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XFX HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Graphics Card £75.80 @ Ebuyer

£75.80 @ Ebuyer
Seems like the price of these things just keeps on dropping. With enhanced memory architecture that is able to handle 115GB a second, the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 is the only graphics card available …
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7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago
Seems like the price of these things just keeps on dropping.

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
Memory Size (MB) - 512MB
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#1
Will this play Modern Warfare on a 3 year old Dell ;o)
#2
just keeps getting better, good to see
2 Likes #3
ought
Will this play Modern Warfare on a 3 year old Dell ;o)


You'll need to check two things. 1 that your motherboard has a pci-e X16 slot which it probably does and 2 that your power supply is up to the job, it should be rated at least 450W and needs to have 2 6-pin power connectors. most dells ship with basic (quality) psu's so you'll maybe have to replace it.
#4
I don't think it was serious ask re Modern Warfare.

But thanks for taking the time to answer anyway :-)
#5
ok then. another 2 minutes of my life wasted.:oops:
#6
Hot!! Mmm so tempted to get a second one and go Xfire !
#7
Darn. Ordered this the other day when it popped up here for £86.99. Does anyone know if I contact Ebuyer they might refund the difference?

Ordered Tuesday morning and chose free delivery and it arrived this morning, great card! Heat added!

Note: Mine came with a smaller fan rather than the one in the Ebuyer photo.
#8
Good price hot. I would consider it if I had not just got the other ebuyer card.
#9
omg best bang for buck by FAR. Might be tempted to upgrade from 8800gt
#10
How can I check if this is OK to put into my PC? :)
#11
super deal
#12
Should play COD modern warfare fine, as it play Crysis on high at 40 fps benchmark.
#13
zurich
You'll need to check two things. 1 that your motherboard has a pci-e X16 slot which it probably does and 2 that your power supply is up to the job, it should be rated at least 450W and needs to have 2 6-pin power connectors. most dells ship with basic (quality) psu's so you'll maybe have to replace it.


I would recomend a minimum 550W tbh.
1 Like #14
like i said on the previous post, you get this version http://www.xfxforce.com/ecms.ashx/38d65ce4-3eb8-4e5f-bfd0-1a163c1284b9/GraphicCardSeriesRelated_RelatedGraphicCardModels17/HD487AZWFC1354x312.jpg not the cooler that vents air out of the back of your case just like pictured. H+R. this is cheaper than a 4850 for this price with better performance. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-graphics-card,review-31723-8.html good guide to show if its worth upgrading from ur existing card :thumbsup:
#15
Cro_Baron
I would recomend a minimum 550W tbh.


Nah, I have a 520w, but my machine at load only draws 265w at the plug.

E8500 @ 4Ghz, 4870, 3 Sata HDDs, 5 120mm fans, DVDRW.

Max wattage isn't that important, it's more about the amps on the 12v rail.
#16
If I use a ati hdmi adaptor with this how would I GO ABOUT GETTING SOUND THROUGH THE ADAPTOR?i have a powercolor ati hd 4670 at the moment and I just keep getting a message on my 2nd monitor saying that no audio is supported, ive tried going into device manager and updating the pc1 driver for it but have had no joy doing som,im using service pack 2 so if anyone knows where I can get the driver from please let me know.Thanks in advance
#17
For that price, awesome. V Hot!
#18
Good price, but I'll be waiting for a 4890 deal.
#19
bboy - what makes you think that this card handles sound - nothing I can see suggests it does.
Reckon you'll have to get a sound card.
#20
can i run two of these in xfire?
#21
bboy71
If I use a ati hdmi adaptor with this how would I GO ABOUT GETTING SOUND THROUGH THE ADAPTOR?i have a powercolor ati hd 4670 at the moment and I just keep getting a message on my 2nd monitor saying that no audio is supported, ive tried going into device manager and updating the pc1 driver for it but have had no joy doing som,im using service pack 2 so if anyone knows where I can get the driver from please let me know.Thanks in advance


This card has an on-board sound controller, so it will work straight through the DVI port using a HDMI adapter. Must admit, I'm surprised this doesn't work on your current card - I thought all ATIs from 4000 series onwards have on-board sound controllers; anyone care to clarify this? Are you sure that your adapter can carry audio?
#22
gt8800 is not worth replacing for this yet
#23
No8
This card has an on-board sound controller, so it will work straight through the DVI port using a HDMI adapter. Must admit, I'm surprised this doesn't work on your current card - I thought all ATIs from 4000 series onwards have on-board sound controllers; anyone care to clarify this?

I had it working before I reformatted my pc due to a virus, from what I can remember I activated the sound through microsoft update but it doesnt seem to update now. I was hoping that I could download the driver by another means rather than depending on the microsoft update to do it.If anyone knows how this can be done please let me know.
#24
No8
This card has an on-board sound controller, so it will work straight through the DVI port using a HDMI adapter. Must admit, I'm surprised this doesn't work on your current card - I thought all ATIs from 4000 series onwards have on-board sound controllers; anyone care to clarify this?


Ok, either I'm a step behind on this stuff and don't realise, or that's not right.
I thought DVI doesn't carry sound, so there'd be no way at all that you can get sound from a DVI port through a HDMI adapter into a HDMI port and out of your monitor.

Apologies if I'm wrong on that.
#25
haritori
can i run two of these in xfire?


Shouldn't have any problems.
#26
ourdave
bboy - what makes you think that this card handles sound - nothing I can see suggests it does.
Reckon you'll have to get a sound card.

Because I managed to get sound from it before most of the new ati cards handle sound through the gpu with a suitable ati adaptor.There are a lot of posts on the net about it.
#27
ourdave
Ok, either I'm a step behind on this stuff and don't realise, or that's not right.
I thought DVI doesn't carry sound, so there'd be no way at all that you can get sound from a DVI port through a HDMI adapter into a HDMI port and out of your monitor.

Apologies if I'm wrong on that.

A dvi cable doesnt carry sound but if you use the proper adaptor dvi-hdmi you can achieve sound through it
#28
Fair enough, cheers. I've been umming and ahhing over a media centre pc for months now, and all of a sudden, passive cards with dvi ports have been opened up to me...
#29
Cro_Baron
I would recomend a minimum 550W tbh.


well i have the sapphire version of this card and a Corsair HX450w
what matters is the actual throughput amps on the 12v rail (30+)
no brand high wattage psu's may not have a decent 12v amp

but i've read that as long as you get a decent brand with two pci-e connectors you should be fine
1 Like #30
ourdave
Ok, either I'm a step behind on this stuff and don't realise, or that's not right.
I thought DVI doesn't carry sound, so there'd be no way at all that you can get sound from a DVI port through a HDMI adapter into a HDMI port and out of your monitor.

Apologies if I'm wrong on that.


A standard DVI port is video only, but ATI loop SPDIF back through the spare wires using an on-board sound controller. This will only transfer sound to HDMI using the boxed DVI/HDMI adapter, a standard one won't work!
1 Like #31
ourdave
Fair enough, cheers. I've been umming and ahhing over a media centre pc for months now, and all of a sudden, passive cards with dvi ports have been opened up to me...

Just make sure you get the correct adaptor for it.I bought my hd 4670 from novotech and spent 3 weeks emailingtomer support abouy why i couldnt get audio from the adaptor they sent me which was seperate from the retail box.I ended buying one from a seller on here and it worked staright away after doing a driver update through microsoft.Ive also seen people selling them on a certain auction site for around £10.Hope this helps
#32
CReilly
How can I check if this is OK to put into my PC? :)


Anyone? Im reading things like "[power source] rated at least 450W and needs to have 2 6-pin power connectors" - my PC is brand new really, but I wouldnt know how to go about checking this..!
#33
CReilly
Anyone? Im reading things like "[power source] rated at least 450W and needs to have 2 6-pin power connectors" - my PC is brand new really, but I wouldnt know how to go about checking this..!

The power of your psu is usually on a sticker at the rear of your power supply at the back of your case
#34
I can recomend the Corsair 450w power supply, it has a decent 12v rail and is really energy efficent.
#35
Heat and rep added - good spot and very good price.
Anyone know a good crossfire socket 775 board, as two of these together trounce the latest 5 series ati's in various tests and comparisons and at £151 are somewhat cheaper..
1 Like #36
I have the 4870, miffed i payed £180 18 months ago. Great card. matches the 260GTX for performance and even the 280 in some cases.

And yes it does produce sound through the DVI port. You need to use the DVI > HDMI adapter that is included with the card to get it working on a TV (other adapters wont work as they aren't designed with sound in mind). Also make sure to install the latest catalyst drivers that has the HDMI audio driver included. After this make sure that HDMI audio is set as the default playback device if you want it to work.

It'll eat COD and other GPU heavy games, overclocks quite well too.

Only complaints are the noisy fan which can be fixed with either a quick hack to the settings file or buying an after market cooler. My other complaint is the memory size, for a card of its power it should've really shipped with 1GB as standard. Makes it hard to play some modern games with very high texture settings.

Still £70 odd quid is ****ing cheap!
#37
I just paid £140 for a sapphire 5770. If I'd have seen this first, would have gotten 2 of these instead.. How annoying :(
#38
Just to clear up a few things. Mine arrived today, it came with 1x DVI -> VGA adapter, 1x CrossfireX bridge and 2x Molex 4-pin to PCI-E 6 pin power adapters. It says on the box "HDMI with 7.1 surround sound ATI GPUs". It did not come with a DVI -> HDMI adapter and it has only 2 connections on the back which are both DVI. It does not have the other socket that is pictured on the Ebuyer photos.

Have played COD4 and Dragon Age Origins both maxed out at 1280x1024 and its plays smooth. Rig is E6600 CPU, 6GB DDR2 and Corsair 520W PSU.

Hope this helps!
#39
Hi all,

i'm looking to upgrade my graphics on my media center pc. A couple of questions -

does this support direct x 11? ( i want to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate)
whats the best way to get HDMI from it to stream HD movies? - Using the custom dvi to hdmi cable some have mentioned already?
I would assume sound should be fed optical out from the sound card to an amp, rather than the feed out of dvi to the tv?

any suggestions welcome.

thanks
573310
#40
573310
Hi all,

i'm looking to upgrade my graphics on my media center pc. A couple of questions -

does this support direct x 11? ( i want to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate)
whats the best way to get HDMI from it to stream HD movies? - Using the custom dvi to hdmi cable some have mentioned already?
I would assume sound should be fed optical out from the sound card to an amp, rather than the feed out of dvi to the tv?

any suggestions welcome.

thanks
573310


No it doesn't support dx11, only the very latest cards have any support for that. But that doesn't mean it won't work in 7.

If you've got an amp for sound then yeah use the sound card or on board sound to deal with sound and get any dvi-hdmi adapter to get the video on screen.

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