Guru3D - Radeon HD 4870 review

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. zigihammer

    zigihammer Master Guru

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    Great review;]

    4870 FTW.

    Waiting for CF tests ;]
     
  3. mike06303

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    Great review Hilbert as always. I think that no one expect that from ATI. HD4870 sure rocks. Way to go ATI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can't wait for the HD4870 1024 mb DDR5. Any idea if they going to release that one?
     
  4. genecrazy

    genecrazy Master Guru

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    Lol no one likes that Asus 48xx Series art. Too manly for it i guess? Oh well i like it..;] hahah

    Anyways, I love how ATI is kickn butt with this card!!!

    Also..Are there any reviews with phenom 9850? And the whole SPIDER PLATFORM setup?
     

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    isidore Ancient Guru

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    great card...and it's just the first drivers..can't wait to get it
     
  6. Jonny Manc

    Jonny Manc Ancient Guru

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    You have ratified my choice....THANKS!!

    Great review as always.
     
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    Wow this card is amazing. Good on ATi.
     
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    Nice review, is it possible to test crossfire vrs Oblivion when you release part 2?
     
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    Great review Hilbert. I've been intimating since the initial reviews were posted that Nvidia was in for a beating but waited until your review to legitimize it.

    Nvidia, please, go to hell. I bought the 8800 GTX last August for $400 because hey, I'm a Guru3d member and love the fastest tech. However, for you a-holes to keep the 8800's prices at $450+ for almost a year while releasing garbage like the 8600's and the rebadged money-sink 9800's is a travesty.

    Thank God that ATI/AMD is back, at least in this market segment, and Nvidia can go take a flying leap....arrogant bastards.
     
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    Yeah, it was very much like a monopoly until the HD3850/70's were released. That brough down the GT/GTS's down in price a bit too.
     

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    Great review the 4870 is for sure my next card but I would like to see a 1GB version. I'm hoping they release a 1GB with GDDR5, hope there is enough GDDR5 around to make the 1GB! Does anyone know if any 1GB 4870's are in the works...by any company? Like Asus with the announcement of a 4850 with 1GB GDDR3.
     
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    I can't think of any games other than Oblivion or STALKER with texture mod packs that demand more than 512MB of video RAM. I may be wrong but those are the two biggest titles I can think of that may be affected.
     
  13. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    Great review Hilbert, as always...

    I just got a 9800 GTX and I'm very happy with it, and also, my last 4 cards have been Ati/Amd, and the only one that I was really happy with was the old Radeon 9800 pro... I ended up getting the 2900 XT and was faulty and also, I find nvidia's drivers are better than Ati and also, ati run really warm compared to nvidia cards...

    Seems like a really good card though, the 4870 and you can't really go wrong with the price...

    However, I have switched over to nvidia and I'm very happy :) Another happy nvidia customer :)
     
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    Thats my next card :).

    Winner
     
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    I saw it coming ;) but maybe that is just because I browse all the rumor mills all night long :D
     

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    ATI's drivers are leaps and bounds better than they were a year ago. I dare say better than Nvidia's currently. The new driver every month (and certified) is a good way to go.
     
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    RejZoR Ancient Guru

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    The HD4800 series are trully amazing. Even drivers seem to work just fine, though i've so far tried only few 3DMark versions, NFS:MW and Crashday. At least built in CCC Overdrive works great, one of the most important things for me :D
     
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    Awesome review Hilbert as always. :)

    There's one minor thing on page 2 though. The chart says that the HD3870 uses GDDR3 memory, but it's actually equipped with GDDR4 memory. :)
     
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    ATI Drivers are a lot helpful especially with older cards. I consider them as the best from personal experience. I 've had a Pentium 4 3GHz pc with the X1650pro 512mb agp. When COD4 came and Crysis I couldn't play them at all. I had the 7.11 Catalyst version. After upgrading the drivers to 8.2 - 8.3 (I don't remember) the difference was huge. I've been able to play these games even in medium settings and 1280x1024 res. Now my little brothers have the pc and they are enjoying every second of Crysis with that card.
     
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    when do you think their will be a CF reveiw ns gtx280 as i think they will beat the 280 and its also cheeper
     

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