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SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

  • Radeon HD 4870
  • 1GB GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Sapphire brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 card. Built on Sapphire's original Vapor Chamber Technology, this card will bring the benefits of Vapor-X cooling - quieter and more efficient cooling - to a wider range of users.

The Sapphire TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 card has 1GB of high-performance GDDR5 memory, clocked at 1000MHz (4.0Gbps effective) and the GPU core is clocked at 780MHz. Supporting AMD CrossFireX technology, two high-speed connectors on each card allow two or more cards to be used together for enhanced performance when installed in a CrossFireX compatible motherboard.

The Radeon HD 4870 incorporates the latest ATI Avivo HD Technology for enhanced Video display, and features a second generation built-in UVD (Unified Video decoder) for the hardware accelerated decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD content for VC-1, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, considerably reducing CPU load. The card’s HDMI connector supports multi-channel audio formats (up to 7.1) and combines audio and video output on a single cable for direct connection to an HDMI ready display. Support for DirectX10.1 ensures the optimal performance and application compatibility with all DirectX10.1 applications and enables stunning 3D graphics and shading effects in the latest DirectX10.1 games.

  • newegg TeraScale Graphics Engine The new TeraScale engine combines over one teraFLOPs of graphics horse power, 800 stream processors and next generation GDDR5 memory, so you can enjoy the high resolutions and seamless frame rates previously only available with dual-card systems.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 10.1 Support The DirectX 10.1 GPU with full Shader Model 4.1 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg Enhanced Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering Enhanced anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering (AF) smooth jagged edges and create striking graphics with unparalleled realism so you can max out the settings of the most demanding next-generation games.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 Interface The PCI Express 2.0 x16 interface delivers an ultra-high data rate of up to 16 GB/s, and is backward compatible with PCI Express x16 (PCI-E 1.0), so you can upgrade the graphics of your existing system with the Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870.
  • newegg ATI Avivo HD Integrated into ATI's next-generation ATI Radeon HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering flawless smooth HD video playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding (UVD) capability. ATI Avivo HD also introduces a new era in PC to CE connectivity with built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio, which enables a truly easy, one-cable connection to your big-screen TV or home theatre receiver.
  • newegg ATI CrossFireX ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

Learn more about the Sapphire Tech 100243-1GTXSR

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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the Sapphire Tech 100243-1GTXSR

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  • Arthur A.
  • 11/1/2009 1:30:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome card

Pros: Great cooling, Awsome performance (got mine on sale)

Cons: none really

Other Thoughts: wish it would make another one for crossfire...

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  • Sarra R.
  • 10/21/2009 1:24:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBeware of warranty over Year 1

Pros: ToxicCards Have performed well for me 3870s, 4870s, and more

Cons: Sapphire Tech does not handle their warranty. This is fine in the first year, Newegg will handle that (Newegg Rocks!)
However, after the first year you will have to go through a company called Althon Micro. very hard to get a hold of, does not answer phone more often than not. No Email contact or RMA form on their website. With what I have gone through with getting a faulty Sapphire product returned, the Cons of getting the warranty coverage promised are outweighing the Pros of buying the card. It is beginning to feel like the warranty was only 1 year and not 2 as promised.

Other Thoughts: If you are OK with a 1 year warranty and not 2 as promised, Then go for it. Otherwise, check all the specifics of coverages close before you buy.
Newegg's service is stellar, Others are not so much.
Because of my Recent Experience with Sapphire, I will probably not purchase another Sapphire card.

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  • Roi F.
  • 10/12/2009 12:47:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Outstanding quality and great cooling

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Toxic for the win!

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  • Sean W.
  • 10/7/2009 3:22:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: I was looking for a good mid-high end video card with a decent amount of RAM, good speeds and it needed to be cool and quiet. This card seemed to be the only one that fit those guidelines, and it doesn't cost a ton either. I was a little worried after hearing some Sapphire horror stories; but so far so good.

Cons: If it does break, I understand the warranty isn't the best.

Other Thoughts: I will probably buy a second one soon and crossfire them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/5/2009 11:06:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat performer for the price

Pros: - its cheap
- nice looking copper loops showing ;)
- Performance

Cons: - (kinda) noise on high usage is pretty loud, but not terribly disturbing.

Other Thoughts: benched this card vs a 4890 oc (xfx @ 900mhz) in resident evil 5 benchmark. the Realistic difference between this card and the 4890 oc was 3 FPS, in my eyes it doesn't justify getting a 4890 ;-)
* tests were done with the newest drivers and 100% identical system setup.

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  • alfonso r.
  • 9/28/2009 6:57:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstalled 2nd Card

Pros: Great single card. I got my 2nd and setup Crossfire. Was a tight fit between the two cards and I had only millimeters to spare between the two but they both run well. Cards topped out at 82-85 degrees Celcius when pushing them hard.

Cons: They do run hot when they are getting worked. The case I was using had a very good single 120mm Enermax fan in the front and a single 80mm Enermax fan on the side panel but it was high up and did not put new cooler air on the cards from the side. So, I'm RMA'ing it. I can feel the heat floating up from the case.

Other Thoughts: I'm RMA'ing the 2nd newer card and am instead going to replace my Thermaltake Soprano with a CM Sniper. If you do decide to run these in Crossfire make sure you get one of the more newer cases with a 200mm fan on the side blowing air right onto these puppies and a get overhead 200mm for outtake air. However, the 5870 just came out and a single one of those is almost as good as a pair of these and consumes less power in single or as a pair so, if you're thinking of pairing this card up, better holding off until the 5870 come down in price and just stick it out a while longer with a single Toxic 4870. Great card, been loving it.

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  • keith w.
  • 9/26/2009 1:03:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice vid card

Pros: runs kinda cool for a ddr5 card.. but i have alot of fans for my case
2x 120mm fan - one in front and one in back
1x 260mm on side of case

Cons: big

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ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express
Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA/150 10K RPM 8MB Hard Drive
A-Power AK 800W power supply

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  • Scott H.
  • 9/24/2009 2:58:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill kickin

Pros: This card is running great, even after a year. The 5 series are out, but This card still can play the latest games at max settings, no sweat. I play Left 4 dead, Team fortress 2, and GTA 4 at the highest settings. Been running at 1440x900 resolution

Cons: It doesn't pay my tuition.

Other Thoughts: This card will last a loooong time

Some games require a good processor too, not just the card

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  • Fernando H.
  • 9/18/2009 8:16:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI wish they worked...

Pros: ...

Cons: I installed these cards hoping to complete my gaming rig. Unfortunately, they crash every minute the second I start to play any game. I've tried download the latest driver, scaling back performance, etc. but nothings worked. I'll just have to chalk this up as a loss since it's too late to RMA.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/18/2009 2:05:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT RMA SERVICE

Pros: This isn't a review on the card. this is a review on the rma service. i already reviewed the card. I was very skeptical of the ram process when i started. i hear horror stories and i thought about buying a new card. i submitted my rma and the next day i had it approved for repair or replacement and so i shipped it off. they said the turnaround is 2-4 weeks from when they get it. That is exactly what happened. they were quick to provide me with speedy email responses and also gave me a tracking number. i got my card today and it works just fine. I'm very happy with Sapphire.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: wish the turn around was like next day, i also wish they would cover shipping both ways and not just 1 but everyone has the same procedure so what can ya do.

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