Radeon HD 4870
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Release Period- Jun-2008
Radeon HD 4870 Review
Radeon HD 4870 is a high-end GPU based on the 55nm, third unified shader architecture, R700.
It's based on the RV770 PRO Core and offers 800 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 750MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 900MHz.
Compared to Radeon HD 4890, it offers slightly less bandwidth (thanks to the higher operating memory clock), the central unit is lower clocked and features twice as less video memory. However, it only consumes up to 150W (40W less). The performance difference between is not very significant and so Radeon HD 4870 might be the best choice, over 4890 since it can be easily overclocked.
Most of today's modern games should run fluently at high settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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Radeon HD 4870 Performance Specification
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Architecture
Memory
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TMUs
Texture Rate
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750 MHz
RV770 PRO
512 MB
900 MHz
256 Bit
GDDR5
115.2GB/sec
0KB
55nm
40
30 GTexel/s
16
12 GPixel/s
800
390
DX 10.1
4.1
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2560x1600
150 Watts
500 Watt & 32 Amps
None
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dragman
19:19 Aug-17-2014
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i got this card it works good for DX9-10 games but with all of todays games using DX11 you might as well just get a card with DX11 but if your just looking for a nice card then here you go but srsly danm it microsoft making gaming harder :(

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Ahmad176
06:32 Mar-23-2014
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which is better hd 4870 or hd 6570…….???

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15:34 Nov-27-2013
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My friend just got this graphics card, we used this driver link, but it shows "Latest AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ HD 7000, HD 6000 and HD 5000 Series". Does this mean the Catalyst driver does not support the HD 4000 series anymore?

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xiaoqiao
22:51 Aug-30-2013
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HD4870 has higher bit, higher memory bandwidth, shader process and so on
Is my card really better than it ?

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ScretAgntSteve8
00:49 Sep-23-2013
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Absolutely. Those are only comparable with GPU's of the same generation.

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ackaka22
21:24 Jul-31-2013
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i use an dvi to vga adapter i loss performance because i use an adapter

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qwertazx
03:26 May-29-2013
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there is cheap secondhand powercolor 4870 and vapor-x,i need advice from som1 that have this card cause i heard this series has problems with cooling ,blue screens,restarts after 1 hour of gameplay.

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ackaka22
10:25 Aug-01-2013
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yeah this card is very hot but i never had problems with restarts …what psu do you have

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deepaks1990
15:09 May-21-2013
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hi, i bought a second hand HD 4870. I have a dual core Intel E2220 @2.4 GHz and a 2GB DDR2 RAM. Screen resolution: 1366 x 768. Will the processor be a bottleneck? Also, shall i be able to play latest games(except Crysis 3) in high settings?

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Chairmandrew
07:26 Jun-06-2013
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more like medium.

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moomoohead326
23:56 Apr-22-2013
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I'm getting a new rig with this graphics card. Is it good? And if not, what's the best card to get?

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Pelozaki
09:05 Apr-27-2013
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don't get it,because it doesn't support dx 11….i mean,take it if you want,but If I was you,I would skip this one .)

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moomoohead326
15:03 Apr-27-2013
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Unfortunately I can't get away from it. I'm getting this rig built for me from basically left over hardware (minus the CPU)

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adidas894
05:15 May-27-2013
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It doesn't support DX11 you will not able to play latest games even it is fast. I was so lucky i brought a second hand HD 5770 than this one.

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Chairmandrew
06:39 Jun-06-2013
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The only game I'm aware of that demands DX11 is Crysis 3, everything else still supports DX10 or even 9. Of course this may change over the next couple of years.

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ackaka22
10:28 Aug-01-2013
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is a good gpu but you can't play crysis 3 only if you download the dx 10 patch

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LucianDragos
01:33 Mar-23-2013
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I had a delay in getting my new video card when I 1st built my new rig so I had to use my old rig's 4870 for a bit.
But when paired with the new i7 3770K and DDR3 2133 ram it was able to keep 25 - 30+ fps in Skyrim maxed settings 1080p and with the high rez packs..
It was almost pushed to tears, pinned at no less then 99%+ load and heating up like a space heater doing it but it worked lol. Not bad for its age at all =P

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armydogtag6
22:58 Mar-20-2013
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Helo all i need help…and fast!
I got a 420W PSU will it be ok with this card or will it damage my pc?
pls help fast its on sale 35 dollars! but only for another two days!

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ahnaf22
10:08 Mar-24-2013
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Get atleast a 500w branded psu.

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armydogtag6
15:11 Mar-28-2013
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thx

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