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mid level graphics card with low power requirements at a nice price

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Loaded with the latest features, the ATI Radeon HD 4600 series graphics cards deliver a level of gaming performance previously only found in high-end graphics cards. Redefine the way you play HD games and enjoy unprecedented levels of graphics realism powered by 320 stream processing units and support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1 games. Upgrade your graphics card and watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity or take your experience to another level with new multimedia capabilities. Do it all with break-through energy efficiency that doesn't compromise performance.
Technical Details:
Cooling Fan
Crossfire Yes
Direct x support OpenGL 2.0, DirectX 10
Gpu speed 750 MHz
Graphics processor / vendor ATI Radeon HD 4670
Hdcp compatible Yes
Interface PCI Express 2.0
Memory 512MB
Memory clock 2000MHz
Memory type GDDR3
Package type Retail
System requirements Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista
Tv interface HDTV out
Video output 2560 x 1600
Connectivity Dual Link DVI-I, VGA
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#1
great price...paid for it £60 on scan...

mind you, the cooler fan is VERY NOISY and cannot be controlled.
#2
golo83
great price...paid for it £60 on scan...

mind you, the cooler fan is VERY NOISY and cannot be controlled.


have you tried updating the catalyst drivers lately? those helped quiet down my asus 4670.
#3
zurich
have you tried updating the catalyst drivers lately? those helped quiet down my asus 4670.


really? i have the latest version apparently, but doesnt seem to do anything. the fan speed is all greyed out.

after some googling, i'll probably get a zalman fan mate 2 to manually control it.
#4
golo83
really? i have the latest version apparently, but doesnt seem to do anything. the fan speed is all greyed out.

after some googling, i'll probably get a zalman fan mate 2 to manually control it.


sorry i didnt mean that i used the control center to slow it down, if thats the impression you got. just that it was quieter after i updated the driver.
thanks for letting me know about this;http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=OA-000-ZA
#5
golo83
mind you, the cooler fan is VERY NOISY and cannot be controlled.

I had the same problem with the latest version of the ATI drivers. :x
#6
golo83
after some googling, i'll probably get a zalman fan mate 2 to manually control it.

You can’t use a Fanmate with a VGA card as they use tiny 2 pin plugs and the Fanmate accepts the larger 3 pin plugs that motherboards use. You’d need to replace the plug on the VGA fan cable.
#7
zurich
sorry i didnt mean that i used the control center to slow it down, if thats the impression you got. just that it was quieter after i updated the driver.
thanks for letting me know about this;http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=OA-000-ZA


note: the fan pin is type '2 mini pins' so it might require some pushing to get it fit in zalman...
edit: anyone with fan noise level issues with this should try the zalman fan mate 2. just installed it and works perfect! quiet pc finally :)
#8
It's coming up as 48.53 delivery for me. Is it cheaper in Manchester?
#9
can you crossfire these with other maufacturers 4670's? and would it be worth it?
#11
leedale30
can you crossfire these with other maufacturers 4670's? and would it be worth it?


how does cross fire work? do you need 2 pci x16 slots?
#12
leedale30
can you crossfire these with other maufacturers 4670's? and would it be worth it?

This particular card doesn't support CrossFire unlike most 4670s.
#13
golo83
how does cross fire work? do you need 2 pci x16 slots?

Yes.
#14
just sold out, cheers for the info Agharta. hope they get some crossfire ones on at this price. May even get a new motherboard and get a cross fire set up if they do (maybe even a 3 or 4 x crossfire at this price)
#15
leedale30
hope they get some crossfire ones on at this price. May even get a new motherboard and get a cross fire set up if they do (maybe even a 3 or 4 x crossfire at this price)

Dual 4670s are about 5 or 10% faster than a single 4850 512MB which costs from £80 so it’s not good value.

They have 10 in stock now.
#16
can we unexpire this please - they have more in stock
#17
Hot.

Just bear in mind that Aria treats it as a clearance, and the product comes with only 12 months warranty instead of 24months you are usually getting for Sapphire's products...I have just realised this fact when my DVDRW LG broken down, I would have got a replacement...if I had not been buying this from Aria :)
#18
nodham
It's coming up as 48.53 delivery for me. Is it cheaper in Manchester?


me too?


I ordered anyway - thanks OP!
#19
Would be nice if they could confirm whether or not it was like the one in the picture, i.e. with native HDMI without the need for an adapter :)
#20
muddyfox470
Would be nice if they could confirm whether or not it was like the one in the picture, i.e. with native HDMI without the need for an adapter :)


in the description it says "Tv interface HDTV out" and "Connectivity Dual Link DVI-I, VGA"
which makes me think it does have the HDMI as the other one is dual DVI without VGA.
picture herehttp://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?sap-4670#
#21
muddyfox470
Would be nice if they could confirm whether or not it was like the one in the picture, i.e. with native HDMI without the need for an adapter :)

It says 'Manufacturer code: 11138-13-20R' which is the version with DVI/HDMI/VGA outputs.
You don't need a HDMI adapter.
#22
£54.27 @ scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512Mb-Sapphire-HD-4670-DDR3

And in their specs it says it can be used in crossfire either as master or slave..

If you don't like fan noise you could always opt for the slightly slower 1746Mhz passive cooling 4670 from sapphire http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512Mb-Sapphire-HD4670-Ultimate-PCI-E-VGA-Card for around £62
#23
Agharta
You can’t use a Fanmate with a VGA card as they use tiny 2 pin plugs and the Fanmate accepts the larger 3 pin plugs that motherboards use. You’d need to replace the plug on the VGA fan cable.


you can :) just did it and works fine.
no more noise and i can easily put it to full rpm whenever i need.
at soundless level gpu is 32degrees
motherboard 32degrees
quad CPU 23degrees

just need to connect it in the right way ie color match red and black - yellow is for RPM monitoring hence not needed. ie connect zalman to vga 2 pins and to vga fan but make sure colour matching is correct and push a bit to secure them...and done!
#24
paddy.stone
£54.27 @ scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512Mb-Sapphire-HD-4670-DDR3
And in their specs it says it can be used in crossfire either as master or slave.

Unfortunately online retailers often get their product descriptions wrong. I have this card, at least the one with the same product code as Aria & Scan (11138-13-20R) and it definitely does not support Crossfire. The image in the Scan link you gave clearly shows that it doesn’t have the Crossfire links at the top of the card. If you look at the specs at Sapphire’s website it omits any mention of Crossfire support although the retail box does say Crossfire support but this is an error which Scan may have replicated. The images on Sapphires site also clearly show the lack of the Crossfire links.
#25
Umm, not sure where you're coming from. Just pulled this off sapphire's website product info for HD4670

Redefine HD Gaming

* 320 Stream Processing Units
Enough power to tackle the most demanding HD games and applications.

* Microsoft DirectX®10.1
Play today while preparing for tomorrow with state-of-the-art DirectX 10.1 graphics capabilities.

* Enhanced Anti-Aliasing (AA) & Anisotropic Filtering (AF)
High performance anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing (4X AA) smooth jagged edges and create true-to- life graphics, for everything from grass to facial features

* ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI CrossFireX™ technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are.

* PCI Express 2.0
Support for PCI Express 2.0 will prepare you for bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications.

Go Beyond HD Video

* Unified Video Decoder 2
UVD 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for the most processing- intensive content. Take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture capabilities.

* Accelerated Video Transcoding(AVT)
Edit and transfer your videos to a portable video player with new Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) technology.1

* Upscale Beyond 1080p
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond.2

* Enhanced DVD Upscaling
Watch standard DVD movies in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling.3 The GPU uses post processing algorithms to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on your HD display.

* Dynamic Contrast
Dynamic Contrast automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness during scenes to consistently deliver a crisp, vibrant picture.

* HDMI
Enjoy the latest audio technologies using HDMI with 7.1 digital surround sound support. Also, xvYCC support allows the user to enjoy a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.

1 Some digital rights management restrictions may apply

2 The ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.

3 The ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.

Break-through Efficiency

* Dynamic Power Managemen
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series graphics cards feature ATI PowerPlay™ technology, delivering high performance when needed and conserving power when the demand on the graphics processor is low.1

* More Performance Per Watt
ATI Radeon HD 4600 series deliver up to 3x the performance per watt of AMD’s previous generation GPUs.2

* Energy Efficient Manufacturing Process
Second generation 55nm chip uses the industry’s most energy efficient manufacturing process.

1 Some digital rights management restrictions may apply

2 The ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 delivers 8.14 GigaFLOPS per Watt, compared with the ATI Radeon HD 3650 which delivers 2.60 GigaFLOPS per Watt.

System Requirements

–PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

–400 Watt or greater power supply (550 Watt for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) is recommended

–Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products

–1GB of system memory recommended

–Installation software requires CD-ROM drive

–DVD playback requires DVD drive

–Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and full 1080p display requires a 1080p-capable monitor

–To enable dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ technology, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is required. CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is an optional accessory on Sapphire HD4670 series


[edit] Nevermind, I see now... this model with HDMI onboard doesn't have the crossfire connections... sapphire should really make this clear, because the above comes under the heading 4670 512MB GDDR3.. if you didn't know there are 2 versions you could mistakenly think you could use it in crossfire mode :(
#26
paddy.stone
[edit] Nevermind, I see now... this model with HDMI onboard doesn't have the crossfire connections... sapphire should really make this clear, because the above comes under the heading 4670 512MB GDDR3.. if you didn't know there are 2 versions you could mistakenly think you could use it in crossfire mode :(

It is clear on their website but the retail box for this model lists Crossfire support on the front and back which is maybe why Scan erroneously mentions Crossfire support.
#27
Agharta
Unfortunately online retailers often get their product descriptions wrong. I have this card, at least the one with the same product code as Aria & Scan (11138-13-20R) and it definitely does not support Crossfire. The image in the Scan link you gave clearly shows that it doesn’t have the Crossfire links at the top of the card. If you look at the specs at Sapphire’s website it omits any mention of Crossfire support although the retail box does say Crossfire support but this is an error which Scan may have replicated. The images on Sapphires site also clearly show the lack of the Crossfire links.


http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=000101&pid=181

it says:
ATI CrossFireX™ technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are.
Dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
–To enable dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ technology, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is required. CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is an optional accessory on Sapphire HD4670 series
#28
golo83
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=000101&pid=181
it says:
ATI CrossFireX™ technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are.
Dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
–To enable dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ technology, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is required. CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is an optional accessory on Sapphire HD4670 series

You’ve linked to the card with dual DVI which does support Crossfire. This card has DVI/HDMI/VGA and if you follow my link above you’ll see that there is no mention of Crossfire support.
I have this card sitting in a box 3 feet away and there is no Crossfire support; it doesn’t have the Crossfire links which is pretty final. Check the photos at Aria and Scan as they clearly show a lack of the links.

It pays to be cautious as there are so many permutations of cards and they often use different RAM speeds etc.
#29
golo83
you can :) just did it and works fine. Just need to connect it in the right way ie color match red and black - yellow is for RPM monitoring hence not needed. ie connect zalman to vga 2 pins and to vga fan but make sure colour matching is correct and push a bit to secure them...and done!

Thanks for that. I lined up my Fanmate with the fan header on this card and the spacing between the pins was noticeably different so I was very wary of forcing it in; you’re a braver person than me. :) Did you feel it was risky to push it in? Did you need to use much force?
#30
Agharta
Thanks for that. I lined up my Fanmate with the fan header on this card and the spacing between the pins was noticeably different so I was very wary of forcing it in; you’re a braver person than me. :) Did you feel it was risky to push it in? Did you need to use much force?


i guess the noise was too much so was ready to try it having read somewhere else that it worked fine.

the pins wouldnt break anyway - they felt quite hard.
didnt use much force - the spacing wasnt the problem, it was the size of the pins from fanmate vs the connector holes from the fan..but you just need it to get it in enough so it makes contact...
#31
The 4670 is the model I've been planning on getting for the last few months, just not sure whether to get the dual DVI model or the model that has one of each VGA/DVI/HDMI... for ease of use I'm sure the HDMI model will come in handy for output to HDTV so you only need to have the one wire to carry video and sound... but just not sure if I'll want to use crossfire in the future for gaming, so maybe I'd need the dual DVI model instead...
I'll have to think on that one.
#32
I decided to stump for the 4670 as I have a 3850 now, but wanted the LPCM sound output, I play some games, but not a lot, so the extra £25 for the 4770 wasn't really worth it for me.

Just got an email to say its been shipped :)

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