Summary: Received item even before promised date. Item was deliverd in perfect conditions. This is a wonderful video card. Is actually giving me the best output I've seen till now. Yes it is an older product but the price/perfomance value is very hard to beat. Technology is not that old neither. This is still one of the top video cards around. New or older technology is relative, what counts is performance. Can newer cards do better??? And if so!! At what price???
Summary: I upgraded to this from a PNY Geforce 210. My Windows 7 index scores went from a 3.8 and 5.6 in Graphics/Video to a 7.5 in each. Its truly a nice card and it will do what you want when you want. The ONLY negative about this card, is with its own fan and 60mm fans I have pointed directly at it running full blast its still runing 70c temp wise. So it is a hot running card.
Summary: I got this card in October 2009 to replace an ATI 3870 card that was in the system i was upgrading. To date it has run flawlessly. I Live in a hot and dusty location in the Middle East and it never gets too hot and i frequently check the fan/heat sink for dust buildup and find it minimal. I run this card to a 32" HD LCD TV via a HDMI converter and comes out crystal clear, the card/drivers automatically detected my TV type and resolution and adapted to it.
Summary: Good card, crossfire cable is kinda short for proper placement for good airflow in crossfire mode. Had to buy thermalright heatsinks to rectify the overheating problems. This also made it a lot quieter and cooler by ditching the stock cooling system. I paid $220 for my original 4870 card and only paid $165 for this one. Almost doubled my avg fps in warhammer 40k. Went from 47fps to 89fps avg on ultimate settings at 1920x1080p.
Summary: Memory bandwidth is very important. I learned this by looking at benchmarks test taken at a known computer tech hardware site. If you compare the 4850 1GB GDDR3 to the 4870 1GB GDDR5 the difference is a little bit higher clock speed, but the memory called GDDR5 is much faster enabling the 4870 to handle higher graphics settings and speeding up on the frames per second vs. the rest of the 4000 series.
Summary: Wanted the most current, middle of the road graphics card at a good price. Amazon delivered. Installation was a breeze and the graphics card came right up. I am using 2 monitors, a 22 and a 24 inch. Everything looks great and is working superbly. I am using this in my recently built PC, which has an Intel 920 I7, Gigabyte MB, 6Gb RAM, Patriot Warp SSD, Windows 7 64 bit, and Office 2007.
Summary: This item is a Bang for the bucks ...This is all you will need to Play any Pc game.Runs a little hot buy there is a built in Fan controller in Ati Catalyst Software.if i had more room in my case i would of bough x2.
Summary: I replaced my old GeForce 7600 GT with this card in order to keep up with the times. I've never bought a Radeon card before, and I remembered why almost immediately after I installed it. The card ran ridiculously hot with just stock cooling. I understand I only had 1 top case fan - intake and 1 side case fan - exhaust (then there is also the CPU fan/GPU fan). The card was at 70°C IDLE. Yes it was very hot.