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Sapphire HD6670 (low profile/single slot cooler) Review

To test the Sapphire HD6670 today we are using several systems. Our synthetic testing will be performed on our long term GPU rig, powered by a Core i7 970 system running at 4.33ghz. For the gaming results we are using an AMD FX 8150 Black Edition which is overclocked to 4.2 ghz.

Synthetic/Media Test Bed:
Processor: Core i7 970 @ 4.33ghz
Cooling: Coolit Vantage
Motherboard: MSI X58A-GD65
Chassis: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200
Memory: 6GB ADATA @ 2133mhz 9-10-9-32
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V+ 512GB Gen 2 SSD (Storage) / Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB (OS boot)
Monitors: Sharp Aquos 50 inch LCD 1080p / Lacie 730 30 inch screen.

Gaming System:
Processor: AMD FX 8150 Black Edition @ 3.6ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7
Cooler: Noctua NH D14
Memory: G-SKill Ripjaws 1600mhz 8GB (2x 4GB)
Power Supply: ADATA 1200W
Optical Drive: Asus BluRay Drive
Chassis: SilverStone Raven 3
Boot Drive: Intel 40GB SSD
Secondary Drive: Patriot 120GB WildFire

Technical Monitoring and Test Equipment:
Nikon D3X with R1C1 kit / 24-70mm lens
Keithley Integra unit
Thermal Diodes
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp
Extech digital sound level meter & SkyTronic DSL 2 Digital Sound Level Meter

Games & Software:
Cyberlink Media Espresso
Dead Island
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
F1 2011
Far Cry 2
Resident Evil 5

All the latest BIOS updates and drivers are used during testing. We perform generally under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru tests games across five closely matched runs and then average out the results to get an accurate median figure. If we use scripted benchmarks, they are mentioned on the relevant page.

Some game descriptions are edited with courtesy from Wikipedia.

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