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XFX HD-487A-ZWFC 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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  • Richard S.
  • 2/13/2011 6:08:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card, bad maker

Pros: The card is a very good graphics card. It does everything I've asked of it and at high to max settings on my games and programs.

Huge heatsink and fan.

Cons: This thing runs HOT! I don't mean a warm day in spring hot... I mean a high noon HOT day in Death Valley.
Make certain you have excellent venting in your case. I had a great airflow before I got this car. Since then, I've added 2 more fans and upgraded 2 more to 120mm size.

Other Thoughts: XFX is the only thing I've been disappointed by. Bought this card and had hoped to get my refund but got a rejection letter from XFX saying I didn't provide a photocopy of my sales invoice.
Really? I sent a copy of EVERYTHING I got in the box from NewEgg plus cut my box to send in my UPC. All for nothing.

XFX will never get anymore of my business.

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  • william z.
  • 11/30/2010 6:32:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsit only does.... EVERYTHING

Pros: plays all current games as of nov 2010

1920/1080 max on all games gives 60+fps
card hasnt gone beyond 69c but i keep fan at max

Cons: none yet

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  • Peter B.
  • 11/25/2010 11:27:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Card I've Ever Owned

Pros: Bout this card A Month ago. Works without a hitch. This thing plays all of the newest games on all the highest settings on my old Athon X2 5400+ I did not use vsync on any of the games. I notice some tearing, but to play games w/ these graphics is worth it.
Starcraft 2 - 1920 X 1080 -no AA- all ultra setting besides cpu requirements
Dragon Age Origins - 1920 X 1080 -no AA- Max everything
Split Second - 1920 x 1080 no AA - Max Everything
COD Black ops - 1920 x 1080 no AA- Max Everything
Spore - 1920 x 1080 - 16x AA Max all
Need for Speed hot Pursuit - Can't run this game @ max. I haven't yet messed w/ this too much, bad game!
Doom 3 - MAX ALL w/ Vsync 16xAA
Unreal 2 - MAX all w/ vsync 16xAA
Hegemonia - MAX all w/ vsync 16xAAas

Cons: no HDMI :( But I knew that.
No PhysiX

WILL BUY XFX AGAIN!

Other Thoughts: I bought this to bring life into an old cpu my buddy thought was broke. Apparently he was WRONG! This thing beasts his iBUYpower computer! I laugh at him! Might try to crossfire this w/ my new build w/ a XFX 5850 to hook up my 58" TV to this bad boy! Hope they can play together.

Athlon x2 5400+ 2.8 ghz (not overclock due to heat)
Gigabyte AM2 board. not sure where i wrote this down
2 GB DDR2 800
XP Pro
750 watt psu
some huge orange case from IBUYPOWER

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  • Jason W.
  • 11/24/2010 3:49:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: good graphics

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: i've manually set the fan to 70%, keeps it a few degrees cooler than on automatic. idles around 58F, and highest i've seen is 72F.

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  • Daniel R.
  • 11/13/2010 9:41:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card for the Price!

Pros: I love this card, it is really fast with it's 800 streaming processors and over clocking capabilities and it's warranty policy is awesome with the double lifetime warranty!

Cons: The main downside is that it gets hot. The cooling has only 1 copper pipe and it idles around 53C-56C with fan speed at 100% and with the fan speed at automatic it stays around 60C at idle and gets up to 70C to 78C even though I have good airflow with my Thermaltake Armor Series case with the 250mm fan on the side panel. Whereas my older Visiontek 3870 OC'd edition stayed around 56C pretty much the whole time it might have once in a while got up to 58C or 60C but it stayed low most of the time. But the warranty makes up for if it were to over heat. I had ordered the ASUS 4870 which was cool but it was a defected card and had multi colored little boxes when I would run 3DMark06 or even changing windows.

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  • David P.
  • 11/7/2010 7:17:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggspretty graphic

Pros: decent graphic decent price(well that coming from a guy using laptop before)

Cons: as everyone stated it doesn't vent out of the case not too bad though idle at 64 degree celcius. very long card about 1inch and a half from hardrive

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  • Dillon W.
  • 10/19/2010 3:24:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood cards with some work

Pros: good cards. definately a good bang for your buck. under full stress they run at about 70 degrees. bought 2 and they work great!!

Cons: on inspection of the cooling blocks the stock thermal paste aplication was sloppy at best and the copper cooling block looked horrible. i lapped the cooling block and re applied the thremal paste properly and dropped 15 degrees per card.

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  • Frank T.
  • 10/14/2010 10:04:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHOT

Pros: Great ati cruncher

Cons: 84 degrees celcius at 100 % load and exhausts directly into case

Other Thoughts: I had two in crossfire and lost sleep at night it was that warm I use these for crunching so i split the cards up and sleep easier

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  • Anthony C.
  • 10/13/2010 5:43:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsServed me well

Pros: I am always upgrading and just got an ATI 5850 on a great deal here and am selling mine on that site that most people use for auctions. (ne wouldn't let me put the word) I've used it for about 8 months. No issues, maybe a little warm but not a big deal. This card really surprised me on what it could do!

Cons: It runs a little warm, but not bad on my system.

Other Thoughts: My system:
Core i5-750 Quad-core @ 3.2 GHz (no extra cooling)
8gb of G.Skill Ripjaws 2000MHz
2 - 60gb OCZ SSD's for OS/games + 1tb 7200 rpm sata
MSI R5850 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 5850 1gb

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  • Stephen H.
  • 10/11/2010 7:52:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good speed at a low price. The speed is even or slightly less than cards hundreds of dollars more. Many have written about the heat issues with this card but at least the card I got seems to be running at pretty acceptable levels around upper 40's and lower 50's Celsius. I have stock cooling on everything. A Challenger Case with three fans, Phenom II 955 BE (running at 3.75). The card did raise my base CPU core temp up about 2-3 C (it was running 39C and now about 41C) but that seems like a fair trade to go from the on board 4250 graphics to the 4870.

Cons: Not really a con but over-clocking the 4870 beyond the base amount in stress test that last a long time will causes a slow heat build up that causes my 955 to run hotter than I like. So unless, I choose to get an upgrade cooling unit, this baby will stay at stock where the heat stays at good levels.

That extra 2-3C was enough for me to want to lower my CPU from 3.85 to 3.75 but that is just to play it safe and give the system a large margin of error.

I guess the lack of DirectX 11 support but that was clearly expected/documented with this older card and frankly of little value at least on the games that I am running.

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