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PowerColor PCS HD4670 512MB GDDR3

Package and Accessories

We’ll be referring to the graphics card as PowerColor PCS HD4670 for the sake of simplicity. The card comes to retail in an upright medium-size box. The box design is nice but not original because of the standard magic theme. Besides the picture, there is a large caption “512MB GDDR3” on the front side of the box. This is an important note because there exist two models of Radeon HD 4670 differing in type, amount and frequency of onboard graphics memory. The caption “Professional Cooling System” explains the meaning of the PCS abbreviation. We’ll see shortly what this professionalism means.

Traditionally for PowerColor products, the interior of the box is divided with a cardboard partition whose compartments contain the graphics card and its accessories. The following is included into the kit:

  • DVI-I → D-Sub adapter
  • DVI-I → HDMI adapter
  • Mini-DIN → Composite adapter
  • Crossfire bridge
  • Brief installation manual
  • CD disk with drivers

The accessories are scanty but that’s all right for a $79 product. There is everything you need to use every feature of the card, save for a software HD video player. We usually criticize graphics card makers for saving on such software but this saving is justifiable here because the cost of player software is high even considering the reduced OEM pricing. Every connector of the card, save for the PCI Express slot, is covered with a plastic cap as you can often see on Gigabyte’s products.

So, the packaging and accessories of the PowerColor PCS HD4670 are good overall. Both are not original, but acceptable for this price category. If you buy this card, you won’t have to look for a DVI-I → HDMI adapter to support audio output, and HDMI connection is important for new modern HTPCs the Radeon HD 4670 is likely to be installed into.

 
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