Friday, September 12th 2008

Gainward Launch Feature-rich Radeon HD 4670

Gainward has launched a custom design Radeon HD 4670 graphics card featuring the latest GPU from ATI. The card spans across two slots. While cooling might attribute to that, the other reason is that Gainward has provided every kind of display connector that's standard today. The card has a dual-link DVI, an analog D-Sub, a HDMI with 7.1 ch audio, and a DisplayPort connector.

It comes with the RV730 core clocked at 750 MHz, features 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 2000 MHz. Underneath the sporty grill hood of the card is a cooler consisting of a fan blowing air onto a heatsink with radially projecting fins. Such a cooler can be seen on some of Gainward's own mid-range GeForce Golden Sample series graphics cards, though this card didn't get that title.

Source: Fudzilla
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32 Comments on Gainward Launch Feature-rich Radeon HD 4670

#1

looks awesome, cooler looks more like a net to keep flies out
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#2
ShadowFold
HDMI is a must on newer ATi mid/low end cards. Good to see more OEM's doing this!
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#3
Baum
ist displayport used anywhere? haven't seen devices with that connector:wtf:
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#4
ShadowFold
by: Baum
ist displayport used anywhere? haven't seen devices with that connector:wtf:
I think its for multiple displays but I'm not sure..
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#5
cool_recep
This not a product to show that how good is suporting all connections.

This shows that the industry is so screwed up! Do you remember that Samsung monitor working via USB port?

Come on people! Decide! HDMI? DVI? DP? USB? Wireless?
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#6
PCpraiser100
It looks like it has a renewed XTX cooler. Thats cool cause I admired the x1950 XTX back in it's days of glory.
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#7
MadCow
by: PCpraiser100
It looks like it has a renewed XTX cooler. Thats cool cause I admired the x1950 XTX back in it's days of glory.
What do you mean xtx cooler? It looks like a passive cooler under that mesh.
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like it. Looks like it would be a better discrete HTPC card, if you have a case for it to fit inside of.

I wonder, is this 128 bit? 192 bit? 256 bit?
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#10
theJesus
by: MadCow
What do you mean xtx cooler? It looks like a passive cooler under that mesh.
idk about the xtx cooler, but
by: btarunr
Underneath the sporty grill hood of the card is a cooler consisting of a fan blowing air onto a heatsink with radially projecting fins.
l2r :p
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
A sneak-peak and what could be under that hood. This one is the Bliss 8600 GTS:



Open sesame:



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#12
ShadowFold
good thing they put a shroud over that.. looks ugly lol
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The sink doesn't look exactly like that for this HD 4670, it's somewhat cubical. And that is by no means a passive cooler as someone was suggesting.



Can you see the fan's power connector near the PCI-E alignment notch ?
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#14
mullered07
by: ShadowFold
good thing they put a shroud over that.. looks ugly lol
+1

that is one nasty looking piece o crap under that hood, and a waste of a spare slot for such a mid/low end card imo single slot cooling is definately enough
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#15
ITman
by: Baum
ist displayport used anywhere? haven't seen devices with that connector:wtf:
Latest Dell monitors support both DisplayPort and HDMI.
My 2408WFP has the following: VGA, 2xDVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, Composite, S-Video and Component.

I think Dell just said "We don't care which format wins, we will support everything that exists"
And they do.
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#16
theJesus
imo, the shroud is at least as ugly as the cooler itself, and I agree it's a waste of an additional slot. I definitely think it was probably just for the fourth connector. Get rid of that damned displayport connector and move the d-sub to that spot; problem solved. Honestly, the only thing this card offers over others for functionality is the displayport connector. Other cards come with dvi adapters for d-sub and hdmi if they aren't already on the card. Not only that, but they still have s-video output and composite which is probably still used more than displayport is.
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#17
devguy
by: wolf2009
looks awesome, cooler looks more like a net to keep flies out
Well, I guess we can assume this thing won't be full of bugs when it releases! :roll:
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#18
Zubasa
by: theJesus
imo, the shroud is at least as ugly as the cooler itself, and I agree it's a waste of an additional slot. I definitely think it was probably just for the fourth connector. Get rid of that damned displayport connector and move the d-sub to that spot; problem solved. Honestly, the only thing this card offers over others for functionality is the displayport connector. Other cards come with dvi adapters for d-sub and hdmi if they aren't already on the card. Not only that, but they still have s-video output and composite which is probably still used more than displayport is.
I say it will be better if they get rid of the D-Sub and use the DVI to D-Sub Adapter.

True that the DisplayPort is not widely used, but I say its the D-Sub that should go.
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#19
theJesus
by: Zubasa
I say it will be better if they get rid of the D-Sub and use the DVI to D-Sub Adapter.

True that the DisplayPort is not widely used, but I say its the D-Sub that should go.
Well, really, they should both go and just have two DVI ports like other cards.
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
cards should use the following.

2x HDMI, 1x display port.

why? you can get HDMI to DVI adaptors, and DVI to VGA adaptors. its the same reason modern cards have 2x DVI instead of 1x and 1x VGA.
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#21
theJesus
by: Mussels
cards should use the following.

2x HDMI, 1x display port.

why? you can get HDMI to DVI adaptors, and DVI to VGA adaptors. its the same reason modern cards have 2x DVI instead of 1x and 1x VGA.
ehhhh, I still use old CRT's for my multi-monitor setup and I'd prefer not to have a huge growth of adaptors coming out of the back of my computer. DVI is fine because whether you use HDMI or VGA, it still only requires one adapter. If they had HDMI ports, then people like me would need to use two adapters in series, which would be extremely annoying, especially doing it on both ports.

Plus I like the fact that DVI still has the thumbscrews to make sure it doesn't get knocked out. Although, I don't have anything HDMI, so I don't know how securely that tends to stay in. And in my room, tripping over cords (and everything else) is a major problem.
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
HDMI is actually a very snug fit. and tripping over a cord thats screwed in = one PC/TV ripped off its desk, whereas a snug plug comes out with no damage :)
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#23
Zubasa
by: Mussels
HDMI is actually a very snug fit. and tripping over a cord thats screwed in = one PC/TV ripped off its desk, whereas a snug plug comes out with no damage :)
True:toast:
The reason for older connector's like DVI and D-Sub to have the thrumb screws,
is the fact that their connectors are larger and have many pins in it.
Therefore, the connectors tend to fall out and/or bent pins etc.
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#24
theJesus
You both make valid points. My pc weighs ~50 pounds and is on the floor though :p I didn't really mean like full on tripping though, I just meant like catching on your foot a little bit, but not enough to pull something off a desk.
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
so we've decided on the best outputs for a card then.

1. DVI
2. HDMI
3. displayport (optional)

Must come with a DVI to VGA adaptor.
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