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by Woolley
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4670 Crossfire Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 7239

I think Xbitlabs test is a bit off the mark, because of their system setup. What person in his right mind would go lengths to spend less than $200 on the graphics when the rest of the rig is all state of the art? Me too. I bought a good CPU and plenty of RAM so I can do video editing and photo edit...
by Woolley
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HIS Radeon HD 4890 Turbo Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 8118

Good review. I think it would be a great idea to include a section in each review on how suitable the graphics cards are for after-market coolers. Assessing stock fans is useful, but for a truly silent system you need a passive cooler. Questions are: What aftermarket coolers would fit, and Can passi...
by Woolley
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless card for 60 or under?
Replies: 17
Views: 4150

I agree. The 4670 is a terrific card which will give you more future-proofing than most cheaper ones. And it is a good fanless card. Tom's Hardware does a monthly round-up of the best value for money gamiing cards. The 4670 is on the list this month: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-r...
by Woolley
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4670 Crossfire Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 7239

Oops - you're right - I've made a typo. Meant to write 4850, not the 4870. I've edited the post to correct this.
by Woolley
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4670 Crossfire Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 7239

4670 Crossfire Performance

Xbitlabs have done a review comparing the 4670 in crossfire against other cards: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-hd4670-crossfirex.html Their conclusion seems to be that using crossfire 4670s gives excellent results - better games perfomance than either the 4850 or 9800 GTX+ (a...
by Woolley
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 324351

+1 for PWM fans.

There are some other articles out there, but I would really like to see an SPCR assessment!
by Woolley
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 65263

I too think SPCR will be around a lot longer. Systems might become smaller, but their components will still give off heat - including solid state drives. So they will still need to be cooled - quietly.

My thanks to the whole team at SPCR for all the great work!
by Woolley
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Redefining Budget Gaming Graphics: ATI's HD 4670
Replies: 53
Views: 22705

Alex J wrote: I'd be interested to know which passive coolers or near silent active coolers work with this card. I've bought an asus hd4670 and want to get rid of the noisy fan. If anyone has any tips??? I have fitted an Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 to the Asus HD4670. Fits comfortably inside a P182 ...