We don’t need a chart here. Overall, heat was controlled throughout testing and even through the most strenuous test we could put it through the temperatures never rose above 80°C thanks to the active cooling on the board.
Test It Special As Always
Now, we decided to add a little flare into this one like some of our others with its own section. AMD is always saying they wanted more performance per area, and per watt. But what does that mean and does it perform or is it all marketing mumbo jumbo? WhatIfGaming knows and will help you all out there.
First off we take a look at performance (amount of GFLOPS) per area. Performance per area is about the same as performance per dollar. The measure of the amount of GFLOPS utilized per area (cm^2) with determines the overall efficiency with which fps is attainable.
The simple table shows that the performance per GFLOPs is tremendous when it comes to the ATI Radeon HD 4870 and as such the performance per watt is also efficient since they are all fueling these GFLOPs settings.
Next, we look at power efficiency. Watts are a form of energy that is used to give power to functioning microtransmitters. When you design the next best chip, you have to look at not only performance per dollar, but how much it costs to have smaller power consumption per frame render.
Looking above shows clearly that for the two most demanding games this generation in DX 10, the AMD ATI Radeon 4870 exceptionally qualifies as efficient and productive. Something which was humbly left out from the box mentions we looked at earlier, especially given the increased AA we already covered in our 4800 series detail.