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Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4870 512MB GDDR5 - £114.99 delivered + Quidco @ Novatech

£114.99 @ Novatech
The ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series GPUs bring the power of graphics supercomputing to gamers, setting a new standard for visual computing. Redefine the way you play and take HD gaming to the extreme with b… Read More
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The ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series GPUs bring the power of graphics supercomputing to gamers, setting a new standard for visual computing. Redefine the way you play and take HD gaming to the extreme with best-in-class performance. The new TeraScale graphics engine delivers an immersive, cinematic gaming experience. Add this GPU to your PC and watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity. Do it all with break-through efficiency that doesn?t compromise performance.

Features
- ATI Radeon HD 4870 GPU @ 750MHz
- 512MB GDDR5 Memory @ 3600MHz
- 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
- PCI Express 2.0 support
- ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
- Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support
- Shader Model 4.1
- ATI Avivo HD video and display technology
- Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray and HD Video
- On-chip HDCP
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#1
What?! Amazing price. Surely the cheapest 4870 so far by a good margin. HOT!
banned#2
outstanding deal
#3
Hot price!
#4
Nice :w00t:, but must resist :p
#5
Is this the same thing for £78?
#6
DubDriver
Is this the same thing for £78?


No. Your link is to a 4[size=5]7[/size]70. The deal here is for a 4[size=5]8[/size]70. Might not sound like it should make much difference but it does.
#7
Cuddy
No. Your link is to a 4[size=5]7[/size]70. The deal here is for a 4[size=5]8[/size]70. Might not sound like it should make much difference but it does.


Oh yes sorry ... I need new glasses!
#8
bargain.

don't forget 3% quidco.
#9
I've been looking to buy a 4870, however I've been looking at the 1Gb versions. It'll be running a 24" monitor at 1920x1200, do you think the performance would suffer from only having the 512mb version?
#10
I'm VERY tempted. Only thing is I'd need a new mobo as i'm currently running an X1950pro AGP! Any suggestions for something under £50, AM2+ so I can use my current processor? I'd like to come in at around £150 for this card and a budget board, the board I have now is a crippled ASrock with an unsupported chipset (nforce2 with Ati compatibility issues) so I can't even run vista!
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Pantaloonie
I've been looking to buy a 4870, however I've been looking at the 1Gb versions. It'll be running a 24" monitor at 1920x1200, do you think the performance would suffer from only having the 512mb version?


No offence to the OP, but I have one of these very GFX cards and they have been a nightmare to sort out.

I'm running the same model on a 20" mon with Q9550 (3.0ghz) and it really isn't as good as every makes out. There's a large amount of well documented errors across the net of complaints that has still not been fixed with any driver updates. It involves the GFX crashing and displaying weird squares or green lines on the screen. It's not the monitor as I've tried multiple monitors and all other parts have been checked and tested accordingly. I read it maybe a RAM issue on the Board.

In some games it's beautiful while some just don't like it and refuse to run for a long time (Wow, Crysis and Audiosurf), but the audiosurf one has been fixed it seems. The Fan on the Device also spins up 100% on system boot and is very very loud and occasionally for no reason (even on no process use) whir up very loudly. Grid also has been glitching lately for me and freezes for half a second every 10-20 seconds.

There have been countless experiences on many forums of errors just like or similar to mine so I really don't recommend this at all.

The 512mb won't be able to hold up to your 24" imo. But then I do extensively play (various) games alot on my system.

I've ticketed Scan to see the problem out as I really don't think I should be Updating the Bios of the GFX as I don't have the knowledge, experience and don't think this should be done for a retailed product. I've also tried a few profile fixes but think they have little to no effect.

Careful on this seemingly Hot looking deal.
#12
Thanks for that, seems to tie in with what I've been reading - hi res monitor needs more memory on the gfx card. rep given to DLC...
#13
Pantaloonie
Thanks for that, seems to tie in with what I've been reading - hi res monitor needs more memory on the gfx card. rep given to DLC...


Np, good luck trying to find a suitable GFX. I heard them new Ati 4890 or Nvidia 275 (not sure, should be the newest one) can handle your monitor size well enough. But it is £200-£250, though my Sapphire 4870 512mb was £190 when I bought it :/
#14
It sounds like your graphics card is overheating then, coloured blocks and lines would certainly be symptoms of that. Maybe when they built it, someone didn't put any thermal paste on the top of the chip and even having the fan on full won't cool it. Pretty much all the current range of ATi cards use variations of the same basic silicon architecture (more or fewer shaders, higher lower speed etc) so you are writing off 50% of the market in 1 statement. 512MB will run 99% of titles at the same speed a 1GB card will, it is largely a matter of how much memory the textures take up.
#15
Pantaloonie
I've been looking to buy a 4870, however I've been looking at the 1Gb versions. It'll be running a 24" monitor at 1920x1200, do you think the performance would suffer from only having the 512mb version?



Defninitely need a bigger framebuffer at that resolution. Its already a bottleneck in a fair few games (Crysis, Mirror's Edge, GTA 4, Far Cry 2 among others) and that number will only rise. Perfect for 1680x1050 and below though.

Go with a GTX 260 (216), excellent cards with loads of OCing headroom.
#16
Cheers, awesome deal.

Just bagged myself one...needed to treat myself :P
#17
I've never been a fan of Nvidia gfx cards. I just looked up the GTX 260 you mentioned, and one of the first things I see is a Toms Hardware article titled 'Radeon HD 4870: Better Than GTX 260! '
That tells me all I need to know about that then.
#18
Pantaloonie
I've never been a fan of Nvidia gfx cards. I just looked up the GTX 260 you mentioned, and one of the first things I see is a Toms Hardware article titled 'Radeon HD 4870: Better Than GTX 260! '
That tells me all I need to know about that then.


The GTX 260 (216) is an updated version with more stream processors and thus better performance. Its big win is in its OCing headroom, spend half an hour or so and you'll be 15-20% above whatever you'd achieve with a 4870.

The ATI 4890 would be another recommendation.
#19
I have a Gigabyte (so reference board) HD4870 512MB and the stock fan was pretty bad. Very quiet at low speeds, but pretty ineffective, and in the high percentages, like a jet taking off.

I recommend anyone thinking of getting a HD4870, to get the **Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo**, I got it for £27 from Ebuyer but sadly they don't stock it anymore.
My temps were 79-81C idle with the stock fan on Auto,
and now they're 51-52C open room, 54-55C in a closed room. So a hefty bit of difference. And no more than 60C when gaming (I only try Crysis benchmark tests, I've finished all my games now :-D)

Sort of like the iPod and headphone analogy; expensive piece of music equipment but listening to them through woeful earphones sort of defeats the whole package. The stock cooler on (most) HD4870's aren't that great, you need the aftermarket coolers to keep the damn thing cool.
#20
This is the older version of the 4870 with the noisy fan ...

I have the more recent one with an 80mm quiet fan, and it's been pretty good ... I'm selling it soon though to buy an Intel / Nvidia machine.
#21
#22
Bogroll Warlord
I'm VERY tempted. Only thing is I'd need a new mobo as i'm currently running an X1950pro AGP! Any suggestions for something under £50, AM2+ so I can use my current processor? I'd like to come in at around £150 for this card and a budget board, the board I have now is a crippled ASrock with an unsupported chipset (nforce2 with Ati compatibility issues) so I can't even run vista!


Well what ram u using, as u might need to u/g that too! You will also need to check your psu is upto spec? (at least say 500w?)

This car is that fast it WILL be held back by your processor, but its a damn good price. As for cheap mobo prices, it wont get you much... out of ebuyers list, you could go for http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143423 but its got onboard vga you'll have to disable it to avoid any conflicts (past exp). The cheapest non intergrated gfx one is http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150347 ... im not a fan of msi but its not a bad board, MIGHT give u a little overclocking potential, but i stress a LITTLE.

If i was u i'd save up, though im considering upgrading my E2180 / g/byte mobo and p/colour4850 oc ed soon (8 months old) if your interested - the gfx card is factory oc'd edition with the quiet fan and the e2180 is running @3.2ghz stable, plays any game ive tried @1650x1080 no probs.
#23
Ordered it last night, looks like it's on its way already. That was bloody fast for "free" delivery!

Now hopefully it won't spend 4 days in the sorting depot ;)
1 Like #24
OH NOES


Now hopefully it won't spend 4 days in the sorting depot ;)


Novatech use Parcelforce 24 for deilvery. Later this evening or early tomorrow morning, login to your Novatech account and find the order tracking section. You'll get a tracking number you can enter on the Parcelforce website to track it and see exactly when it's out for delivery :)
#25
Cuddy
Novatech use Parcelforce 24 for deilvery. Later this evening or early tomorrow morning, login to your Novatech account and find the order tracking section. You'll get a tracking number you can enter on the Parcelforce website to track it and see exactly when it's out for delivery :)


Thanks for the info, hopefully it will arrive in one piece as I have had only bad experiences with Parcel Force.... they are absolutely terrible!

Like when the decided to drag my tv down the driveway....managed to lose 2 packages and delivered a week late.
#26
matt_n_mich
Well what ram u using, as u might need to u/g that too! You will also need to check your psu is upto spec? (at least say 500w?)

This car is that fast it WILL be held back by your processor, but its a damn good price. As for cheap mobo prices, it wont get you much... out of ebuyers list, you could go for http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143423 but its got onboard vga you'll have to disable it to avoid any conflicts (past exp). The cheapest non intergrated gfx one is http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150347 ... im not a fan of msi but its not a bad board, MIGHT give u a little overclocking potential, but i stress a LITTLE.

If i was u i'd save up, though im considering upgrading my E2180 / g/byte mobo and p/colour4850 oc ed soon (8 months old) if your interested - the gfx card is factory oc'd edition with the quiet fan and the e2180 is running @3.2ghz stable, plays any game ive tried @1650x1080 no probs.


Thanks for the reply, I'm running corsair xms ddr2 and a corsair psu, both should be fine for the time being. I normally buy asus but couldn't find a board that was AM2 with an AGP slot so that I could use my current GFX card, which wasn't too old at the time.

I'll probably just hold off and then rip everything out of the box for a windows 7 build when it's official. It's not like I overclock or play anything other than counterstrike at 1440x900, I hardly need awesome power!
#27
Looks like this is the retail "light" pack...aka no games or extra goodies, just the card, cables/adapters and driver cd....like the last sapphire I bought. Got it dropped off this morning. All in all, excellent service from Novatech.

By the way, it looks like this is the "newer" one with the 80MM fan, exactly like this: http://www.i-tech.com.au/Library/Image/Product/l_11S-HD4870-512S.jpg
#28
OH NOES
Looks like this is the retail "light" pack...aka no games or extra goodies, just the card, cables/adapters and driver cd....like the last sapphire I bought. Got it dropped off this morning. All in all, excellent service from Novatech.

By the way, it looks like this is the "newer" one with the 80MM fan, exactly like this: http://www.i-tech.com.au/Library/Image/Product/l_11S-HD4870-512S.jpg


Just googled part number and it looks like you right mate http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=11133-03-20R+&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=
1 Like #29
Got round to doing some pics, sorry for quality.

The card itself:
http://i44.tinypic.com/r9ohup.jpg

Contents of box:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2112tmx.jpg

*DVI to HDMI adapter
* 2x Molex to 6Pin PCI connector
* TV cable (dunno what its called)
* Crossfire connector
* DVI to VGA adapter
* And a yellow thing that looks like the tv cable thing.

I was expecting it to be big but this thing is massive....glad I have a big case to take this beast....also don't forget it's dual slot so its a no go if the slot under your current gfx card is taken.
#30
Got funny story ordered yesterday got it today in paid 0 for the delivery (should be week later) And to be more interesting I got the Saphire silen version!!!! Well done Nova !! :D
#31
Tereu5;5212253
Got funny story ordered yesterday got it today in paid 0 for the delivery (should be week later) And to be more interesting I got the Saphire silen version!!!! Well done Nova !! :D
Piccy please :)
#32
Crossbow
Piccy please :)



See my posts #28 and #30 (took a pic of card+box contents)..it is the newer one with the 80mm fan.

http://hotukdeals.com/item/398876/showpost.php?p=5201522&postcount=30
#33
OH NOES;5213616
See my posts #28 and #30 (took a pic of card+box contents)..it is the newer one with the 80mm fan.
http://hotukdeals.com/item/398876/showpost.php?p=5201522&postcount=30

Thanks ON, I thought Tereu5 meant an extra special silent/passive cooler. On second thoughts it's probably the same as yours :)
#34
Crossbow
Thanks ON, I thought Tereu5 meant an extra special silent/passive cooler. On second thoughts it's probably the same as yours :)


I thought you just missed my post...but I see why you thought he meant a different card now... I got excited when I first took it out because i thought it was the vapor-x cooler but this one is pretty quiet too, infact probably quieter than my single slot x1950pro that was in the pc before this came.
#35
OH NOES
I thought you just missed my post...but I see why you thought he meant a different card now... I got excited when I first took it out because i thought it was the vapor-x cooler but this one is pretty quiet too, infact probably quieter than my single slot x1950pro that was in the pc before this came.

Exactly. But to be frank I thought that the card will look like a standart one that was released at the beginning (preety noisy cooler) but infact I was playing WOW for 4 h and did not even spin on "higher" gear and it is more silent that my old X1950 Pro :>
#37
HOT! pity my new dell with 300 watt PSU won't be able to cope with this beast
#38
Mine arrived today, it's also the silent version and it is a great piece of kit :)

I notice the price has gone up to £120.74 now though

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