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AMD Radeon HD 4870

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How well can the Radeon HD 4870 run games
4 Apr 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon HD 4870 graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements. Radeon HD 4870 is capable of DirectX 10 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon HD 4870 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 4870 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 4870, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 4870? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 488% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 789 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 4870 would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which meets 699 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 379% better performance.
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The Radeon HD 4870 is released on 01 Jun 2008

Radeon HD 4870 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 4870
GPU
Architecture
RV770 PRO
Process
55nm
TMUs
40
Texture Rate
30 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
12 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
800
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 10.1
Shader
4.1
Open GL
3.2
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
512 MB
Memory Speed
900 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
750 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 32 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
6 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 4870 Game Requirement Analysis

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 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Age of Empires IV 67% 371%
Grand Theft Auto VI 317% 563%
Outriders 67% 513%
Resident Evil 8 208% 513%
Far Cry 6 317% 581%
It Takes Two 58% 308%
Battlefield 6 175% 513%
Total War: Rome Remastered 81% 17%
Valheim 138% 371%
Star Citizen 313% 313%
Radeon HD 4870 Extras
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