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Item#: N82E16814150394

XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 800 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Candice I.
  • 12/18/2012 11:12:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRuns hot

Pros: none

Cons: Runs too hot.

Lacked the features Nvidia offers.

Ran mafia 2 avg FPS 30 to 20. with X4 965 BE @ 4.2 ghz

Other Thoughts: never buying ATI again.

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  • Raquell N.
  • 10/2/2009 4:15:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSick!! card

Pros: Temp at 45c
OCed to 790Mhz core and 1000Mhz memory
runs crysis fine! :)

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: buy it

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  • Matthew J.
  • 9/24/2009 6:26:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome bang for your buck

Pros: It's fast, it's within a budget price range, and the card fan isn't loud at all.

Cons: It's huge, I had to cut a piece off the back of my case so it could fit.

Other Thoughts: This card is great if your looking for good performance for a good price ratio.

I recommend this card.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/18/2009 4:49:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRMA'd the first one

Pros: While it worked it was a phenomenal card. Only issues I had were compatibility issues with developers assuming everyone uses nvidia. The card itself up to the point mentioned below was fantastic.

Cons: Had to RMA the first card, waiting on the replacement. The first day I noticed after installing it that it hummed a bit but was tolerable. Second day as soon as I started up my computer the card hummed at a very loud decibel level. Contacted XFX and the first guy wasn't too helpful. Gave it a few days and lo and behold started to see artifacts. Contacted XFX again and the second guy was very helpful and suggested I RMA to NewEgg since it's within the 30 day warranty.

Would be 5 eggs if the card hadn't been faulty.

Other Thoughts: I don't know if the initial guy I talked to at XFX was having a bad day, but he didn't seem to believe me when I told him the humming might be the signs of some incoming trouble. He said and I quote "All electronics make noise."

XFX is known for good customer support so maybe he just had a bad day. Newegg was very helpful in teaching me the RMA process and even paid to ship it back to them. 3 eggs because of the support I got, knocked 2 off because the card showed faults starting the second day as well as the initial lack of support I got from XFX. Telling me the loud humming (as loud as a vacuum when the fan was at zero percent) was normal is not a good way for someone brand-new to your product lines.

Hoping the replacement works, because I want to support XFX and ATI as well as Newegg.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/14/2009 8:52:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card

Pros: This was the card that went into my first build, it runs great, awesome card with great features, catalyst control center is great and I love the manual fan control speed. It keeps cool and is awesome. I am running Crysis on high settings and it runs perfectly no hiccups. Comes with a sweet doorhanger (don't throw it away it has your cards serial number on the back)Highly reccomended.

Cons: Drivers on CD are outdated. Had to go to ati.com. no major issues.

Other Thoughts: Awesome. Buy it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/10/2009 2:34:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Happy with ati

Pros: its 1Gb

Cons: it has a wierd problem some games an other stuff i try if i startup a app or game it surprises the card/driver and makes it crash instantly if i do get the program or game started it will crash in minutes

Other Thoughts: will not be returning it will try xfx support but doesnt look good there support site says my email is invalid tried making a new account and there site thought i was a new owner to the card that was already registed to me and voided my warranty :(

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  • Dan H.
  • 9/9/2009 11:21:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFan quality varies?

Pros: Performance and quality is amazing. I'm running 1920x1200. Crysis on high is super smooth. UT2004 sometimes hits 330+fps, never goes below 79fps even on "bad" maps. UT3, HL2E2, everything is smooth as glass.

I'm not sure how/why but the text on my desktop seems clearer/sharper. It could just be my senile old brain but it seems easier on the eyes.

Cons: I think the fans must vary in quality because mine is extremely loud. Even at 60% it's very loud and annoying. It also runs very hot as others have said. 80F ambient and it's idling at 67-68C with the fan on automatic speed control (currently 62%, board is not overclocked)

I knocked an egg off for the noise because it's a sliding/scraping sort of sound as if the fan is making contact with the housing or something. It doesn't sound like normal fan blade noise, it's pretty high pitched and it's annoying.

Other Thoughts: It's big as others have noted, however it's a "better big" than the GB fanless 3850 it replaced. The cooler on that card is on the "wrong" side and covered/almost interfered with the RAM and chipset cooler (P35-DS3L) The cooler on this one is on the other side (on the right side when looking at the expansion slots from the rear) and there's tons of clearance.

I'm not sure I'll be able to live with the noise but the performance is fantastic. I can't believe what a huge difference there is. I thought all the really cool effects I've seen on Crysis were only available with Vista/DX10 but going from the HD3850 to this made all the difference in the world. Fantastic video effects and I'm still running plain ol' XP w/DX9

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  • Ricardo A.
  • 9/9/2009 4:26:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggswhoa!!!

Pros: schnikies!!! i upgraded from a BFG nvidia 9500 1GB DDR2 video card. and wow. i couldn't run max settings even with 1GB of memory. i am maxing out current games farcry 2, dead sapce, prototype, x-men wolverine, bioshock at 1980 x 1080. what made the difference between the two cards is that the 4870 has 256 bit interface instead of 128 and it DDR3. thats what makes the difference. and the core clock is set to 655. you can easily overclock that sucker upto 700 if you want. i would higher the fan speed if you do that. don't want that card to run hot. its just amazing! you can control the fan speed and overclocking is very easy with the catalyst software that comes with the card. get your game on!!!

Cons: its a little big. had to move my hard drive up a few slots but no biggy. thats a 2 min fix

Other Thoughts: buy it already.

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  • Jacob B.
  • 9/9/2009 11:44:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo 6 pin connector buy on your own

Pros: looks cool

Cons: instead of inclueding a 6 pin connector the have a 6 pin to molex connector doesnt make sense o well

Other Thoughts: first time building a pc

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  • Thomas G.
  • 9/9/2009 10:48:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXFX 4870

Pros: Card is built very well the 1gb memory really helps for playing with aa on and those big resouloutions. This thing is a beast easly overclocks to the xxx edition and not only that but so far has played all of my games including crysis, cod4, grid, crysis warhead, farcry 2, bioshock, and asassins creed all on max settings. very nice card./

Cons: it didnt come laced in gold.

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