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Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card 100251SR (Benchmark Reviews)

Technology doesn't play favorites, and when it reaches an apex there is an indifference towards who develops it. ATI has learned this lesson the hard way, having watched from the sidelines for so long that most have forgotten that AMD could be a leader in technology. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the latest evolution in graphics cards, and ATI has delivered something bigger than we've ever seen before. Benchmark Reviews is fortunate to test the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Dual-RV770 GPU video card 100251SR against a collection of todays hottest video cards available.

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user94220773685d ago

wow, Might wanna pick this up for my custom built computer

bumnut3685d ago

i was going to buy 2 4870's (one now and another in a couple of months)

but i am tempted to wait and get one of these instead.

Bolts3685d ago

I'm sorry but this 4870 X2 was rather disappointing. First it failed to edge out the single GPU OC 280 GTX in the Crysis benchmarks and thats a biggie. The second problem is the heat. A single a 4870 is already like opening the gateway to hell on top of your motherboard, the card is dangerously hot. Now with two GPU the card is running at a blistering 90 C and the heat completely unacceptable. That isn't just hot, thats enough to burn the skin off your hand.

Ghoul3685d ago (Edited 3685d ago )

nice performance but far from good.

the small fps gain against a gtx280 is kinda disapointing and the watt usage and heat is kinda horrible

SafeRat3685d ago

Crysis does appear to be the exception with dual-gpu / crossfire/sli cards and performance gains though, according to the vast majority of reviews out there. Still, the heat is excessive...

Ghoul3685d ago

- Consumes more power than any other product tested
- Extremely high heat output - very hot under full load

2 no gos for me :( sadly couse i was looking foreward to this one

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