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AMD Radeon HD 4870

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How well can the Radeon HD 4870 run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon HD 4870 graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements. Radeon HD 4870 is capable of DirectX 10 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon HD 4870 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 4870 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 4870, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 4870? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 498% better and can run 897 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 4870 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 339% more powerful and can run 668 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 4870 is released on 01 Jun 2008

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GPU
Architecture
RV770 PRO
Process
55nm
TMUs
40
Texture Rate
30 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
12 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
800
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 10.1
Shader
4.1
Open GL
3.2
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
512 MB
Memory Speed
900 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
115.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
750 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 32 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
6 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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Radeon HD 4870 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 4870 is a high-end GPU based on the 55nm, third unified shader architecture, R700.
It's based on the RV770 PRO Core and offers 800 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 750MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 900MHz.
Compared to Radeon HD 4890, it offers slightly less bandwidth (thanks to the higher operating memory clock), the central unit is lower clocked and features twice as less video memory. However, it only consumes up to 150W (40W less). The performance difference between is not very significant and so Radeon HD 4870 might be the best choice, over 4890 since it can be easily overclocked.
Most of today's modern games should run fluently at high settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.


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Radeon HD 4870 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 154% 346%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 142% 346%
Halo: Reach 38% 42%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 17% 513%
Borderlands 3 188% 371%
Cyberpunk 2077 175% 513%
FIFA 20 73% 138%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 81% 104%
eFootball PES 2020 117% 204%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 29% 413%
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2013
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$125.00
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any recommended games??

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2007
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$851.00
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4 GB

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Using this card right now. It runs most of 2011 just fine. Anything with Dx11 or higher will be bummer tho. Cant complain since i got this from garbage shelter. Good card ocs to 780-800 with stock volts.

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2012
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$132.00
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8 GB

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I really wonder why is this the minimum for GTA V. It's really different with 9800GT

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2014
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$158.00
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2016
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$150.00
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8 GB

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yeah it a lot better

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2019
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$182.00
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2016
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$450.00
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16 GB

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why is this card better than mine with 41/%, it had to be only 11/%

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is my gpu better?

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2009
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3 GB

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i got this card it works good for DX9-10 games but with all of todays games using DX11 you might as well just get a card with DX11 but if your just looking for a nice card then here you go but srsly danm it microsoft making gaming harder :(

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2013
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$999.00
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2012
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16 GB

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which is better hd 4870 or hd 6570…….???

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2019
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2016
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$450.00
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4870

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2015
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$312.00
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2017
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$499.00
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16 GB

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My friend just got this graphics card, we used this driver link, but it shows "Latest AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ HD 7000, HD 6000 and HD 5000 Series". Does this mean the Catalyst driver does not support the HD 4000 series anymore?

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2012
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$195.00
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4 GB

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HD4870 has higher bit, higher memory bandwidth, shader process and so on
Is my card really better than it ?

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CPU (45% overclock)

2017
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$257.00
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2015
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$649.00
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16 GB

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Absolutely. Those are only comparable with GPU's of the same generation.

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2010
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$122.00
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4 GB

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i use an dvi to vga adapter i loss performance because i use an adapter

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CPU (20% overclock)

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4 GB

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wtf? really? you lose perfomance because of adapter?

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