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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 DirectX 10.1 100243L 512MB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 512MB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 750 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI (via Adapter)
  • 800 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
5 Years Strong

Pros: Longevity! I've had this card since Aug 2008 and it still works like a champ.
Saves money on heating bills! No need to run central heating with this card! Heck, get 2 and Crossfire for even more cost efficiency! Computers are cheaper to run than central heaters (and you were gonna leave the computer on anyway).
Still runs modern games! I'm not so sure about reviews before claiming high settings because they don't report the resolution. I run 1920x1080 and I have to do Medium - some High for Skyrim and Low for Saints Row IV or it gets choppy. LoL gets great FPS though, heh.

Cons: Runs very hot.
Fan is very loud when spinning over 50% speed.
Only 512MB. There is a 1GB version out there, I'd say get that one if possible.
Drivers WERE a problem for Borderlands (1) and Rage. Driver support ended for 4000 series at version 13-1 so if there are any new driver problems that arise, too bad.

Other Thoughts: I joke about the crazy high temps but it really says something about the quality of the card. Before I got MSI Afterburner software to control the fan with, it would normally run the fan at about 20% during idle which would yield idle temps of 80C-90C! I ran this card for nearly 5 years at those temps before getting MSIAB and it still works!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
Got it used off another website and still a classic benchmark card

Pros: I just picked up this wonderful video card and it looks very good from an aesthetic standpoint. Also it's 256-bit with pretty high bandwidth (even better than my Nvidia GTX660Ti card that I use in my main rig) and with 512mb it is still able to max out current games such as SWTOR and Mass Effect 3 and even Skyrim in tandem with a solid CPU (which is a Phenom II X4 970BE).

If you can find this card used off another website, you will have a most wonderful bargain.

Cons: Only 512 mb so multiplayer BF3 could have difficult with rendering at max settings. At least SWTOR works with it exceptionally. Being a rather long card this could block SATA ports dependent on your motherboard configuration.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great card after tinkering

Pros: Great card and step up from my ATI 1950! HDMI via DVI adapter. Great for my HTPC

Cons: Operating Temperatures and fan noise level

Other Thoughts: I flashed the GPU BIOS and created a custom fan level that rose and fell with the GPU temps.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good Videocards, fast but hot

Pros: Fast card - blows away my former HD2900XT. Changed the fan profile to 35% fan speed and brought both cards temp. down to 49C. 2nd card I ordered had lockup problems on booting, RMA'd to newegg and they took care of it no sweat. Hats off to newegg ! Set 3d fan speed to 50% and furmark testing to 100%. Works beautifully

Cons: Hot card, wish either AMD or Sapphire would come out with a new bios that starts the fans at a higher speed instead of the 22% stock.

Other Thoughts: Draws an enormous amount of power when testing using furmark. Well over the 160w its rated for. Of course that it what furmark is designed to do, stress the card to the max. Passed all tests with flying colors

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
5/ 5
Amazing Highend Budget

Pros: The best bang for your buck. Runs Crysis max no AA/2x AA 1440x900 at smooth rates. Maxes UT3 and runs it very smoothly. Crysis still proves a worthy challenger... but honestly, many would argue it is because Crysis uses computing power inefficiently (many games run much smoother than crysis and look the same as medium or high modes).

I only use the game as a benchmark really.... this card handles any enjoyable games... lol

Cons: Fan speed has no options in CCC. Youtube the 4870 fan fix to run it cooler. Temperature gets up there, but fan speed @ 50% is quiet and cool. Anything 60+ sounds much louder though. I don't think the fan noise is enough to dock off an egg though.

Other Thoughts: Haven't tried an OC, but I might with extreme fan speeds sometime to see how much different it is.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
First time on ATi's

Pros: I've been a loyal nVidia user for almost 7 years.
Turned red this time around, no regrets.

This card hands down outperforms 260's. (with a little bit of OC.)
Price is fair, unlike the 280's @ $4**.
AND if I wanted to, I can set up a cross fire on my P5B-D!

Cons: game it came with sucks. doesn't come with the Thumb drive like one of the company did for GPU Bios.

Other Thoughts: easy to overclock, price is fair, gets a bit hot without the fan fix.

Running 790/1100 stock cooling @65% fan speed.
Temp: 50C ~ 55C on load, not bad at all.
Huge performance boost from 8800GTS superclocked.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Kicking AAAAA

Pros: I knew this time will come when i bought the 3870 Diamond, this time i went for Sapphire these cards are Awsome forget about Nvi...whatever which i think was better and most people do. I bought 4 of these cards 2 for myself and 2 for my very special ladyfriend that i just built one for her 3 months ago run on Asus RampageFormula with Q9450 intel cpu 4wd hardrive set on RAID-0. Xfire mode and i oc all the way on both cards without a problem GDDR5! AWSOME card even the price is lower than 3870 when first came out, any one use motherboard with intell chipset that can handle these cards don't be hesitate unless you want to wait for the next better cards come out

Cons: not thing to complain here but i have to say it runs hot just hope it won't be smoking Xfire

Other Thoughts: Very tire right now cause i've been on my pc all day and i want to give in some input for newegg fans out there.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Thunderful

Pros: Great card. GDDR5, 512MB, the works. A huge upgrade over my previous 8800GTS 320MB card. Works thunderfully.

Cons: Default fanspeed of only 26%. That makes it get hot. CCC profiles fixes this though. Have mine running at 50% and never goes over 50c.

Other Thoughts: Grand card. 10/10, would buy again. Newegg's snappy delivery was a great plus as well.

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