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AMD Radeon HD 4870

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How well can the Radeon HD 4870 run games
12 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? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 498% better and can meet 882 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 4870 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 369% more powerful and can run 752 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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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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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
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well i got my 6870 so its not for me. its my friend that is looking for a budget gaming card and is budget is about 120$ and the 6850 in my country is 250$ and the 460 is 245$ so both of them are out of his budget.

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no its not, get at least a HD 6850 or a GTX 460 :)

 

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what do you think about the hd 5670 1025mb ddr5 version??

is it good enough for modern gaming on 22inch 16:9 screen??

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yea thats what i told him but its price seems wierd.

its a second handed card and it cost 25% of its retail price which seems kinda of suspicous so i dont know if it worth the risk

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8 GB

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The gtx 460 is a good card.

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k.

ill search for a 5xxx series card in his budget.

i also found him a gtx 260 core 216/gtx 460/ gt 8800 at almost the same price(the 260 has the highest price) you suggest any of those??

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yea im not planning on buying it for me. i got my 6870 and not planning on changing that(the minnute my friggin computer will accept the fact that i changed the gfx)

i asked for my friend that uses and built in gfx in the motherboard and he wants to upgradee before mw3 comes out.

but thanks for the quick response and ill tell him the details

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is this card performing well on modern games??

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