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XFX HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Graphics Card £86.99 @ Ebuyer

£86.99 @ Ebuyer
With enhanced memory architecture that is able to handle 115GB a second, the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 is the only graphics card available with blazing fast GDDR5 memory. Featuring nearly one billion tra… Read More
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With enhanced memory architecture that is able to handle 115GB a second, the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 is the only graphics card available with blazing fast GDDR5 memory. Featuring nearly one billion transistors and up to 800 stream processors, the high resolutions and fast frame rates that were once the sole domain of dual-card systems are now yours.

GPU Clock MHz - 750 MHz
Stream Processors - 800
Bus Type - PCI-E 2.0
Memory Interface Bus (bit) - 256
Memory Type - GDDR5
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#1
Hi, any tips on how to tell whether your pc would handle this please?

I've got an Everest tool, that I downloaded, that summarises the system, but I'm a bit slower when it comes to pcs than many others.

As it is, I've only got 512mb RAM, so have to add more anyways.

Thank you for anyone who can help ;)
Edit - here's some info about it here -

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 540J, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900
1 Like #2
equalityforall - It is unlikely that your pc will have a PCI express 2.0 slot, and even if it does, it is even less likely that is has the required power connectors or a PSU capable of delivering the power required for this very hungry card.
1 Like #3
MrRobin
equalityforall - It is unlikely that your pc will have a PCI express 2.0 slot, and even if it does, it is even less likely that is has the required power connectors or a PSU capable of delivering the power required for this very hungry card.

agree with mrrobin it sounds like you have a old pc, so i doubt it will fit due to power supply requirements and the pci express slot.
#4
This is an absolute bargain at this price:thumbsup:
#5
Thanks MrRobin and Computerman, it is a bit of older kit, and I guessed it would have been a push to get something fantastic into it. Oh well!

Much appreciated!! And repped ;)
#6
It's even less likely that I'd know what to do to install it, even if it had been compatible!
#7
Worth getting as much ram as it can handle if you want to just do a small cheap and well worth while upgrade.
#8
Hot GC

:)
#9
equalityforall
Hi, any tips on how to tell whether your pc would handle this please?

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 540J, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900

PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with earlier versions of PCIe. If you use a very high performance PCIe 2.0 card the older and slower PCIe buss will be a bottleneck. I’m not sure if the HD 4870 512MB has enough grunt for PCIe 1.0 to be a significant bottleneck!

From what I’ve seen the card pulls up to around 130W and requires dual 6 pin PCIe power connectors.
If you’re motherboard has a PCIe slot which judging from the details you gave it should it will accept the card. It’s unlikely that your system will have dual 6 pin PCIe power connectors but if the power supply has enough juice you can use both the dual molex to PCIe adapters that the card seems to come with.
However, the CPU in your system will be a bottleneck I think so you won’t get the best out of the card. So even if your power supply is up to the job it may well be too big an upgrade to make sense. A HD 4770 probably makes more sense as it consumes much less power and I doubt the performance difference would be so noticeable with your CPU.
#10
equalityforall
Hi, any tips on how to tell whether your pc would handle this please?

I've got an Everest tool, that I downloaded, that summarises the system, but I'm a bit slower when it comes to pcs than many others.

As it is, I've only got 512mb RAM, so have to add more anyways.

Thank you for anyone who can help ;)
Edit - here's some info about it here -

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 540J, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900



No-one has picked up on what he said so I thought i'd clarify something.
The 512mb RAM on the card is for the card only... not for you're system.

You're CPU is an old Prescott core Pentium 4 Socket 775. It is possible that you're motherboard has a PCI-Express slot but currently it is using onboard graphics of the motherboard.
You will need a new Powersupply to be able to power this card I expect but its possible it could work but you might need molex to PCI-E power converters - if they even exist.

Another thing to take on board is the physical dimensions of the card and if you're casing/motherboard will accomodate it.

Ultimately the card is going to be held back by you're machine... severely.
You're computer is about 6 years old to be honest.
Time for an upgrade!...
#11
for a pc that old in technology i wouldnt waste the cash and dump it, invest in a better pc and then get the card, anything that old isnt worth it move on.
people telling u to increase the ram so u can buy that card are wasting your cash for you, for example buy a cheap dell then use the g/card here.
#12
The HD4870 is a really good card, but it seems to perform noticably better with 1GB of ram on it.
#13
Tis true, but if your gaming on a smaller screen, say 17 or 19" then it shouldn't make too much difference. If your using a 22" or greater then you way want to consider the 1GB version.

Great deal though.
#14
Awesome deal, have some heat and rep.
#15
equalityforall
It's even less likely that I'd know what to do to install it, even if it had been compatible!


Installing GPUs is dead simple - choosing the right one and ensuring you have the bits needs is a bit less simple.

A 4870 would have been massive overkill on your system but if your machine can take more RAM and has a PCI-E socket for a GPU you could improve it for less than £100

It depends what you're aiming for tho - with 2Gb (likely to be £50ish for that age of PC) and a £40 GPU you could play most midrange/older games on medium settings but that would be your limit really - but then a new PC starts at £300+ really so it's all about budget. and what you want to achieve.
#16
azazael
but you might need molex to PCI-E power converters - if they even exist.


Most retail cards that require a dedicated 6-pin (or 8-pin) power plug come with a molex adapter in the box, including this one.

This is a great value card (heat added), but needs a lot of juice to power it. I've just bought a HD5770 for £104, whch has 1GB GDDR5 RAM but (like the 4770) uses 40nm architecture, so it uses less power. Consequently, it also runs a lot cooler and therefore quieter. Also supports DirectX 11! Reckon this is worth the extra investment.
#17
Super hot!
#18
would it be worth my while upgrading my hd 4670 card to this card?
#19
the saving is about from £5-£20 i have found, so i imagine they all will drop to match the price.
#20
bboy71
would it be worth my while upgrading my hd 4670 card to this card?

Absolutely. :thumbsup:
#21
No8
This is a great value card (heat added), but needs a lot of juice to power it. I've just bought a HD5770 for £104, whch has 1GB GDDR5 RAM but (like the 4770) uses 40nm architecture, so it uses less power. Consequently, it also runs a lot cooler and therefore quieter. Also supports DirectX 11! Reckon this is worth the extra investment.

There’s a review at Xbitlabs that shows how good the HD 5770 is. It’s typically only about 12% slower than the HD 4890 but is much more power efficient.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/video/radeon-hd5770-hd5750/5700_power3dm.png
#22
Does anyone know if theres DVI to VGA adaptor or DVI to HDMI adaptor included in this package?
#23
No8

This is a great value card (heat added), but needs a lot of juice to power it. I've just bought a HD5770 for £104, whch has 1GB GDDR5 RAM but (like the 4770) uses 40nm architecture, so it uses less power. Consequently, it also runs a lot cooler and therefore quieter. Also supports DirectX 11! Reckon this is worth the extra investment.


Where did you get the 5770 for £104? Cheapest 5770 on ebuyer is £117
#24
@ No8, Like tee_tee where did you get the HD5770 1Gb?
#25
tee_tee
Does anyone know if theres DVI to VGA adaptor or DVI to HDMI adaptor included in this package?

According to NewEgg it only comes with a DVI to VGA Adapter which is unusual for a card in this price range; they usually have the DVI/HDMI also.
#26
tee_tee
Where did you get the 5770 for £104? Cheapest 5770 on ebuyer is £117


freezspirit
@ No8, Like tee_tee where did you get the HD5770 1Gb?


It was the MSI card on ebuyer. Only bought it last weekend, but doesn't appear to be there now. Even did free next day delivery (USP) because of the postal strike! It's identical to the ATI 5770 for £116.98, which is still great value.

Further to tee_tees question, the other great advantage with this card is the dedicated HDMI socket on board, which, unlike Nvidia cards, also carries sound.
#27
No8
It was the MSI card on ebuyer. Only bought it last weekend, but doesn't appear to be there now. Even did free next day delivery (USP) because of the postal strike! It's identical to the ATI 5770 for £116.98, which is still great value.

Further to tee_hees question, the other great advantage with this card is the dedicated HDMI socket on board, which, unlike Nvidia cards, also carries sound.


Damn it! That's a great price for this card! wish i had seen it!
#28
This 5000 series is much better
#29
Jellybeans
This 5000 series is much better


agreed but 30 quid more for roughly equivalent (in terms of performance) card.
#30
zurich
agreed but 30 quid more for roughly equivalent (in terms of performance) card.


Fair point, but the advantage of the 5000 series is future-proofing. These cards will really come into their own when DX11 games start to appear on the shelves.

And you can clock the crap out of it!!
#31
No8
Fair point, but the advantage of the 5000 series is future-proofing. These cards will really come into their own when DX11 games start to appear on the shelves.

And you can clock the crap out of it!!


Yes but DX11 games are going to be very GPU intensive and this card will probably not be powerful enough to run them ,Just the same as happened with early DX10 cards,
#32
tonyg1962
Yes but DX11 games are going to be very GPU intensive and this card will probably not be powerful enough to run them ,Just the same as happened with early DX10 cards,


I seriously doubt that, I don't think the cock-up that was the bloatware DX10 roll-out is a fair comparison. I'm getting frame rates of 101fps in Resident Evil 5 at high settings under DX10; DX11 may be more GPU intensive (although not guaranteed to be), but this card is suitably equipped to deal with it.

Edit:

Just found a website that has benchmarked various cards under DX11, with and without tessellation. As you can see, the 5770 provides perfectly acceptable frame-rates in either mode (in fact, without tessellation, frame-rates are slightly faster than under DX10):

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/11/06/unigine_heaven_benchmark_dx11_tessellation
#33
beware! the card pictures is different to the actual card. i thought this was too good to be true @ £87 with a cooler that vents out of the back of this case so i read the comments. the version u actually get is this http://www.xfxforce.com/ecms.ashx/38d65ce4-3eb8-4e5f-bfd0-1a163c1284b9/GraphicCardSeriesRelated_RelatedGraphicCardModels17/HD487AZWFC1354x312.jpg good deal still

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