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Gainward ATI Radeon HD4870 "Sonic Edition" 512MB GDDR5 - £126.49 delivered + Quidco @ Novatech
Gainward ATI Radeon HD4870 "Sonic Edition" 512MB GDDR5 - £126.49 delivered + Quidco @ Novatech

Gainward ATI Radeon HD4870 "Sonic Edition" 512MB GDDR5 - £126.49 delivered + Quidco @ Novatech

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Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition equipped with GDDR5 industry lead memory is a revolutionary graphics solution with dual bios and dual fan. This Palit own design graphics solution with world's first "Smart Switch" technology making overclocking an easy thing; it further equipped with the one and only dual fan cooling system allowing users to turbocharge the speed with no worries about noise and heat!

Features
- ATI Radeon HD 4870 GPU @ 775MHz
- 512MB GDDR5 Memory @ 4000MHz
- Analague, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI connections all onboard
- 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
- Built-in HDMI with 5.1 surround sound support
- On-chip HDCP

21 Comments

great price for a great card

if there's one thing i don't want my graphics card to be.. it's 'Sonic'. marketing people should be shot and replaced. together with the people who design the boxart for these things.
anyway.. how does this compare with 8800GT ?

My friend would like this card - but after checking his motherboard spec - it says his PCIE slot is PCI Express x16, there is no mention if this is PCI Express 1 or 2. The PC he has is almost 3 years old. Would this card work. Or does he need to stick to PCI E 1 or PCI E.

Thanks

well the 4850 is closer matched to an 8800/9800, this is closer to a GTX260 (well its ATI`s equiv),and i`m sure this card comes out on top!

Crikey!!

That's a very good price!

Looks the same as my 'gainward golden sample version' (essentailly made by the same company - think Palit own Gainward)

Well worth that price, although Im still holding off for a year on crossfire!

scotsann;5180626

My friend would like this card - but after checking his motherboard spec … My friend would like this card - but after checking his motherboard spec - it says his PCIE slot is PCI Express x16, there is no mention if this is PCI Express 1 or 2. The PC he has is almost 3 years old. Would this card work. Or does he need to stick to PCI E 1 or PCI E.Thanks



Will work as long as Power Supply is strong enough.However, I do not think it is reasonable to buy this card for 3years old computer....:)

scotsann;5180626

My friend would like this card - but after checking his motherboard spec … My friend would like this card - but after checking his motherboard spec - it says his PCIE slot is PCI Express x16, there is no mention if this is PCI Express 1 or 2. The PC he has is almost 3 years old. Would this card work. Or does he need to stick to PCI E 1 or PCI E.Thanks



the 4870 IS a PCI Express x16 card.

also, as mentioned above, make sure you have a good power supply to handle this card - its no power hungry monster, but still needs a good mid range PSU - at least 500w imo

to upgrade a 3 year old PC... it MAY be worth it but bear in mind cpu will be bottleneck, but if its an early model core 2 duo you would get decent performance for most games imo.

Thanks there is a 500w psu in there just now. I agree with you all - but the only thing that doesn't meet the requirements for Crysis is the graphics card..

Interesting, hdmi built into the card. I've seen the cheap cards with hdmi but normally mid-high end cards use an dvi to hdmi adapter.

displayport - first card I've seen with that, go nice with the Dell 2709wfp.

scotsann;5181128

Thanks there is a 500w psu in there just now. I agree with you all - but … Thanks there is a 500w psu in there just now. I agree with you all - but the only thing that doesn't meet the requirements for Crysis is the graphics card..



Minimum requirements mean absolutely nothing to be honest. What's the processor model? Is his board OCable? Pointless pairing this with a P4 for example.

I know someones gonna kick my ass over this because its OCUK.

But imho i think this is a better deal, and if anything goes wrong with your graphics card get in touch with sapphire! because OCUK are a bunch of *****s.


overclockers.co.uk/sho…-SP

The Sapphire card mentioned above is already posted as a ]deal. Other than the retailer, this is a good buy - very slightly faster (5mhz on GPU) but comes with a bundled game.

Both good deals - choose the manufacturer and retailer you prefer. ]Here is a review of the card mentioned in this deal.


Megacamz;5181240

I know someones gonna kick my ass over this because its OCUK.But imho i … I know someones gonna kick my ass over this because its OCUK.But imho i think this is a better deal, and if anything goes wrong with your graphics card get in touch with sapphire! because OCUK are a bunch of *****s.http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-185-SP

Sorry to bother people with techy questions...

A friend of mine is looking for a new PC to play Empire Total War and maybe the odd bit of Crysis. His PC isn't that bad (I don't think), except for the graphics card. I'm worried the CPU will be a bottleneck though.

It's a Pentium D (2 core) 3 or 3.2ghz with 2gb DDR2 ram but only a 7600GS card. Due to the CPU and PSU probably not being the greatest I think an ATI 4770 would be a sensible buy at around £85?

Yeah I'd agree with the 4770 to be fair, though he could always get this and just crank up the AA and AF to get the most out of it.

The OcUK Value 260GTX is probably a better buy at £130+del simply for almost double the memory.

DDR3 is fastest for pc's and DDR5 is fastest for graphics cards. Give it a couple of years and you should see ddr5 for pc's.

overclockers always seem to have 5 stars on user feedback.

They must veto everything. Should be more like Amazon for user feedback.

Scan always have stars but no user feedback, trying to get you to buy higher star products. I notice the Seagate 7200.11 hard disks have high stars and these have bad reps for faulty firmware made worst by a 2nd faulty firmware. People who never had problems in the first place but were worried installed the firmware only to make their drive faulty.

Are there any good esellers you can trust apart from Amazon?

Gort1951;5181163

displayport - first card I've seen with that, go nice with the Dell … displayport - first card I've seen with that, go nice with the Dell 2709wfp.


Not much point - existing DVI and HDMI links are already lossless, so you've got nothing to gain by using DisplayPort instead.
Gort1951;5186356

overclockers always seem to have 5 stars on user feedback.They must veto … overclockers always seem to have 5 stars on user feedback.They must veto everything. Should be more like Amazon for user feedback.Scan always have stars but no user feedback, trying to get you to buy higher star products. I notice the Seagate 7200.11 hard disks have high stars and these have bad reps for faulty firmware made worst by a 2nd faulty firmware. People who never had problems in the first place but were worried installed the firmware only to make their drive faulty.Are there any good esellers you can trust apart from Amazon?


eBuyer - they don't censor their reviews.

Gort1951;5186356

They must veto everything. Should be more like Amazon for user feedback. … They must veto everything. Should be more like Amazon for user feedback. Are there any good esellers you can trust apart from Amazon?

You may have noticed on Amazon, some give a 1-star review for something that is clearly faulty to begin with. All they needed to do was return the faulty product & review the good replacement instead - not too difficult a task one would imagine, don't you think? Also quite a number of ignorant people on there reviewing electrical/computing/technology-related items (I hope nobody takes this personally - I'm only referring to the ignorant ones who haven't a clue).

Most reviews/reviewers at all sites are usually subjective, so take it all with a pinch of salt & decide for yourself, or enquire about them in knowledgeable forums. If you want to see some level of objectivity about any product, read independent & user reviews that give a more balanced assessment: with pros & cons, direct comparisons with other similar products, a good description of features (or lack), etc.

Gort1951;5186356

Scan always have stars but no user feedback, trying to get you to buy … Scan always have stars but no user feedback, trying to get you to buy higher star products. I notice the Seagate 7200.11 hard disks have high stars and these have bad reps for faulty firmware made worst by a 2nd faulty firmware. People who never had problems in the first place but were worried installed the firmware only to make their drive faulty.

Scan don't have a user rating system at all actually. The stars one sees is dependent on the level of a product's 'high-endedness', or lack of.
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