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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870

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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC 512MB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Despite all of the praise lavished upon AMD's Radeon HD 4870, no graphics board is ever perfect and thus there is always room for improvement somewhere within its design, leaving plenty of room for AIB partners to come along and right any wrongs courtesy of their own board configurations.
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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: If I were writing this review when both the Radeon HD 4870 and GeForce GTX 260 were at their original launch prices, then concluding this review would have been simplicity itself, allowing me to hit the save button and go and grab something caffeinated in no time.  Quite simply, with the GeForce GTX 260 priced so much higher than its closest rival, and given the performance metrics of these two boards, the Radeon HD 4870 would have been the card to purchase by a country...
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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 ATOMIC 2GB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: As we alluded to in our opening, it's exciting to see that we've now entered a world of plenty when it comes to the differentiation of AMD's graphics products, and it's frequently Sapphire that we look to as the AIB partner at the forefront of such innovations. When we took a look at the Radeon HD 3870 X2 ATOMIC around nine months ago, we were excited to see water cooling on a high-end AMD graphics board, but otherwise underwhelmed by the implementation - The radiator...
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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC 1GB video card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Overall, there isn't a really a great deal that  we can say about the 1GB variant of Sapphire's Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC that we didn't already cover in our review of the 512MB model.  From a performance standpoint it simply adds a little extra gloss to the Radeon HD 4870's already excellent performance, much in line with the HIS part we looked at before Christmas, and that gloss helps it to hold its own against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 in pure framerate terms even...
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Sapphire Toxic HD4870

Neoseeker
6 September 2009
Overall 10
10

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Vapor-X (1Gb GDDR5)

CPU3D
6 April 2009
  • Summary: The cooling performance of this card is out of this world. The fan is practically inaudible with the card in the test rig only a few feet away from me. The temperatures were very low as we've seen and the driver controlling the fan speed does a great job. The Vapor-X cooling has a great benefit for all you overclockers out there. Cooler temperatures usually equate to higher potential overclocks. Again, this rings true with the Sapphire HD 4870 Vapor-X Edition.
  • Pros: - Vapor-X Cooling, - Native HDMI, - 800 stream processors + 230GB/sec o memory bandwidth, - Black Diamond - Sapphire choke offers 10% cooler and 25% more power efficiancy than normal choke
  • Cons: - Hot competition from the many, many other 4870 cards out there., - Price.
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SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card

Testfreaks blog
20 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Pros: Runs cool Quiet while idle Not bad performance for having 512mb of ram Cons: Large two slots Loud under load Not the best performance
  • Pros: Runs cool, Quiet while idle, Not bad performance for having 512mb of ram
  • Cons: Large two slots, Loud under load, Not the best performance
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Overall 9
8.6

Expert Review

Tweak Town
21 December 2008
  • Excerpt: I really do love the launch of a new ATI based graphics card, because as soon as it's released I'm on the back of Sapphire asking when an ATOMIC and TOXIC version of the card is coming.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC 512MB: a worthy upgrade?

HEXUS
8 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Sapphire's Radeon HD 4870 TOXIC 512MB elevated frequencies give it around a 6 per cent advantage in most tests when compared to a vanilla card, shown by the difference in aggregate framerates across the four games. Overall performance, then, sits between a Radeon HD 4870/GeForce GTX 260 (192-core) and a pre-overclocked GeForce GTX 260 (216-core).
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Sapphire Radeon HD4870 Review

Hi-Tech Reviews
7 September 2008
  • Summary: After we reviewed the Sapphire HD4850 we thought we had seen the best that ATI/AMD had to offer. We found just how wrong we were when we ran our first test with the Sapphire HD 4870.  Here is a video card that has Nvidia scratching it's head try to find card that will compete with it. Being a true ATI fan boy I think it is great that the roles have finally been reverse and for now ATI has the best performing and selling cards available today.
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