Skip to: | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Back2School
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
PowerColor AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • 512MB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 770MHz
  • 2 x DVI DVI
  • 800 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16


Runs cool (~50 C), occassionally hits 55 C but will drop right back down when the fan picks up. I used the Radeon software, and it easily overclocks from 770 to 800 with no noticeable temperature changes. A great improvement from my last card's 75-85 C range.


It's quite large, but it fits my case. Also, they didn't supply any power adaptors, so I need to find and order some separately when I go for crossfire. The fan is also loud for a moment on startup while things are initializing, and brief moments where the gpu breaks 55 C and has to cool down. I'd say it's about 25dB cruising at idle, but jumps to 35dB when it's under load and had to drop temps. It does that about...every 10 minutes for 5 seconds maybe while gaming. I like my case quiet (under 25dB), so anything over 30dB bothers me. Still though, the cooling looks better than everything else in the price range, so I'd rather a peep here and there than overheating.

Other Thoughts:

Not sure if it's a noticeable improvement from my last card, a 8800GTS with 640mb. Framerates seem about the same. I'm averaging about 50fps in Left4Dead, which jumps to 120 or so in empty spots. Lowest is 40 maybe. I never recorded framerates with my old card, but it feels about the same. World of Warcraft is also about the same as my old card, but I think I'm limited by my cpu/ram/mobo now. So, performance is about average for the price. Everything is smooth for gaming, but it's still not the increase I expected from the upgrade. If you're running a single card, I'd go for 1GB.

Share this review:

1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes Yes / No No

  • Jason P.
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.