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XFX HD-487A-YWFC Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 800 Stream Processors
  • 512MB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
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  • ALEXANDER D.
  • 3/17/2011 4:45:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsoverheating blew this card after a year

Pros: Card performs well when new & stable.

Cons: For quite awhile, card ran fine, no issues except the thing running at high 70s to 82 or so celsius under load (even max underclocked!) which XFX support tells me is normal. Then after awhile games would start crashing the ATI driver which is very annoying. Pretty common problem with ATI apparently. Searched high and low for a fix or workaround. Nothing seemed to work correctly. This year the fan started making a funny noise and started to have issues with the card not being recognized in my system. I ran and got a backup card to make sure it was not something else. I got an Asus GT430 which works fine. I then upgraded from a Thermaltake Purepower 600 to a Seasonic M12II 620w Bronze 80+ psu, so I decided to try the card. It was running faster than ever but after 10 minutes or so it started to glitch. So I pulled up GPU-Z to monitor temps. It was at 113-114c then the whole machine shut off due to overheating. RMAing the card back to XFX let's see if they fix/replace it..

Other Thoughts: this card uses a lot of power I have read, and probably should have had a MUCH better heatsink/fan/airflow setup.. the 5xxx and 6xxx line are MUCH more efficient power-wise.

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  • Brian T.
  • 11/11/2009 9:40:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy cards to setup and crossfire.

Cons: None

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  • Justin G.
  • 11/5/2009 5:54:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuitable replacement

Pros: Smaller than my sapphire 4870 I had originally. My original sapphire 4870 had eventually burnt itself out after 10 months of ownership due to a design flaw, but ran well when I did have it. I RMA'd through newegg and they recommended this as a replacement. Runs just as great if not a little better than my previous 4870 model.

Cons: Doesn't blow air out the back like traditional video cards. I recommend buying an external fan to blow air into your case or have really good case cooling. Other than that no cons.

Other Thoughts: Takes up less room than the sapphire tech 4870 I had. It's a discontinued model so I can't really give any references to other uses so they can compare designs.

I'm running this on XP and I game heavily and underload it steadies out at 64-65 Celsius but once I quit gaming it quickly cools off thanks to my huge fan.

I'd recommend this card for people who want the power of a 4870 in a smaller package.

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  • Chris H.
  • 11/2/2009 7:04:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2/3 Failed

Pros: Smaller than average

Cons: Manufacturing and quality control needs work.

Other Thoughts: I purchased three of these units for three different PCs, and within one wee, two of the three no longer work (the PC will not pass POST).

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/29/2009 8:33:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggswow, just wow...

Pros: I have had a 4870 just like this one for over a year (the design is the same as a discontinued HIS card), and have no complaints. Runs most games at high/very high with aa and af turned on around 1920x1440.

Cons: People like the one below who don't understand that companies have to spend money to provide tech support, and so need a way (registration) to verify that you paid for the support.

Other Thoughts: People should be aware that, like all ATI cards, all you have to do is go to ATI's website to download the latest drivers.

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  • Maxwell F.
  • 10/26/2009 3:04:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswe need your name & phone# to provide you with the latest drivers

Pros: none

Cons: Wanted to get latest drivers to see if it stopped games from crashing, then discovered they require registration to get drivers from their website.

From their website:
"Note: all Fields are required.
First Name *
Last Name *
Telephone number *
E-mail Address *
Confirm E-Mail *
Password *
Confirm Password *
Your Country *
Your Region *
Yes, Subscribe to the XFX Newsletter"

"COMMON QUESTIONS
Why do I need to register to access Support Central?

We request that you register to gain access to Support Central so that we can provide the drivers, utilities and manuals that apply to your specific product serial number. By knowing your specific serial number, we can provide you with support tailored to your specific needs...Our technical support team can help you troubleshoot the best solution for your unique situation."

THANKS FOR PROVIDING ME WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN YOUR UNIQUE DATABASE SO U CAN MAKE MORE MONEY.

Other Thoughts: WITHOUT MY NAME AND TELEPHONE HOW WOULD THEY BE ABLE BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ME WITH SUCH UNIQUE HD-487A-YWFC ASSISTANCE?

I LOVE PAYING MONEY FOR HARDWARE THAT MAY BE CAUSING MY MY PC TO CRASH AND THEN BEING REQUIRED TO GIVE MY PERSONAL INFO.

Will not purchase XFX again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/10/2009 6:06:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFits the bill

Pros: Went form Nvid 8800gt to this. and I have no complaints as this is my first ATI card. Plays AION on max 20fps in town 50-120 anywhere else 1400x 900 . not overclocked. constant 65c

Cons: Unlike most card of this caliper the heat isnt vented outside the case. but with plenty of case fans it shouldnt be a issue.

Other Thoughts: My rig. AMD athlon x2 5200
500g
3gig ddr2
550 power supply

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  • Daniel S.
  • 10/6/2009 6:25:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsperformance

Pros: Price/performance. PRICE!!!!

Cons: Run's pretty hot. But overclocks high.

Other Thoughts: Plays crysis all high 1680x1050 DX10 NO aa or af at 35+ fps. my rig:

AMD Phenom II x4 810
4gb ddr2 1066
Gigabyte 785G
500gb hd
vista home pre x64
Rosewell 600w
Asus 22" hd lcd


with that. i'm play all my games at awesome settings. well worh the $125

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