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SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Sapphire brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their Vapor-X 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. A new distinctive cooler design makes the Vapor-X Series stand out in looks as well as performance.

The Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 card has 2GB of high-performance GDDR5 memory, clocked at 900MHz (3.6Gbps effective) and the GPU core is clocked at 750MHz. 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 Vapor-X 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 Vapor-X

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Bryan S.
  • 8/9/2012 1:55:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Still working 3 years later. Just now having issues with games. SR3 didnt play well on ultra. Anno 2070 was also rough. Issues may be inside a dying windows install tho. Its time for an upgrade regardless.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Looks great. Nice quality board with attractive vaporX fan units. This old card would still be great for any MMO player. RIFT ran for years without a single lag spike on max settings (crossfire pair). When you move to intense FPS graphics it will fall short as its generations behind.

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  • Christiane N.
  • 12/23/2009 7:39:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: It can handle all my games on maximum graphics, and maximum resolution, at a very high fps. It was pretty easy to install.

Cons: It's huge, it takes up 2 slots. And the price.

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  • Alex P.
  • 12/3/2009 5:36:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Good prive for 2gb. Gddr5 ram is always nice. it overclocks nice with the vapor-x cooling. Only need 2 2x3 power connectors.

Cons: A little long but will fit most if not all mid atx cases.

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  • Robert R.
  • 10/21/2009 3:33:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a great card!

Pros: We have two installed and bridged for Crossfire. Incredible gaming performance. Picture is beautiful on LG LDC 1080p monitor. Excellent products.

Cons: Way large. One pushes against the mobo's SATA plugs, and the other doesn't let me hook up the case's front panel audio connector. But I don't guess they can make them smaller and keep them cool at the same time ... at least, not yet!

Other Thoughts: Entire NewEgg system:

Thermaltake Armor+MX Mid-tower case
Seventeam 850W SLI/CrossFire Ready Power Supply
ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 Processor
3 SAMSUNG HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drives
G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (4 x 2GB) SDRAM DDR2 1200 Memory
LG 8X Internal LG Blu-ray Reader & DVD±R DVD Burner
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 4870 2GB CrossFire Video Card

Only Non-NewEgg component:
LG 23” Widescreen Multi-Function LCD Monitor/TV
($299.99 locally at Conn's)

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/19/2009 8:50:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsConsider before purchase

Pros: It's got 2GB of video Memory! Xfire with this would run 4GB! That's insane specs... to bad the performance sucks. It's an upgrade to some slower, low end cards?

Cons: Very poor performance, my old G force 8800 GTX runs circles around this thing.

Other Thoughts: I will never again buy an ati card over the geforce series. I've owned several of both and it's just obvious to me that the geforce cards are superior.

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  • Tod K.
  • 10/8/2009 8:54:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't belive my eyes

Pros: I am an avid MMO player, and was looking for a card that could chew up upcoming games, on top of EVE Online, which demands quite a bit. I play EVE maxed out no sweat, maxes out between 38C and 40C. I was expecting to have to Crossfire this thing to play Crysis maxed out, but this chews right threw it. Worth every penny.

Cons: even if I wanted to Crossfire it, too big for my case. But I knew it might be anyway, so not really a con.

Other Thoughts: If my wife was okay with it this card would be my second wife.

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  • Chris T.
  • 10/6/2009 6:11:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe power!

Pros: Excellent card for the money. Actually replaced my 512mb version with this. Much better cooler. Nice to be able to hear myself think over the fan.

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: Not a massive difference in fps of course. I bought this to let me crank draw distances to the max. Will see a massive improvement once I upgrade to 64bit Win7.

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  • William E.
  • 10/5/2009 4:34:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Job

Pros: 2 gig X 16 slot. One card is like a spider alone.. Can't think of a reason to need more, Very fast.

Cons: None, Price is even great. Maybe a little warm under load, Not really a con, Does well.

Other Thoughts: I recomend this card

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  • Ryan P.
  • 9/29/2009 6:16:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing card

Pros: This thing is very fast! The 2gb of ram on it is great for video editing and encoding, and it lets you devote a ton of that ram to most games. Every game I have played with this card has run flawlessly and at full settings!

Cons: The only con I had was a personal problem. I was experiencing really annoying frame stuttering in every game I played. I tried every possible fix besides a full reformat. Well before I RMA'd the card I had to reformat just to be sure, and sure enough, I must have had some driver corruption from my previous card or something because after a full reformat I haven't had one problem. The card does idle pretty high around 60-65c. But I don't really mind noise at 100% fan speed it idles at around 40 c. So much for vapor-x technology I guess :D

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  • Doug D.
  • 9/28/2009 7:57:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: great graphics. runs cool with vapor-x. lots of headroom for overlocking. i ran the auto tune and it overclocked to 790 and 1090 (750 and 900 stock)...huge jump on memory, still running cool, 60c max under load...i like the throttle down to 500mhz when not using, saves some power. i turned up cs:s everything to high including aa and af, and i get 150 fps on 1920x1080 res. just amazing. and thats with a 5600+ as my cpu. (2.9mhz)...cant wait to get a new cpu and see what my games are like...also runs cod waw on high, smooth play.

Cons: none that i can think of

Other Thoughts: i bought it on CL for 125...what a steal...

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