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: 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: 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,...