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  1. btarunr

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    Sapphire looks to continue bringing out new graphics cards based on the Radeon HD 4670, to cater to the sub-$100 segment, this time with the Ultimate Radeon HD 4670. This one is Sapphire's silent-cooled card that takes advantage of the RV730 core and its favourable thermal properties. The card uses a blue PCB that draws all its power from the PCI-Express interface.

    The cooler consists of a central GPU block that doubles up as a heatsink. From this block, arise two heatpipes that convey heat to an aluminum fin array that extends to the back of the card. The card features 512 MB of memory across a 128-bit GDDR3 bus. Outputs provided include an HDMI connector along with DVI-D and D-Sub connectors. There are no CrossFire bridge connectors on the PCB, leaving the option of internal-CrossFire. The card is said to use reference AMD clock speeds. It is priced at 73€.

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  2. Rebo&Zooty

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    to bad its a sapphire card, i dont do sapphire, my experiance with the brand is that they tend to be sub par quility wise compared to other builders
     
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    LOL thats ugly looking
     
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    Sapphire actually BUILDS most of ATIs own OEM cards.


    My X1800XT only had a sticker put over the top of the original ATI sticker, and the brand changed inthe BIOS.
     
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    i personally love the low-end passive cards. that plus a GX northbridge for hybrid crossfire in an HTPC....
     
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    with that u can make a htpc with some gaming power but for that is the asus 9600gt silent :p
     
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    Yeah that. I have had several Sapphire cards and they were all great. They also just had the sticker over the top of ATI's.
     
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    All my Sapphire cards purchased cards have been greet none have ever failed me ...And I abuse them terrible bad:rockout:
     
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    I love sapphire, I have NEVER had an issue with them at all :toast:
     
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    I trust Sapphire too . :)

    My Sapphire 3850 AGP is on the way as we speak .

    I just pray the cooler to be friendly to my ears . ;)
     
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    that means exectly DICK about the quility of sapphires on branded cards, do you know how eletronics production works?

    Sapphire builds the ATI branded cards TO ATI SPECS, they build their own cards to lower specs because it raises profits.
     
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    No one buys specs this days ...

    I got a damaged Powercolor , send mails so to start RMA , and got nothing in return .
    MSI are another problematic company at after sales support .

    Sapphire have good face in the market, at list in Europe that is my home.
     
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    well i been dealing with sapphire since the EARLY days(like radeon 70000 days) and they have had the highest fail rate of any brand i have delt with.

    PowerColor never gave me any problems with getting an rma or the speed of the rma.

    MSI i would agree has shit support, they only offer you email support for rma's, they are slow and never respond to status request emails.......but they did get me a working x1900 back when mine died.
     
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    If i speak about complete satisfaction, about support in Europe.

    This is my top list .
    Olympus digital
    ASUS
    PLEXTOR
    HIPER

    All the others are hiding behind the tall buildings.
     
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    haha, asus videocard supports excelent, motherboards at least for amd, my experiance is that AM2 boards from them are all crap(least all the ones i have delt with, they lack important memory settings for example)
     
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    Funny, my board supports alot of options, and my sapphire card is a actual match to the ATI crds, but with a few extra traces for more memory.

    And considering I am running F@H, SPM and GPU at almost 3.9Ghz 275Mhz FSB and not even reacing 50C in warm room DAMMIT must have something right. And how does it not make sense that the sapphire card is a ATI card, with a extra sticker. I really mean that, I pulled the sapphire sticker back on my card (s) and they had the ATI sticker right under the sapphire sticker. I realise that they are not all ATI cards, some of them Sapphire actually does a PCB remake on, or added a different cooler. But the majority, they dont, they even use the same caps, regs, chokes, etc........
     
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    Ok as electronics engineer i will give you a tip.. all the secret about DOA cards and problems,
    are mostly because of bad weldings on the PCB.

    The components are all the same .
    ATI GPU , two factory s makes memory worldwide, the same caps, regs, chokes, etc........

    What the buyer is looking for , are some honesty and good service , if the hardware has a flaw.

    The weldings on the Powercolor was the worst that i have see in my life .
     
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    steevo, system specs dont display for me, im assuming your on an amd asus board, question you got per chanil/stick settings for stuff like TRFC?

    asus bios dept basickly told me they wouldnt add/fix the missing/non-functional trfc settings on 550/570/590 boards and that i could just use the b chan slots insted that had the TRFC i needed for my ram locked in, problem, 4 sticks of ram that need 105~127ns trfc wont work in slots that are locked at 75ns for example(tighter then any ddr2 i have seen's spd support)
     
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    u think what u saw was bad, look at the first run of 8800gt's HORRIBLE flux/rosen allover the boards, looked like i put the card togather DRUNK or something :(
     
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    We have get out of topic, but i had to add few words more..
    About flux , SONY is the king ( lots of silver inside) , ASUS MSI ABIT keeps the quality almost high, Old Sapphire ( 1999) was average, now days its good enough.

    I have search to find out , how the modern GPUs get welded on the PCB ,
    at youtube there several videos .
    The all process demands high temperatures , and the miss and hit ratio , are very close.

    So in total , if one company holds good technology on welding parts, flux get less stress.
    And even medium quality flux cam do the job right.
     

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