Last October, AMD launched the first cards in their Radeon HD 6000 series, the HD 6850 and HD 6870. In the six months since then we’ve seen the release of the top end HD 6950, HD 6970 and HD 6990 cards which are targeted at serious gamers. But until now, those looking for a budget offering have had to make do with the previous generation HD 5000 series.
Today we are going to look at the AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card which is designed for people who want to improve the media capabilities of their machine and perhaps engage in some casual gaming. AMD have also included Eyefinity support on this card, meaning it is perfect for those who want a multi-screen setup.
One of the main selling points of these cards is their complete DirectX 11 support. Sure the older HD 5000 series cards also supported DX11 but Intel’s Sandy Bridge HD graphics are still limited to DX10.1. So we will be comparing the HD 6670 to Intel’s Sandy Bridge HD 2000 graphics in our tests as well as the more powerful Radeon HD 6790 card that Zardon reviewed a few weeks back. We are also going to use a HIS Radeon 6790 IceQ Turbo for further comparisons.
|Compute Power||768 GFLOPs|
|Core Clock Speed||800 mhz|
|Frame Buffer||1024 MB|