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The Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 is a double slot high end graphics card with 512MB of DDR5 ram.

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Pros

memory can be overclocked to significantly boost performance

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can handle most games at full 1080p resolution with decent framerates

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allows some in-depth tweaking and tuning of settings

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stays whisper quiet while in operation, and can only just barely hear it when used to capacity

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Cons

generates a lot of heat while in operation

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prone to screen artifacts on some more modern games

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needs adapters to connect to VGA or HDMI, a little more awkward than what would be ideal

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needs to be fine-tuned for best performance

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The Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 is a double slot high end graphics card with 512MB of DDR5 ram. Using the stock ATI cooler, the card is one of the only overclocked 4000-series cards, at the enhanced 780MHz/1000MHz (gpu/memory) timings. For more information on the HD 4870 refer to the full report.

Features
  • Output Interface:
    • 2 x DVI-I
    • 1 x HDTV
  • Accessories:
    • DVI to VGA adapter
    • DVI to HDMI adapter
    • S-video to composite adapter
    • HDTV Cable
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