Rubys, diamonds, and sapphires are all precious gems and may be considered to be worth their weight in gold to some. Each has their own set of characteristics that make them valuable, whether it’s the colour of the stones, the cut or the clarity. Rarity is another characteristic that can have an effect on the value of a gem. Diamonds are probably the more popular gem, we see them in engagement rings, ear rings, necklaces and can be found in all other types of jewelry. This doesn’t necessarily diminish the value of the stones, simply because they are more readily available to a larger market. The same can be said for video cards, just because it is priced at an affordable range in the market, doesn’t diminish the value of the card.
When it comes to video cards, or any other piece of hardware, there is only one way to ascertain its true value, and that is by what the end user of that specific piece of hardware considers its worth to be. There is an old adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Simply put, what one person may find to not be up to snuff is exactly what someone else may find invaluable. The 6670 is by no means a “top of the line” GPU and isn’t touted as such. The 6670 is a mainstream upgrade path for those who run modest systems and are on a budget, but still want some playable FPS in current games, without having to sacrifice the overall quality of the game, over hard earned cash.
The Sapphire 6670 HD Low Profile video card may not be so different when it comes to the technical specifications, compared to other 6670s on the market. However, the Sapphire low profile HD 6670 is a gem in its own right, being the first low profile single slot solution in its market segment. The core clock speed is set at 800MHz, while the memory speed is set at 1000Mhz. and has 1 GB of DDR5 onboard memory. The 6670 comes with 480 stream processors and a 40 nm chip. The interface includes a single HDMI, VGA connector and Dual-Link DVI input. All of the usual 6000 series features apply, such as DX 11, Eyefinity, OpenGL 4.1, UVD3, and AMD App acceleration.