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HIS Radeon HD 4870 X2 2048MB [Guru3D]
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Default HIS Radeon HD 4870 X2 2048MB [Guru3D] - 10-30-2008, 09:30 | posts: 6,462

Here we nicely and lengthy test the HIS Radeon HD 4870 X2 2048MB. A graphics card with 1600 tiny little sub-processors on that X2 hauling ass on your frame rate and that's the success of the Radeon...

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Default 10-30-2008, 09:50 | posts: 2,861 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

Wow, an impressive card performance wise. Thanks for going back to the bar graphs Hilbert. No offence but the line graphs were freaking annoying to read.
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 09:55 | posts: 5,857 | Location: Montreal

Performance wise it's amazing (own one from saphire, it's the exact same card), just sad that some games plain don't work

Farcry two won't let me play at 1900x1200 have to go to 1200x1000 (whatever the exact number is) which is a no go on my bigass screen

Fallout is fine (and amazing) with it and well good old Warcraft 3 still works fine XD and for stalker clear sky it does shell out all the FPS you want
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 10:52 | posts: 4,957 | Location: UK

God damnit I need one of these
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 12:06 | posts: 5,117 | Location: England

my god, just gos to show just how much the memory effects the performance of these babies, i can see 2GB versions of the 280 on their way now
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 14:06 | posts: 682 | Location: UK

Is this just the single card? Or Crossfire X?

The Performance is amazing, looking to buy Christmas time, and i'm defo eyeing up these.
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 14:26 | posts: 5,675 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

man this card is pure power, i love it, now if all the games would run on it like they should using both core's at full capacity..
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 15:22 | posts: 4,601 | Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Is this just the single card? Or Crossfire X?

The Performance is amazing, looking to buy Christmas time, and i'm defo eyeing up these.
Just a single X2. Best video I have gotten so far. Well done to AMD/ATi. Now if only we could see some AMD CPUs that were competitive at the top end.
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 16:25 | posts: 2,398 | Location: Netherlands

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It really is extraordinary how much pixels this card can poop out with each second that passes.
lol, it certainly is. Thanks for another in depth review!
Astounding performance, really. Overkill for most people
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 21:28 | posts: 13,828 | Location: Cyberspace

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Performance wise it's amazing (own one from saphire, it's the exact same card), just sad that some games plain don't work

Farcry two won't let me play at 1900x1200 have to go to 1200x1000 (whatever the exact number is) which is a no go on my bigass screen
That's exactly the reason why I bought two GTX260s instead. I was tempted to buy one of the 4870 X2s, but both the price and the game compatibility made me stay with Nvidia.

Once the drivers are updated and all the games work fine, this is going to be an even more impressive card...
   
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Default 10-30-2008, 21:35 | posts: 2,371 | Location: 127.0.0.1

I'm a proud switcher (from a 7900 GTX) to an HD 4850. I'm upgrading to the 4870 X2 (it's coming very very soon ).

Any suggestions..? Like... crossfire this 4850 with the X2?

Probably won't work since I'm running XP X64 SP2.
   
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Default 10-31-2008, 21:46 | posts: 2,371 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Installed the X2, and it works very well

I put the 4850 into my AMD rig... no space in the Antec 900 for the 4850
   
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Default 11-01-2008, 08:18 | posts: 7 | Location: NL, RSA

Nice review; but I'll never be buying ATI.
I missed a couple of topics/things in the review and it wasn't you fault Hilbert:

- PhysX performance ( Havoc = Fail )
- GPGPU performance ( eg: MD5 Hash check speed )

A folding test might be cool; but thats all there is for ATI GPGPU wise, very sad state of affairs....

I did saw a paper promise though, something with windows 7, ahhh yes DX11; out in 2010 and before that only on VIsta ? -> epic Fail !.
Oh yeah.... maybe ***** hasn't finished the CUDA-ATI drivers because they bought and paid for by NV ? It sure is very quiet on that front.

What a terrible waste: 1600 uProcessors only used for gaming... again: a very sad state of affairs.

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Default 11-01-2008, 16:24 | posts: 4,542 | Location: Netherlands

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Nice review; but I'll never be buying ATI.
I missed a couple of topics/things in the review and it wasn't you fault Hilbert:

- PhysX performance ( Havoc = Fail )
- GPGPU performance ( eg: MD5 Hash check speed )

A folding test might be cool; but thats all there is for ATI GPGPU wise, very sad state of affairs....

I did saw a paper promise though, something with windows 7, ahhh yes DX11; out in 2010 and before that only on VIsta ? -> epic Fail !.
Oh yeah.... maybe ***** hasn't finished the CUDA-ATI drivers because they bought and paid for by NV ? It sure is very quiet on that front.

What a terrible waste: 1600 uProcessors only used for gaming... again: a very sad state of affairs.
Isn't that the purpose of high end GFX cards? Gaming?

If you want more than that, go for the FireGL or Quadro cards. And give some proof that havok sucks.
I know i enjoy Havok much in Oblivion and HL2 and all the other games.
   
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Default 11-02-2008, 03:52 | posts: 4,876 | Location: South Dakota

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Nice review; but I'll never be buying ATI.
I missed a couple of topics/things in the review and it wasn't you fault Hilbert:

- PhysX performance ( Havoc = Fail )
- GPGPU performance ( eg: MD5 Hash check speed )

A folding test might be cool; but thats all there is for ATI GPGPU wise, very sad state of affairs....

I did saw a paper promise though, something with windows 7, ahhh yes DX11; out in 2010 and before that only on VIsta ? -> epic Fail !.
Oh yeah.... maybe ***** hasn't finished the CUDA-ATI drivers because they bought and paid for by NV ? It sure is very quiet on that front.

What a terrible waste: 1600 uProcessors only used for gaming... again: a very sad state of affairs.
1) How many games use PhysX again?
2) GPGPU is done on this card, ever heard of Folding@Home? Just because it doesn't use CUDA, doesn't mean it doesn't have GPGPU features
3) Nvidia PR department, is that you?
   
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