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AMD Radeon HD 4870

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How well can the Radeon HD 4870 run games
26 Jan 2020 - 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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 498% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 879 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 369% better and can run 747 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The Radeon HD 4870 is released on 01 Jun 2008

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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
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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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how does my 7750 is 6 percent faster than this ?

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ATI HD4870 is pretty great card for its age, this card can easily play any game on High ,maybe even Ultra settings… its has 256bit memory bus, and GDDR5 memory, and very good Memory Bandwidth… I hope I helped :D

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Don't forget ATI/AMDs numbering scheme, x750 is a higher-end card but x870 is even higher ;)

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so 4870 is faster than 7750 ?

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Well this one does have 256bit memory bus which comes in handy ;)
Not to mention more SPUs but they are older so I'd say the HD7750 is better with newer games :)

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ok thanks :)

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No problem :)

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is the 4870 eviqulant to the GTX 460??? seems so in price.

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Yeah they are very similar in terms of performance ;)

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Ryutaichi, maybe you must upgrade your CPU

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Is the Radeon 4890 the same as Radeon 4870 1GB?

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Not quite, the HD4890 has higher clocks than HD4870 :)

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I'm thinking in getting this card and i'll put it in this rig:
Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz
ATi Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5
6GB DDR3 Ram 1333MHz
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
It's a good rig for gaming? I need to know. Please someone reply.

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Yes, It actually looks good for me and great for gaming. Should be able to run most of the decent games on high settings on a great frame rate. ;)

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better Buy HD 7850, newer architecture

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I recently bought hd 4870 512 and it work same as my old HD 4670, it is not really an upgrade i'm so frustrated.Any idea broken card maybe?

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Yeah there's something wrong, that should be a big upgrade…
Remove the graphic drivers and install new ones from here :)

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i tried everything ,driver change,reinstall windows,downloaded msi afterburner and it shows that isn't cpu bottlenecking,occt don't show errors maybe is bios or mobo or ram i simpy dont now what problem is

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With my rig i should max out assassins creed brotherhood right?I can do that but is awfully choppy and is like 15 to 25 fps on my resolution.

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Faulty GPU, can't be anything else… :(

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I think it would depend on what game your playing. When I switched from 4670 to 4870 Borderlands now plays on ultra 1080p mode, before I was 720p with medium settings, same thing happened with Crysis. What game specifically are you playing?

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i have problems with most of games i've played,including 2007/08 games(framerate drops in graphically demanding areas below 25 fps on every settings) i've tried a lot of testing programs and none of them didn't reported any errors,i don't have idea wtf is going on:)

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how this can be better than my ????? :(

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Memory bus is twice your GPU's bus ;)

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good GD rating :)
where can i found a HD 3600 series ??

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Ask Pip To add it

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why is Radeon HD 5650 card has such a low rating?

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It's not that great, it's in the lower end of the HD5000 series.

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@Sauceboss

HD 5670 is even slower than 8800gt! HD 4850 is much faster than HD 5670 which is 30% slower than HD 4870.

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but they can't use dx11 (hd 4850 & 8800GT)

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well i think ill suggest him the 5770 /5670 and see what he gets.

i tried my best to find him a budget gaming card  now the decision is up to him

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