HIS HD 4670 IceQ Turbo 512MB
Posted on: 05.09.2009 01:00:00

Removing the HD 4670 IceQ Turbo from the box we get to another inner box.

Opening the inner box we eventually get our first good look at the HD 4670 IceQ, which as you can see is well protected inside its clear plastic packaging.. Removing the contents from the inner packaging we can have a better look at the contents. Before looking at the HD4670 IceQ letís take a quick look at the other contents.

First up are a couple of adapters, both DVI, as you would expect with the HD4670 IceQ having dual DVI outputs, but one converts it to VGA and the other HDMI. So pretty much all possible connections are covered one way or another.

Also in the box is the driver disk.

And a quick installation guide, this is quite basic but offers adequate installation instructions and printed in several languages.

On to the main event, the HD 4670 IceQ. It is quite a small card, but then it is ďonlyĒ low mid range card so it was never going to be huge. I was a little surprised to see it doesnít require any external power so it would be ideal for a media centre. The heat sink / fan is actually longer than the card itís self. The actual metal of the heat sink runs about three quarters the length of the card and is the full depth of the dual slot it takes up. So I would assume this should be more than capable of keeping the temperatures under control when the card is under load

Flipping the card over, we can see that it has memory chips on the rear too, so apparently they donít need the extra cooling of the heat sink even though they run at 2000Mhz. You can also see that it has the crossfire ďfingersĒ at the top of the PCB which allow you to connect multiple cards together to boost the performance in games.

Looking at the connection end of the card we see the 2 DVI connections either side of an SVID connection so even if you donít have a HDTV you could connect this into most ďnormalĒ TVís. Also you can see that the cooler on the HD 4670 IceQ whilst probably being larger than the stock coolers, exhausts the hot air out of the rear of the case, which should help keep the internal components as cool as possible.

Thatís about all I can show you of the HD 4670 IceQ so letís get it installed and tested.

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