Friday, March 13th 2009

GeCube Pairs Radeon HD 4670 with GDDR4 Memory

Following Sapphire's move to create a Radeon HD 4670 SKU with GDDR4 memory, GeCube has one of its own, ready for launch. The RV730-based graphics card has 512 MB of GDDR4 memory, across a 128-bit wide memory interface. It uses a simplistic design for its PCB and cooler. The card draws all its power from the PCI-Express slot.

The clock speeds on this card differ from the reference ATI specifications. The core is clocked at 750 MHz, with the GDDR4 memory at 2200 MHz. With the memory speed on offer not much higher than what GDDR3 offers, the inclusion of GDDR4 looks more like a dressing to the SKU. It remains to be seen if the memory benefits from overclocking, to overcome the bottlenecks of the narrow memory bus. Rest of its specifications are standard: 320 stream processors, DirectX 10.1 compliance, and support for ATI CrossFireX technology. It is yet to be priced.

Source: DonanimHaber
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26 Comments on GeCube Pairs Radeon HD 4670 with GDDR4 Memory

#1
kaneda
Is this the only ATi HD4*** card using GDDR4 memory?
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#2
btarunr
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by: kaneda
Is this the only ATi HD4*** card using GDDR4 memory?
Certainly isn't the only, if you read the article :)

PowerColor has a HD 4850 with GDDR4.
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#3
kaneda
Sorry, i only woke up not so long ago XD
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#4
EnglishLion
So is this fastest card that takes all it's power from the PCIe bus? I'm interested in getting a 100% bus powered card for a small form factor with windows case.
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#5
W1zzard
uh gecube is broke, company gone
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#6
PCpraiser100
by: W1zzard
uh gecube is broke, company gone
I don't blame you, they are going under. Many people don't seem interested most of the time. If they mounted GDDR5 memory on an HD4550 or something, their profit will hit the roof.
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#7
W1zzard
as far as i know the company is already broke and dismantled
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#8
KBD
by: W1zzard
as far as i know the company is already broke and dismantled
intersting, where did you hear that from?

I guess this could be related to the news of ATI possibly dropping them from the AIB partner list, makes sense if the company is going under.

Too bad really, this will mean less competion in the GPU market, always sorry to see a company go, they used to make pretty good cards just not lately.
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#9
Roph
So what memory bandwidth would this achieve?

I have a GDDR3 4670, which at stock provides 32GB/s.
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#10
anik2011
rock

now i have 9600Gso OC 384MB GDDR3 ,but i buy It.
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#11
EnglishLion
by: W1zzard
as far as i know the company is already broke and dismantled
The GeCube website is still up and running. No news on there either...
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#12
KBD
by: EnglishLion
The GeCube website is still up and running. No news on there either...
yea, i noticed that too. plus why would they announce new products if they are going under?
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#13
chaotic_uk
i thought ati were dropping gecube ?
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#14
department76
i had a gecube hd3870, sold to a friend for my sapphire hd4870 :-p they are definately one of the smaller graphics card manufacturers... this looks like a good effort at somehting unique rather than only having reference models, and oc'd refernece models.


with the slightly faster gddr4, the 4670 might just top the 3870 across the board rather than being 5% (or w/e) behind.

that, all powered without external power connections. sounds like a GREAT gaming card for lan boxes, htpc, etc.
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#15
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
but that's a dual slot card, NOT good for lanboxes.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
GDDR4 on these cards is nothing but a gimmick, especially since they are using the slower GDDR4, when there is faster GDDR3 available if they wanted it. I'd much prefer GDDR5, that would get me excited.

by: Random Murderer
but that's a dual slot card, NOT good for lanboxes.
It doesn't look like a dual slot card to me, but maybe the HSF sticks slightly into the second slot, it is hard to tell by the image.
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#17
SeanG
by: Random Murderer
but that's a dual slot card, NOT good for lanboxes.
My son has a GTX 260 in a TT lanbox.:)
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#19
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: niko084
That GeCube one isn't..
http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-8218-view-GeCube-Radeon-HD-4670-GDDR4.html

The Sapphire is.
http://www.techpowerup.com/?82041

The issue with a dual slot in a lanbox is this can push your card right up against the side and make it run hot if not overheat. Also it limits the ability to use other cards if needed.
Definitely true, though with the last lanbox that I built for someone, I cut custom slits in the side of the case and put an HD2900Pro in it. The slits allowed the card to suck in cool air directly from the outside of the case.
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#21
niko084
by: SeanG
The TT lanbox has a vent in the window right in front of the graphics card fan.:)
Aw, didn't know that case, but yes venting the cases will definitely help that issue, then the only thing left is the lack of room for another card possibly.
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#23
EnglishLion
by: newtekie1
Definitely true, though with the last lanbox that I built for someone, I cut custom slits in the side of the case and put an HD2900Pro in it. The slits allowed the card to suck in cool air directly from the outside of the case.
Just done the same with my lan box based on the eye-T ecute case. Dropped the temps of my 7900GS by 20°C. Couldn't believe the difference, next up is a Zalman cooler, a voltmod and some more OCing...
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#24
Hayder_Master
any benchmark , i think there is no big different 's
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#25
niko084
by: hayder.master
any benchmark , i think there is no big different 's
I'm willing to bet there will be..

Look at the 2600xt GDDR3 vs the 2600xt GDDR4.
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