1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR4

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 February 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 7 - 14 Comments

Examination:

The first Radeon HD 4670 that we looked at from Sapphire had a cooler that closely followed AMD's reference design, but this is not the case with the GDDR4 model. Sapphire has installed a much larger aluminum heatsink onto their HD 4670 GDDR4 model with an equally large fan. This fan though is designed to operate quietly and the specifications say it should operate at less than 20 dBA. In addition to the GPU heatsink, there are small memory heatsinks on all of the GDDR4 ICs.

The RV730XT core on this graphics card is effectively the same as the one we previously reviewed -- built on a 55nm fabrication process, 320 Stream processors, and is CrossFireX compatible. Sapphire Technology has not factory overclocked the GPU on this graphics card, which is set to run at 750MHz. The GDDR4 memory is set to run at 1100MHz, which is a 100MHz boost compared to the GDDR3 memory on the earlier Sapphire card.

On the back of the graphics card there are the four screws holding the large heatsink in place and then four more memory ICs with heatsinks.

The ports on the Sapphire HD 4670 GDDR4 included one VGA, one HDMI, and one DVI connector. Instead of offering a TV output port, Sapphire used that area to integrate an HDMI connector, which is a nice change. Like the other graphics cards with R600/700 graphics processors, the HD 4670 has an integrated 7.1 channel audio controller for use with HDMI connections.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Acer B286HK: A 28-inch UHD LED 4K Monitor For As Low As $350
  2. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  3. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  4. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. GenodeOS 14.11 Now Supports Intel's Wireless Hardware
  2. Jolla Tablet Could Have Upgrades For MicroSDHC, Split Screen, 3.5G
  3. Intel Has Last Round Of DRM Changes For Linux 3.19, Starts Dropping DRI1/UMS
  4. Fedora 21 Release Candidate 1 Awaits Your Testing
  5. GCC 5 Adds Support For ARM's Cortex-A17
  6. KWayland Server Component Coming For KDE Plasma 5.2
  7. NVIDIA Posts Tegra Gallium3D Patch For K1+ Support
  8. Ubuntu 14.10 MacBook Air Tests With Linux 3.18, Mesa 10.5
  9. AMD Richland APU Support Added To Coreboot
  10. 2014 Holiday Shopping Reminder, Happy Thanksgiving
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Aliens vs predator for Linux
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Hurrican SDL Port
  4. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  5. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  6. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  7. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  8. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k