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8.4 out of 10

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870

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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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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 9
9.3

Expert Review

Tweak Town
11 August 2008
  • Excerpt: It's hard to turn around and say that the HD 4870 X2 is one of the most anticipated cards of recent times, due to the plain fact that there have been so many cards released over the last three months. While some had thought that the new HD 4870 would become the fastest single card solution on the market, the price AMD launched the card at gave indication that the chances were going to be pretty slim.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
17 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Setting a new performance standard in its price range, the Radeon HD 4870 is a purchase that gamers with larger monitors— who don't want to drop more than $600 on a graphics card—won't regret.
  • Pros: Fast, Includes HDMI adapter, Excellent hardware video playback acceleration, DirectX 10.1 support
  • Cons: Blocks an adjacent slot, Can get loud during extended gaming sessions, Requires two power connectors
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Overall 9
9.3

Expert Review

Tweak Town
25 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Given the level of excitement the HD 4850 left, not only with us, but also gamers and enthusiasts all over the world, the HD 4870 quickly became extremely anticipated by people. Will it beat the GTX 260? - How much faster than the HD 4850 is it? - Can it out-perform the GTX 280? - How does Crossfire scale?
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Overall 9
9.0

1,200,000,000,000 calculations per second!

Good Gear Guide.au
3 July 2009
  • Summary: Sapphire's Radeon HD4870 offers an impressive amount of graphics power at a modest price, and while it won't appeal to the power gamer, it's more than enough for most users.
  • Pros: Good performance for its price, HDCP support
  • Cons: You're still going to have trouble with Crysis at 1400x960 using Very High settings!
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Overall 9
9.0

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 review

PC Advisor
7 February 2008
  • Summary: Sapphire's HD 4870 is the first graphics card we've tested to feature ATI's brand-new flagship Radeon HD 4800 series chips. Alongside its HD 4850 little brother (reviewed here) , these cards are reportedly the first to offer a teraflop of computing power.
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Overall 9
8.7

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Grafikkarte – Noch mehr Speed!

Technic 3D
25 July 2008