View Full Version : ATI 4870 Review

06-25-2008, 09:30 PM
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/har...ard-review.html (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/8162-palit-radeon-hd4870-512mb-graphics-card-review.html)

This card's performance isn't too far behind The Green Team's new GTX 280. The 4870 is listed on NCIX at a little over $300, and the GTX 280 around $660 and up. Two 4870's can be bought for the price of one 280 and my guess is....... Nvidia is in trouble now! haha

06-25-2008, 09:42 PM
4870's in CF......... sweet.


06-26-2008, 12:12 AM

There is another good one to read.

By the way I have a Pair on order.

06-26-2008, 03:29 AM
Always liked how lots of comparisons are 2 ATI cards to 1 Nvidia...lol. As for price I bet for the cost of one 4870 I could get 2 Nvidia cards to beat the one 4870.

I doubt Nvidia is worried as they are and have been selling a ton of products, and still have the single best card. I really don't think ATI and Nvidia care about each other, because both are selling plenty of stock, there's a god dang new video card out every nanosecond...and there's plenty of us buying.

Either way, it looks like a very good card, a new card that actually has new tech. Since the X1900 series, they haven't had very good cards, but with the 3870 and now 4870 out...they are back at producing some excellent products.

06-26-2008, 03:35 AM
Oh and for under $600 my 2 8800GTS 512MB in SLI beat 2 4870's in crossfire in Vantage GPU score. I'm assuming 4870's in stock vs mine overclocked.

The 4850 has a single slot cooler...poo poo. And both the GTX 280 and 4870 require 2x PCIe power plugs per card which for some means PSU upgrade.

06-27-2008, 08:42 AM
It appears finally ATI RULES again and has now MADE Crossfire mean what it is DOUBLE THE FPPS or almost double in certain games like COD4 in that review.

I still think its a waste to buy 2 of these cards as CF is not 100% proper yet for drivers and may not be for sometime = 6 months - 1 year. We all know what can be out by then which makes the 4870 seem a small card in 6 months time to 1 year.

I like the reviews on the 4850 and 4970 i have been reading all over the net and even the 4850 is a SMOKING card for its price, but one thing i don't like about it ... is it is only a single slot card = HEAT INSIDE OF CASE, but i have a Antec 900 and that would not be an issue, but i may get a 4870 instead.