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HIS Radeon HD4670 IceQ Turbo

The Card

The HIS HD4670 IceQ Turbo card is the most petite card we've had in the shop for a while now.  Measuring a trim 188mm long (7 1/2 inches) the HD4670 is a breath of fresh air.  You can see below the IceQ cooler that adorns the top of the card as well as 256MB of the 512MB of the cards memory on the underside.

  

The IceQ cooler is a fairly basic unit when compared to the current IceQ4 cooler seen on a number of the HD4800 series cards.  A 75mm, seven bladed fan pulls air in and channels it along the aluminum convection fins that span the length of the card.

The entire cooler assembly is aluminum, keeping weight as well as costs down.

The warm air is exhausted out of the rear of the HIS HD4670.  As you already noticed, the HD4670 is a dual slot graphics card.  Using two slots isn't a big deal to me as I don't run many expansion cards nor do most people I know.  However, this is something to be aware of if you are planning to use this card in a compact HTPC rig.

Below the vent area are two DVI outputs on either side of a S-Video port.

Going back to where we started at the fan end; notice anything different here?  You guessed it, no need for additional power here.  The power draw of the HD4670 isn't enough to warrant any extra PCI-E power connections.

Back to the Crossfire question.  In looking more closely at the HIS HD4670 package, the label on it that lists out what's inside has the Crossfire cable blacked out with tape.  So the absence of the cable seems to be a cost saving feature compared with the logic that few (if anyone) will run Crossfire with this card.  However, with that logic, why even put the Crossfire posts on the PCB then?

  

A quick shot of the Hynix memory chips HIS has selected for the HD4670 IceQ Turbo.  These 4ns prefetch memory chips are rated at a max frequency of 1000MHz.

  


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Pg. 1 - Introduction
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Pg. 3 - Test Bed/Benchmarks
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