consumption, - Quiet fan and good cooling, - HDMI with 7.1 audo port, - Affordable price
Cons: - Not suitable for heavy DX 10 gaming, - Takes up two card slots, - Lots of competition
Summary: As I've said before, the Sapphire HD 4670 is a card, that's designed and aimed at the average gamer and mainstream users. The performance is a lot lower than its bigger brother, the HD 4850 ... but then again, that's not really a fair comparison. We should be looking to compare the HD 4670 against the lower spec'd Nvidia Geforce 9500GT/9400GT or other Radeon HD 4670s.
Conclusion: As we can see from the graphs, HD4670 is positioned between the 9500GT and 9600GT, which reflects their prices. As always with this price range, you get into the danger of arguing that it’s better to spend €10 more on the next card in line with better performance, but usually in that case you end up with a twice as expensive card that you might not have any use for, at least for now.