ATI Radeon HD 4870 Review: Vroom Vroom Crossfire

Test System

The test system is as follows, with a focus on AMD primarily for the real-world applicability of this review.

AMD Phenom X4 9850 (Running @ 2.6GHz)

MSI K9A2 Platinum (AMD 790FX)

4GB (2×2GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 (5-5-5-18)

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000W

The test system’s operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate x64 with all available Microsoft updates. ATI CATALYST 8.7 beta drivers are used on our test cards. NVIDIA Forceware 175.16 WHQL drivers are used on all GeForce graphics cards.

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  1. This review is heavenly

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

  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

  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

  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. definitely. always wait on the review from here

  28. Agreed. Totally noticed that here too

  29. Many respects here.

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

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

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