Reviews and Problems with Diamond ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 Video Card
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poor quality control
8 August 2012
Summary: I was very excited to recieved the card shipping was done in a timely manner I will say that.Toke time to check the card out before installing it,everything look good,after installing it and turn it on i just hear the sound of fan is rubbing bad.I shut it down check everything not touching the fan made sure nothing was loose from my part and it was fine.Try again and same thing so shut it down and toke the card out.Notice the fan was loose inside the graphic card base.So...
Summary: With great games such as Call of Duty 4 and 5, this card ran way hot. I cranked up my fan to 100% and not only was it noisy but the temp did not drop that much. The card ran so hot that you cannot put your hand in the path of the airflow with out burning it. I had major artifact problems and the images on the screen would seem to grow artifacts and large green triangles and bars that would cover most of the screen and you would be forced to shut down for a few hours,...
Summary: Good about the card... The HD4870x2 is a very powerful card. With a Q6600 processor and 4GB DDR3 I was getting over 200fps at 1920x1200 resolution in Day of Defeat and Team Fortress 2. Fallout 3 runs smooth as silk on the highest settings. Now for the problems with the card... The card runs way too hot. The fan rarely kicks in and when it does the air coming out of the back is too hot to keep your hand back there.
Summary: This is the fastest single card you can buy. Period. PROS: The images will look great, just crank up all the graphic quality settings to their highest level. The differences are truly stunning. Set AA and AF in the drivers to 16x each, and enjoy your new toy. By having 1GB of memory available (yes, only 1 per processor, so it can only use 1 at any given time) you are a bit more future proof.
Summary: The first one I received would not power up and I returned it to Amazon for replacement. The second card was sent the next day (bravo Amazon!) and it worked very well for about 2 weeks. I then began having trouble loading games without getting artifacts. I discovered that if I didn't enable ATI Overdrive, that it would function properly, some of the time. Other times I needed to re-boot the computer, or on a few occasions, re-install the video drivers.
Summary: This card runs very hot, in a cramped case it will most likely over heat and crash your pc. I had to get a case that has a fan blowing directly onto the Vid card to keep it from crashing my pc, I also had to create a profile and edit that to increase the fan speed to 70%. When running Warhammer for a few hours I can feel the heat coming from my pc. I had to return the first card I bought as it was overheating all the time, the second one seems to be a little better.
Summary: where we are... ATI Diamond 4870x2 is the best video card of this generation. Today its the most powerfull game card with 2gb of memory and gddr5, 750 mhz. that card its the best of the ati cards and it is alot beter than the best nvidia video card(gtx280) so nothing to say... if you wanna play crysis,cod4 and next gen games just bhogth it.