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SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great single card. I got my 2nd and setup Crossfire. Was a tight fit between the two cards and I had only millimeters to spare between the two but they both run well. Cards topped out at 82-85 degrees Celcius when pushing them hard.

Cons: They do run hot when they are getting worked. The case I was using had a very good single 120mm Enermax fan in the front and a single 80mm Enermax fan on the side panel but it was high up and did not put new cooler air on the cards from the side. So, I'm RMA'ing it. I can feel the heat floating up from the case.

Other Thoughts: I'm RMA'ing the 2nd newer card and am instead going to replace my Thermaltake Soprano with a CM Sniper. If you do decide to run these in Crossfire make sure you get one of the more newer cases with a 200mm fan on the side blowing air right onto these puppies and a get overhead 200mm for outtake air. However, the 5870 just came out and a single one of those is almost as good as a pair of these and consumes less power in single or as a pair so, if you're thinking of pairing this card up, better holding off until the 5870 come down in price and just stick it out a while longer with a single Toxic 4870. Great card, been loving it.

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SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Purchased back in late April for a new build. Love it. I'm awaiting delivery on a 2nd unit so I can perform Crossfire.
I'll post my thoughts on the Crossfire setup once I've played with it a bit.

Cons: None. Runs a little hot but that is to be expected. Also, takes up 2.5 slots instead of 2. Will not be able to crossfire if your PCI-E slots are only spaced out by a factor of 2.

Other Thoughts: I just upgraded my system from a BFG 650W power supply to a Corsair 850W modular. At full load each card does about 280W so make sure your power supply is up to it.

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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for System Builders
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Smooth sailing thus far. However, I do have the right gear to run it. AM3 board, AMD 720 BE, 4GB 1600 DDR3 and a Sapphire Toxic 4870 1GB. With this setup it runs like melted butter. 5.9 index across the board if that really means anything. I really like the visual tweaks they made.

Cons: Takes getting used to but that is change for you! This is how smooth it should of been when it first came out of the gate.

Other Thoughts: Haven't had a driver issue yet. I was able to install this very quickly. The updates downloaded quickly as well.

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Display Name: alfonso r.

Date Joined: 02/25/09

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 03/07/09
  • Last Review: 09/28/09
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