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DIAMOND Radeon HD 4870 DirectX 10.1 4870PE51G 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 750 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI (via Adapter)
  • 800 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 7/8/2009 9:51:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Great graphics, great card overall. I've had no problems whatsoever with it. Handles whatever I throw at it with extreme ease.

Cons: Pricey and quite large. Other than that, nothing.

Other Thoughts: Pretty big, but nothing a mid tower can't handle. Good experience with it overall, no problems yet, and I don't expect to have any. If you're looking for a great balanced card, this is it.

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  • Mike F.
  • 5/27/2009 5:47:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThe picture you see here is not what they send you. Card runs way too hot at idle, loads bake the MOBO!!!!!

Pros: Performance is great if you can keep the temps down. This card works best if Crossfired with another one. But as a single card, don't expect much.

Cons: Diamond if packing this box with a different card now. The one they sent looks more like an old 2900 series with no enclosure and huge heat pipes exposed out the side. This card runs extremely hot at idle and when playing a game, it felt like an EASY BAKE OVEN in my case.

Other Thoughts: I have a 4870X2 that runs 42C at idle with 50% Fan. When playing Crysis maxed out it runs 58C with 50% Fan.

This card runs 57C idle with 50% Fan and ran 74C% with 50% Fan playing crysis maxed out.

I don't blame New Egg, but I do blame Diamond. When I called their tech support, they said that they changed the model number for the card with a different design. They said it is the same card, its just looks different.

Well if you buy a Dodge Ram Quad Cab Laramie and they ship a Dodge Dakota 2 Door sport to the dealer......would you take it? I think not.

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  • Glen M.
  • 5/15/2009 9:55:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy Diamond

Pros: 4870 1Gig works well, it is not the card design it is Diamond MM. Really bad customer support.

Cons: Re: Diamondmm, THEY DO NOT HONOR THEIR REBATES, CUSTOMER SUPPORT IS NON EXISTANT. I purchased a 4870 going on 6 mo ago, a $30 rebate was applied for. No record of submission is the common reply from Diamond. The secend time I sent the documentation via Certified mail which they signed for. No record of submission replied Diamond.

They have done the exact same thing to my friend in SO CAL. I will never buy a Diamond product again nor do I recommend this company to anyone else.

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  • Jack F.
  • 4/21/2009 7:00:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPleased Overall

Pros: Overall good gaming experience - Once I set up a profile for gaming where the fan runs at 50% all was fine.

Cons: At default settings - would overheat and games would lock-up.

I'm waiting for the price to come down so I can get a 2nd one of these to run a Crossfire setup. Strangely, this card is running more than the 4790.

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  • Joshua P.
  • 4/13/2009 5:29:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGet the Sapphire Instead

Pros: It's a 4870.

Cons: It doesn't overclock well at all...memory is very quick to overheat, and the fan design is LOUD. Break a pencil off in one ear, then duct-tape a hair dryer over your good ear, try to have a conversation with someone...and you'll get my meaning. ALso...make sure you stay well hydrated if you use this thing in a small / medium room for any length of's like a space heater.

Other Thoughts: Get the Sapphire instead. I've purchased 3 of them for customers and every one of them works AWESOMELY. They overclock easily...and can be had for WAY less money. And they are QUIETER and COOLER. This is one of the few instances in life where you spend less tand get more...honestly.

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  • tanenr m.
  • 4/2/2009 1:52:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWwooww

Pros: Where to start. Could not really ask for more. worth every penny... well maybe 29998 of them. that last one is a bit much IMO but i would pay it for this card. This handles Crysis. farcry 2. Cod5 amazingly. not a fan boy or anything but i could tell a huge difference instantly with this card compared to ps3 (and i own and love my ps3)

Cons: BBIIGG. this thing is pretty long. fits quite well in my antec 900 though. "R-tuner" as mention in another review helps quite a bit but if you dont overclock its not REALLY needed

Other Thoughts: Dont wait to buy this thing just hit add to cart and checkout, you wont regret it with correct installation

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2009 6:39:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card

Pros: This card with its 1024MB of DDR5 allows for an excellent frame rate for most modern games, even with the more graphic-intensive engines (ie Crysis, FarCry 2, etc). In most cases, this card makes up for any bottleneck that could occur due to a lacking CPU or RAM.

Cons: First would be the fact that Diamond does not provide its own software for management of the fan. I would recommend (due to NewEgg policy I will not use the full name) "R-Tuner". But be careful, if you do not opt for the extra port protection when installing (which could cause extra use of the CPU), then certain glitches may occur, such as the monitor not imaging properly (blank screen-this is regardless of the manufacturer of the monitor), and also the most stressful problem, is if you are running two of these on crossfire and did not protect your I/O ports with Riva-T (oops) running, then the system will fail to detect the second GPU. To fix this, you must uninstall all ATI drivers as well as R-Tuner. Reinstall the ATI drivers, then reinstall R-Tuner making sure you have opted to protect all ports (I still give these cards five eggs because as long as you know this and you did not recieve cards that were DOA or later failed, these are quite wonderful).

Other Thoughts: I am an avid gamer, and at the same time, I have OCD regarding the preservation of my computer hardware. I have had my cards overheat and I get a bit stressed, so I leave the fans of both of my cards at 90-100% when playing graphic-intensive games. If you are the same way, use a headset to hear what is going on inside of hte game you're playing, because if you rely on external speakers, it will be like trying to play a game while two blow dryers are going off right by you. The noise is a factor, but apparently at higher percentages, it isn't much better on the other brands that market the 1GB 4870 with the aftermarket cooling. I just learned to love and embrace the noise and take it as a sign that they are singing and happy!

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  • Bryan A.
  • 1/9/2009 6:07:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card!!!

Pros: This card rocks! It rips through COD 4 and COD 5 like nothing. I like it better than my 9800GX2 and with the 1GB of GDDR5 I really can't complain about anything. I play on 1680x1050 resolution with a 22" monitor and get over 90 fps on COD 5 with no AA/AF and about 60 fps with full AA/AF on. It can easily hang with the GTX260 216 in performance so you gamers don't have to worry about getting pwned with this card.

Cons: Catalyast drivers are more finicky to work with than the Nvidia drivers from my experience but I have successfuilly loaded each new release from 8.10-8.12.

Other Thoughts: It's a great card and at a price that is hard to beat. I would definitely get a second card to run in Crossfire if I had a P45 or X48 chipset motherboard.

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  • Woo S.
  • 1/5/2009 1:58:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs my games with good frame rates with everything enabled including some forced AA and filtering. Does what I expected it to do. Runs quiet on default but if you are concerned about the heat that card generates you may want to crank it up a little higher. See "Other Thoughts" section for details.

Cons: With the newest driver Version 5.2 drive from Diamond or the equivalent ATI reference 8.12 catalyst driver, my card will not boot into Windows (64bit XP). PC just reboots during Windows boot. I had to boot into Safe Mode and uninstall the drivers. Card works fine with Diamond's 4.9 driver that came on the disk (I believe this is the 8.9 reference driver).

At least in WoW ATI's Catalyst A.I. setting seems to be broken. Makes my games look 10 times worse with extremely jagged lines. Also Adaptive Anti-Aliasing doesn't quite work right either, it turns trees and shrugs semi transparent. Turn these two setings off, force AA to x8 and Anisotropic Filtering to x16 and your golden.

Other Thoughts: On the default fan setting (25% fan speed if default I believe) the card runs quiet but really hot, idles in the 60-70 deg C and loads in the 80s. However Adjusting the fan speed is easy enough in the Catalyst Control Center. I set mines to 33% which is just a tab bit louder then my case fans and it keeps the card under 60 deg load. It is fairly cold this time of year so I'm afraid that during the summer time I'll have to crank it up to the 40-45% fan speed range which is fairly loud. At 100% this card sounds a like a vacuum and spews out loads of hot air out of the case.

I don't quite understand people complaining that the card is loud on boot up. Indeed it is but only for a few seconds, at least on my ASUS P5Q Pro motherboard. For me its only loud for the first few seconds until the BIOS boot screen shows up than the card reverts to its 25% default fan speed which is really quiet until it enters Windows at which time my Catalyst Control Center settings takes over.

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  • Randy K.
  • 12/19/2008 12:39:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsCard is trash

Pros: Had a girl on the bottum something nerds' cant get

Cons: payed 400$ then price droped over 170$ in like 1week. too many new drivers, Ati sucks it just trashy looking vs a geforce. card makes way too much noise turning and turning off PC

Other Thoughts: wait till geforce comes out with a better single card" NOT SLI!

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