ATI Radeon HD 4870 Review: Vroom Vroom Crossfire

Package and Else-ies

ATI Radeon 4870 Crossfire Review Box

The outside of the box, though it differs per label, is salient. The product speaks for itself, and AMD is proud to list the key primary points in all their simplicity at the back with 4 image points. It shows that they had enough confidence without using some tactical bullshit to try and make it seem overly complex and unique. In a blue and red reflective box, the Radeon HD 4870 box is carefully designed where it’s not just a stacked on list of features.

ATI Radeon 4870 Crossfire Review

The card itself is mostly identical in size to the 4850’s we have. The exact specifications are different, but the overall in² make it identical for the power it’s giving out. Taking a look to the back also reveals a slightly different relay architecture that few seem to notice. The central die hub is the same, but the overall reveal of the transistor pins from the back reveals a change in the pattern for a more linear and much more efficient relay of information.

The accessories include a single DVI to VGA adapter, DVI to HDMI adapter, HDTV adapter, CrossFire bridge connector, an installation guide and a screwdriver/flashlight. Yeah, a flashlight. We know. Flipping awesome. Let’s head over to the actual testing.

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  1. This review is heavenly

  2. I think transcends heavenly are the right words ; )

    Pancakes replied on June 26th, 2008 9:26 PM:

    Hahah. No doubt about that one. Read dBA emissions. That’s crazy they actually put it in WATER to measure that.

  3. Given this review, I have decided to finally buy one of these.

  4. TY so much on this review. The special sections I always love.

  5. Golden. Oh wow. Must have now

  6. *holds sign* Will be a slave for two of these.

  7. Boyfriend already has both of these. We wanted a 4850, but got 1 of those for the other PC (mine) and his WILL have these now thanks to u. Thanks :) <3

  8. OK. I’m convinced =-D

  9. 12 pages of pure quality over quantity of writing. Something all other writers severely fail at. Thank you WiG

    IBKING91 replied on June 26th, 2008 9:25 PM:

    Agreed. Totally noticed that here too

  10. TY. Beautiful review

  11. Thanks man. Will get end of this month.

  12. TY very much

  13. Godllyy. Ty.

  14. Bought it on newegg woot.

  15. Makes me want to cry. I can’t buy this for a while.

  16. I have a tech lover now.

  17. Thanks man. This is amazing

  18. I bought two and soooooooo anxious!!

  19. Will buy now later tonight. 2 of them. I could really use it for transcoding.

  20. Love it so much. Thanks

  21. Definitely buying this over the overpriced POS Nvidia cards

  22. Will buy now cause of this. For sure

    IBKING91 replied on June 26th, 2008 9:25 PM:

    definitely. always wait on the review from here

    Pancakes replied on June 26th, 2008 9:26 PM:

    Many respects here.

  23. Vroom = no joke.

  24. Nice.

  25. Bought 2 here. Will come in 3 days. Just in time

  26. OH SWEET. THANKS been waiting on this

  27. Guys, make sure to get the hotfix on this one!

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