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XFX Radeon HD 4870 DirectX 10.1 HD-487A-ZHFC 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 1GB 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
A classic

Pros: This is the card that made Nvidia scramble to replace the GTX 260 with the Core 216 varient.
Raw power kept it not far behind the GTX 280, and the price to performance ratio was excellent.

Cons: Graphical artifacts with any significant overclocking, even using a Zalman VF1000 cooler in a HAF 932 case.

Other Thoughts: My first real deal GPU, and a great performer for it's day.
I should reiterate that I mountedan aftermarket heat sink (Zalman VF1000) before ever using the GPU, so I cannot comment on potentially higher noise levels and temps using the stock cooler.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Runs hot

Pros: none

Cons: Runs too hot.

Lacked the features Nvidia offers.

Ran mafia 2 avg FPS 30 to 20. with X4 965 BE @ 4.2 ghz

Other Thoughts: never buying ATI again.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Sick!! card

Pros: Temp at 45c
OCed to 790Mhz core and 1000Mhz memory
runs crysis fine! :)

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: buy it

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome bang for your buck

Pros: It's fast, it's within a budget price range, and the card fan isn't loud at all.

Cons: It's huge, I had to cut a piece off the back of my case so it could fit.

Other Thoughts: This card is great if your looking for good performance for a good price ratio.

I recommend this card.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
RMA'd the first one

Pros: While it worked it was a phenomenal card. Only issues I had were compatibility issues with developers assuming everyone uses nvidia. The card itself up to the point mentioned below was fantastic.

Cons: Had to RMA the first card, waiting on the replacement. The first day I noticed after installing it that it hummed a bit but was tolerable. Second day as soon as I started up my computer the card hummed at a very loud decibel level. Contacted XFX and the first guy wasn't too helpful. Gave it a few days and lo and behold started to see artifacts. Contacted XFX again and the second guy was very helpful and suggested I RMA to NewEgg since it's within the 30 day warranty.

Would be 5 eggs if the card hadn't been faulty.

Other Thoughts: I don't know if the initial guy I talked to at XFX was having a bad day, but he didn't seem to believe me when I told him the humming might be the signs of some incoming trouble. He said and I quote "All electronics make noise."

XFX is known for good customer support so maybe he just had a bad day. Newegg was very helpful in teaching me the RMA process and even paid to ship it back to them. 3 eggs because of the support I got, knocked 2 off because the card showed faults starting the second day as well as the initial lack of support I got from XFX. Telling me the loud humming (as loud as a vacuum when the fan was at zero percent) was normal is not a good way for someone brand-new to your product lines.

Hoping the replacement works, because I want to support XFX and ATI as well as Newegg.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome Card

Pros: This was the card that went into my first build, it runs great, awesome card with great features, catalyst control center is great and I love the manual fan control speed. It keeps cool and is awesome. I am running Crysis on high settings and it runs perfectly no hiccups. Comes with a sweet doorhanger (don't throw it away it has your cards serial number on the back)Highly reccomended.

Cons: Drivers on CD are outdated. Had to go to ati.com. no major issues.

Other Thoughts: Awesome. Buy it.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Not Happy with ati

Pros: its 1Gb

Cons: it has a wierd problem some games an other stuff i try if i startup a app or game it surprises the card/driver and makes it crash instantly if i do get the program or game started it will crash in minutes

Other Thoughts: will not be returning it will try xfx support but doesnt look good there support site says my email is invalid tried making a new account and there site thought i was a new owner to the card that was already registed to me and voided my warranty :(

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Fan quality varies?

Pros: Performance and quality is amazing. I'm running 1920x1200. Crysis on high is super smooth. UT2004 sometimes hits 330+fps, never goes below 79fps even on "bad" maps. UT3, HL2E2, everything is smooth as glass.

I'm not sure how/why but the text on my desktop seems clearer/sharper. It could just be my senile old brain but it seems easier on the eyes.

Cons: I think the fans must vary in quality because mine is extremely loud. Even at 60% it's very loud and annoying. It also runs very hot as others have said. 80F ambient and it's idling at 67-68C with the fan on automatic speed control (currently 62%, board is not overclocked)

I knocked an egg off for the noise because it's a sliding/scraping sort of sound as if the fan is making contact with the housing or something. It doesn't sound like normal fan blade noise, it's pretty high pitched and it's annoying.

Other Thoughts: It's big as others have noted, however it's a "better big" than the GB fanless 3850 it replaced. The cooler on that card is on the "wrong" side and covered/almost interfered with the RAM and chipset cooler (P35-DS3L) The cooler on this one is on the other side (on the right side when looking at the expansion slots from the rear) and there's tons of clearance.

I'm not sure I'll be able to live with the noise but the performance is fantastic. I can't believe what a huge difference there is. I thought all the really cool effects I've seen on Crysis were only available with Vista/DX10 but going from the HD3850 to this made all the difference in the world. Fantastic video effects and I'm still running plain ol' XP w/DX9

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