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Sapphire to launch passive Radeon HD 5670

by Parm Mann on 2 June 2010, 17:38

Tags: Sapphire RADEON HD 5670 , Sapphire

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It's oh so quiet

In need of a graphics card that offers both silent operation and decent mid-range gaming performance?

Sapphire reckons it has the answer in the form of its passive Radeon HD 5670.

The card, pictured above, is about as high up the ATI ladder you can get before requiring additional power connectors, making it ideal for a fairly basic build. Ideal, perhaps, for an HTPC that'll double as a casual gaming rig.

Sapphire's cooling is provided by two heatpipes and a heatsink that encompasses the card's key components and wraps over the top edge for good measure. Good news for cooling capacity, bad news for users with low-profile chassis.

Sticking to reference clocks, the card's core is clocked at 775MHz, whilst the 1GB GDDR5 frame buffer runs along at an effective 4,000MHz.

HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI outputs provide a choice of connectivity options, and we're told the passive Radeon HD 5670 will be available "soon". No word on pricing, but Sapphire's air-cooled model - priced at Ā£90 - should give you a ball park.

Click on to page two for a handful of close-up shots.