SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

This is the HD 6670 graphic card that I used for the AMD A8-3850 Llano Desktop Processor (APU) Review. It’s a nice small card with great cooling. 🙂

The Card

Short in length but not short in height. The funny thing about this HD 6670 was that on the product box it says “Cooled by Arctic Cooling” but on the official product page it doesn’t say anything about it at all.

SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

No additional connectors required on this 63 watter.

SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Bye bye VGA – the VGA port is abolished even on low end cards. Say HI to the Display Port!

SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

More details on the card.

SAPPHIRE HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The Benchmark

FYI : 720p = 1280×720

If the table looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same one from the A8 article. 6550D refers to the A8 APU’s integrated graphic system, 6690D2 refers to the CrossfireX setup that combines the HD 6670 with the 6650D.

Lost Planet 2

Graphic Detail : 0xAA, all other settings high.

Setup Resolution Average
HD 6670 720p 19.7
HD 6550D 720p 9.5
6690D2 720p 21.7

Alien Vs Predator

Graphic Detail : 0xAA

Setup Resolution Average
HD 6670 720p 37.6
HD 6550D 720p 12.3
6690D2 720p 54.2

Unigine Heaven 2.0

Graphic Detail : 0xAA 4xAF

Setup Resolution Average
HD 6670 720p 23.5
HD 6550D 720p 11.7
6690D2 720p 32.9

Operating Temperature

Furmark was used for graphic card stressing.

Card Idle (°C) Load (°C) Stress (°C)
SAPPHIRE HD 6670 35° 49° 57°

Readings were taken when ambient temperature was around 25°C.

– Load, Furmark benchmark at 1680×1050 with 4xAA.
– Stress, Furmark Stress Test mode for 5 minutes.

Conclusion

The card is decent, priced about RM 310. The value of this card is in the heatsink and the FREE DIRT3 game (at least, that’s what the coupon says). It performs decently on 720p but it’ll fare much better on lower resolutions. That said, if you already have an AMD APU – I think this card is really value for money because you’ll get a lot more framerates out of it when it goes into CrossfireX mode with the 6550D. As you can see from the table above, the framerate boost is more than what you gain by some overclocking.

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