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Excellent choice for small form factor cases
on November 28, 2011
I'd been looking for a low profile Radeon HD 6670 card ever since this GPU was released. This is the first one available. There is also a Sapphire low profile HD 6670 available. Both cards have 1 GB GDDR5 RAM and will have identical performance. I chose this model because the twin fans are likely to run slightly quieter, and because it is a couple of cm shorter than the Sapphire model. It is also a tiny bit wider, so if you're really pushed for space width-wise in your case the Sapphire might be a better choice.
The card came bundled with the low profile brackets for my small form factor case (Dell Inspiron 580s), and these were easy to fit. The card itself is good looking and well-engineered. It fit very easily into my case, and connected to my monitor via DVI immediately. I downloaded the latest drivers from the internet, and after a restart, I was up and running less than 10 minutes after opening the box.
Windows Experience graphics rating jumped to 7.1. Skyrim detected the card and set "High" detail levels. At native 1920x1080 resolution it runs very smoothly and looks great. I reckon I could up the detail levels and still get playable frame rates.
Most importantly, I have not experienced any problems running this card from the 250W Dell Power Supply which came with my machine. I have a low power draw elsewhere (the core i3 is very efficient), but really, you don't need the suggested 400W PSU to run this card. I also haven't had any cooling issues despite my case being crammed under a shelf with two of the vents covered!
All in all, a great price:power:fps ratio, and an absolute no-brainer choice for anyone with a low-profile case who wants to play the latest games at very respectable settings.