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ASUS EAH4870X2/HTDI/2G Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 3200 (1600 x 2) Stream Processors
  • 2GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Albert Z.
  • 11/16/2008 9:55:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWARNING!! Driver issues!

Pros: PLEASE!! DO NOT enable the Hyper Drive option from the Asus SmartDoctor, OR U WILL GET BACLKED OUT SCREENS, COMPLETE freezed out. This could be the problem for the people who blames about the driver issue, but for christsake! JUST MAKE SURE U DONT TURN ON THE Hyper Drive Option!!! MUST NOT!

Cons: DO NOT TURN ON Hyper Drive OPTION!!

Other Thoughts: Just DOnt turn Hyper Drive on!

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  • Ryan G.
  • 11/13/2008 1:35:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPERFECT!

Pros: The best graffics card on the market (the ATI 4870x2).

Why buy anything else?

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Try to purchase this card without the lame added anime girl graffics sticker on it. ATI has done a great job with the stock look of this card.

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  • Jonathan C.
  • 11/9/2008 4:31:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Amazing

Pros: What can I say, its a friggin 4870x2! If you want the best Single Slot Dual GPU solution, this is the card for you. Runs all my games maxed @ 1920x1200 60+ FPS (except Crysis running in DX10)!

Cons: These drivers are killing me! Fallout 3 for instance, doesnt even fully utilize both GPU's unless you rename the .exe to oblivion, which means no LIVE achievements (Catalyst Drivers 8.10 (10/15/08))! Tired of these lame fixes! ATi really needs to step it up!

Other Thoughts: Newegg is the best!

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  • Steve C.
  • 11/6/2008 3:42:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts huge!

Pros: - Well packaged.
- It actually fits in my Antec Three Hundred Case (barely).
- Blazing fast; none of my games have choked at max settings from WoW to Far Cry 2.
- Not as loud as I expected it to be.

Cons: - Installation instructions could be better - people who've never installed a high end graphics card might be a bit confused with the two power headers (you use both, and they should be on the same rail).
- Runs a bit toasty - waiting on Zalman to come out with a nice copper heatsink & fan that will fit but the stock heatsink & fan will suffice with good airflow.

Other Thoughts: Its a power hog. Make sure you have an adequate power supply to handle it. Its a bit over 10.5" in length when seated, so make sure your case has room. Odds are, with a standard case design, you may not be able to fit a HDD immediately in front of the card.

Also, since it runs quite toasty, I recommend having good airflow from the front of your case, across/through the card and to an exhaust. I've installed two 120mm fans in my Antec Three Hundred front panel, which provides excellent airflow and I havn't noticed jet-engine-like noises emanating from my case even at full load like other users have seen.

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  • Keith W.
  • 10/15/2008 4:22:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery NIce,

Pros: - ASUS Packaging and build quality, I purchased fine jewelery and watches that haven't had the packaging design and thought this card has.
- Works great, no problems thus far
- Has the all important pretty lady graphic on the side... So you know it's good?
- 18K plus 3dmark06 right out of the box. Q9550, 8Gigs Mushkin, ASUS Rampage Formula, WIN Vista 64.

Cons: - Seriously, what's the deal with the pretty lady?
- Seems HUGE like it's going to snap the expansion slot right off by mass alone.
- LOUD, I mean Hairdryer loud, bonus is that I will save a lot of heating my home this winter as the card makes a very effective foot warmer.

Other Thoughts: All the Video cards are roughly identical, so it comes down to the support, packaging, quality of materials, and bundled extras. This is where ASUS comes through, great Card, but fantastic extras and wonderful packaging gives everything a very high quality high value feel.

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  • Alicia R.
  • 10/9/2008 4:00:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Hot!

Pros: This thing is a BEAST! Tears up anything you can throw at it, and then politely asks for more. Mildly OC'd (don't want to overheat the card, still waiting on an AFFORDABLE waterblock. Dangerden has one....for $150...) The only thing i haven't been able to run at completely max settings is Crysis, but even then, all I had to do was lower the AA a tad and the game runs smooth at 35-42 FPS.

Waiting for new drivers and for the money to crossfire these things, I've heard the scalability is pretty terrible atm so I'll wait for better CCC Drivers to come out for these beasts.

Cons: This thing gets HOT and it makes an active attempt to kill your PSU at any chance it gets. Overclocking these requires a LOT of extra power, make sure you get atleast 1000w to be safe, I'm running with a Tagan BZ 1300w psu right now, waiting to add my 2nd card in a few months.

You really need some powerful front intake fans to push some air across these at minimum. I highly recommend the Scythe DFS123812-3000. The fan moves about 80-90 CFM air at tolerable noise levels, if noise isn't an issue, I've seen this thing push upwards of 120 through my MozartTX.

Other Thoughts: Like I said, these things get hot, and they eat up power like it's going out of style. Get a big PSU and a huge amount of air circulation (or watercooling if you can afford $150 blocks...) overclocking is a breeze.

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  • Alan K.
  • 10/9/2008 5:00:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsThe HD4870X2 requires Catalyst 8.8 or higher

Pros: This card is trouble free as long as you do a clean OS install and use Catalyst 8.9 or Catalyst 8.10 Beta Drivers

Cons: Price, but the best of anything does cost more

Other Thoughts: To the person trying Catalyst drivers from 8.4 to 8.7 and commenting that this card cannot play games --- Do a clean OS install and use Catalyst 8.9.

Also make sure if you buy this card you use at least a 750W PSU, and that is if you do not Overclock your system.

Overclockers should use a 1000W PSU.

And CrossFire Users should use at least a 1200W PSU or higher.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/7/2008 12:46:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLook at other cards first

Pros: Price for the capabilities of the card, cool card graphics, lots of extras came with the card (cables, etc.). Card is easy to run idle at 30C with fan hack to 50% (at least i could) on just air.

Cons: The card is large, sucks alot of power, and the fan is loud after the fan hack. all of these i knew before buying and none of these would take away an egg. read in other thoughts on why i gave it 1 egg.

Other Thoughts: HORRIBLE DRIVERS!!! upon installation of the card, everything was fine with the drivers that came with the card. i had some issues playing games so i figured i would update to the 8.7 drivers. after updating, no game would load. if i tried to load 3dmark or warhammer or anything, it would just sit on the desktop. I called ATI and ASUS, both of which were no help and told me it was my motherboard or game installation, even though they worked perfectly fine before the card was installed. i tried all drivers from 8.4 to 8.7, nothing helped the issue. ATI forums were no help and their customer service was even less of a help than the forums. upon re-installation of the nvidia card, everything worked fine. i returned this card as it was nothing but headaches. i will never again buy an ATI card, i was super hyped about this card as i wanted to get away form the price of nvidia's products, but i learned my lesson and will not be back.

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  • Jamie K.
  • 10/7/2008 11:22:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat is not to like!

Pros: So powerful, MB,CPU and buss still have plenty of room to grow!! I bet this card has a good 2-3 of longevity. Making it worth every penny I saved over Nvidia.

Cons: Very BIG. Need a minimum of a 750W power supply, with 80% efficiency with a <100watt CPU.

I recommend about 1000w (800W constant output) power supply to have some headroom. You should also run a board with 8 phase power for maximum stability, it does make a difference.

Other Thoughts: I do not consider heat an issue as a con, because Video cards have been running hot for awhile now. If you put this much into a card, take the time to take off the fan and put new TIM material on the GPU chips. I myself, run liquid cooling and spent another hundred on a water block. I like a silent running system. AMD Phenom is good and cheap, but only the Intel systems can put this puppy into fourth gear.

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  • Kenneth E.
  • 10/6/2008 7:09:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 I want a second one?

Pros: It's been a few years since I bought a completely top-flight video card, but I am sooooo happy with this purchase. Right now I just leave CCC set to 4xAA and just doesn't matter, even for Crysis on Very High (via the hack for XP). I even leave V-sync on, though that one could be a toss-up in Crysis at Very High for some. This is with a 3.45GHz Athlon dual-core...I haven't plugged it into my 3.8GHz E8500 rig yet.

Cons: ASUS (or is it Newegg) keeps playing games with my head. Their cards keep disappearing and reappearing (as I write this there are two completely identical 4870X2s listed), and I know at some point they'll switch this model over to one with a different fan, probably like the one on the current 3870X2. I eventually want a second one of these for crossfire, but I want to wait till the price drops some, but...I'd also prefer that it has a visually matching fan. There isn't really much reason to get a second one of these right now between the games currently out and CPU bottlenecking, but I'm not huge on ASUS's non-archerbabe fans which recycle heat inside the PC case (and don't have the archerbabe). Jiblets...

Other Thoughts: I haven't gotten this card to work with Vista 64 yet, which is what my Intel system is running on. And I know it's because of Vista 64 because it wouldn't work with my Athlon system either when I tried switching it to Vista 64. I also have a 4850 that doesn't work with Vista 64. I figure it'll clear up with driver and BIOS updates since I'm not seeing anyone else have this issue, but why am I dealing with this on two completely different systems? I've got 8 gigs of Corsair Dominator and I can't even pair it up with this fabulous card. Ridiculous. Vista gets zero egg.

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