Replacement graphics card for 512mb 4870

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Found 16th Sep 2017
Hello good people of HUKD

my aging 4870 has died and I was wondering if someone could suggest a replacement modern card as a replacement with similar performance.

As I'm running a dual core E8400 putting the modern equivalent card to the 4870 when it was put in doesn't make sense. As technology has moved on so much I'm thinking even a basic card would out do the 4870 but just wanted to make sure.

thank you for your time
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5450's are cheap and cheerful, and easy to come by. By no means completely "modern" but will probably be ample for your needs.
BeerDrinker2 h, 58 m ago

5450's are cheap and cheerful, and easy to come by. By no means completely …5450's are cheap and cheerful, and easy to come by. By no means completely "modern" but will probably be ample for your needs.


The 5450 is only one revision newer, and was absolute bottom of the range to the top of the range 4870. It's substantially slower.

Something like the GDDR5 versions of the GT 730 or R7 240 would be equivalent (The DDR3 versions have substantially less memory bandwidth). Because integrated graphics are so strong these days there's not much low end market, so they're even worse value than they used to be. Those two cards are 2011-2012 technology.

The new GT 1030 or RX 550 are also worth considering now that they've come down in price to £60-65. They're just over twice as fast as the GT 730/R7 240 GDDR5:
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Do you know what your psu is ?
kester7654 m ago

Do you know what your psu is ?


The 4870 was a circa 200W card so power supply won't be an issue.
EndlessWaves23 m ago

The 4870 was a circa 200W card so power supply won't be an issue.

I was more interested in the age of the PSU as the GPU could of been running the PSU at the top end and PSU degradation could be more of an issue.
A replacement 4870 would be £12 on CeX
The Nvidia GTX 460 at £25 edges ahead, and supports DX11 & DX12 FL11 instead of DX10.1
But the HD 5850 also at £25 is further ahead, but DX11 only

Kind of depends on the budget you want to put in, or if you wanted an upgrade, if you're talking new, then the GT1030 is power efficient and beats the 4870 - but depending on benchmark, trades punches with the HD 5850 which is a lot of power for the price, but a similar 150W to the 4870
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