Summary: This card sounds like a jet engine and on top of that it was displaying artifacts while I wasn't even gaming. I would not recommend this card to a friend or even my worst enemy no matter how affordable it is. Go with a 7700 series if your on a budget you do not want the headache of this card.
Make reading emails and web pages on my old PC feels zippier
Truc Hoang, Amazon
20 January 2014
Summary: I bought used from Amazon for about half price of a new Radeon HD 7750. It works on an old Windows 7 HP PC with PCIe 1.0 bus but I have to upgrade the ATX Power Supply Unit to 585 Watts. It requires 2 PCIe 6 pin power plugs to properly run since it uses about 150 Watts full active. I get Windows Experience Index score of 7.5 Aero & 7.5 3D. It runs at 50 deg C iddle and near 70 deg C full active.
Don't want to spend more than $50? This is what you were looking for!
30 December 2013
Summary: Pros: This card is ranked 115 out of 947 cards and I got it dirt cheap here. Fastest card of it's time and still very competitive even now. It looks like a beast and it performs like one too. Two power connectors to reduce draw from the motherboard. Con's: The fan started buzzing at first but overriding the fan speed and running it at max for a while cleared that right up and now she's smooth as butter.
Summary: Amazingly good card. Running BF3 at high getting around 50-67 frames at 58*C. Amazing. WoW on ultra. Seems you get enough ram to backup the card it will perform optimal on about everything. Also ran Metro 2033. You havent tested a card till you play this game. BELIEVE ME.. I seen 6950's DIE to this game 20-30 frames max. Buy 1 try it if it dont work must of got busted in transport or the seller abused it somewhat. Like the 1st person that rated this card.
Summary: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 is a really good card from all the Research i did on the internet. but one bat thing is i could not get it to work in any of my AMD systems. as soon as i installed the drivers all it would do is crash my computer at the windows Start up On the other hand if you have a INTEL system is works like a deam. and that is my Experience with this card.
Buyer Beware It's Garbage folks don't Buy!! ATI Radeon HD 4870 11133-04-20R
4 June 2012
Summary: was a replacement for Ati Radeon HD 4870 512M that ended after many years of faithful great use.I Purchased the Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon HD 4870 11133-04-20R thinking would be a step up from previous card but found was a big disapointment.Giving this product a 1 Star is being Generous!This Graphic card is Crap! In a little over a month of use the card began Failing.!Started having overheating problems Game crashes an PC Operating system issues.
Summary: I bought this card two years ago. Every month, I blew out the case with caned air to remove any trace of dust bunnies. This is pretty good care of a system, since most people never do it! Well, while I was away the video card when crazy, burned out a 900w Cool Master Extreme because the fan was stuck on high and I would assume because a gpu went way crazy or a clock chip. Anyway, to contact these nice folks to get any kind of support, you had to create a membership id.
Much cooler than earlier versions, quiet, OC cooler headroom, great value
8 March 2012
Summary: Very nice video card. It runs well, without a hitch at stock speeds. While it doesn't run as hot as a previous HD4870, it still runs a bit warmer than I like, but well within tolerances. It has run everything I have thrown at it and done so admirably. No overclocking has been tried with this card, though I think this stock cooler could definitely handle the heat over the first HD4870 mentioned. All-in-all, this is a good quality card with much improved stock cooling.