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Nov 17, 2011

Sapphire Develops Low Profile Radeon HD 6670 for HTPC Use

Since HTPC users are always on the lookout for new graphics cards that can deliver both quiet operation and a low profile, Sapphire has thought that it's just about time to introduce such a solution into the market and came out with the Sapphire HD 6670 Low Profile.

The resulting card is one of the most compact HD 6670 solutions that we have seen to date as it takes up just a single slot inside the system case while carrying a half-height PCB.

Cooling for the whole card is provided by a single low diameter fan placed all the way in the back of the HD 6670 Low Profile.

Like most other graphics cards built for HTPC duties, Sapphire's latest creation is also equipped with both a standard and a low profile back plate.

The rest of the card's specs include an AMD Turks GPU with 480 stream processors, 24 texture units and 8 ROP units that are linked to the installed video buffer via a 128-bit wide memory bus.

The memory used by Sapphire is GDDR5 and is clocked at 1GHz (4GHz GDDR5 data rate), while the GPU has an operating frequency of 800MHz.

These values correspond to AMD's recommended frequencies for the Radeon HD 6670, so Sapphire's latest creation will surly be able to surpass most other low-profile HD 6670 graphics cards that come factory underclocked.

The rest of the HD 6670 Low Profile specs are nothing out of the ordinary as the graphics card features the usual VGA, dual-link DVI-D and HDMI video outputs, but a DisplayPort connector is sadly missing.

Unfortunately, Sapphire hasn't provided us with any information regarding the release date or the price of the HD 6670 Low Profile but we're expecting it to be listed at about $80 (about 60 EUR) when it hits retailer shelves.


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