Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 256-bit PCIE 2.0 DirectX 10.1 Video Card - 100247L

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Good enough to play all games on high

by ShadowX on 12/6/2008

I found this card to be good enough to play most games on high graphics without lag either. However, for those direct x 10 fans I think this card will not perform to your expectations. Perhaps its just my CPU for its not as updated as this graphics card. So overall I give it a 4 for graphics and performance. High setting on directx 9 is good enough. Oh last thing be sure you have fixed this graphics bios. I don't know if the new ones come updated already but depending on how long that package has been sitting there it may have the bios that crashes. You just need to update it, the ati forum can explain.

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The ATI Radeon HD 4870 GPU brings the power of graphics supercomputing to gamers, setting a new standard for visual computing. Redefine the way you play and take HD gaming to the extreme with best-in-class performance. The new TeraScale graphics engine delivers an immersive, cinematic gaming experience. Add this GPU to your PC and watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity.* Do it all with break-through efficiency that doesn't compromise performance.

The ATI Radeon HD 4870 Series GPUs deliver a cinematic gaming experience with unprecedented performance. The powerful new TeraScale graphics will propel you deep into your gameplay with seamless frame rates and high resolutions. Enhanced anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering create striking graphics with unparalleled realism so you can max out the settings of the most demanding next-generation games or revitalize your favorite titles. Play today while preparing for tomorrow with tessellation, support for DirectX® 10.1 and scalable ATI CrossFireX™ technology.

Add an ATI Radeon HD 4870 Series GPU to your PC and watch the latest Blu-ray and HD movies play with incredible fidelity –upscale to nearly twice the display resolution of HD content.* Take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP) capabilities. Sophisticated new features within ATI Avivo™ HD technology provide a truly responsive experience. Support for the latest audio visual interconnects ensures you can take advantage of the latest display technology.

Like its predecessors, the ATI Radeon HD 4870 Series GPUs offer optimal performance and break-through efficiency with platform-independent intelligent power management. ATI PowerPlay™ delivers the power needed to blaze through even the most intense games while intuitively conserving energy at idle or when demand is low.


Manufacturer Sapphire
Mfg Part# 100247L
SKU 208793255
UPC 840777034705
UPC 14 00840777034705
GDDR5 memory and 256-bit memory interface
DirectX® 10.1
24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
Use up to four discrete cards with an AMD 790FX based motherboard
PCI Express® 2.0 support
Dynamic geometry acceleration
Game physics processing capability
ATI Avivo™HD video and display technologyUnified Video Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray™ and HD VideoBuilt-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound supportOn-chip HDCP
ATI PowerPlay™ technology
Tech Specs
Display Output: Dual DL-DVI-I+HDTV
Core Clock: 750 MHz
Memory Clock: 900 MHz, 3.6Gbps
PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
512MB /256bit GDDR5 memory interface
Dual Slot Active Cooler
HDMI compliant via dongle
7.1 Audio Channel Support
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support
Shader Model 4.1 support
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