Tuesday, December 9th 2008

Gigabyte Unveils Radeon HD 4870 1GB Equipped with DisplayPort

Gigabyte today, has released a new graphics card based on the ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics processor (GPU), in a non-reference design. While sporting a thin and light appearance, the card retains high-grade electrical components such as digital PWM circuitry the reference PCB sports. The prominent features of the card include a DisplayPort connector alongside an HDMI port, both on the PCB. The card features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory made by Qimonda, across a 256-bit wide bus.

Being non-reference and Gigabyte, it's expected to have a blue coloured PCB. The GPU is cooled by a Zalman VF830 cooler, which features on several of today's graphics cards by Gigabyte. The memory is left to be cooled under its air-flow. The VRM area gets a heatsink of its own. The card is powered by two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors. It uses reference clock speeds of 750 MHz for the GPU and 900 MHz (effective 3600 MT/s) for the memory. It is yet to be priced.

Source: Hexus.net
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22 Comments on Gigabyte Unveils Radeon HD 4870 1GB Equipped with DisplayPort

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
well displayport is a good idea on a high end card. helps it maintain its usefulness over time.

That cooler looks kinda funky - why is the power cord reaching across the whole card?
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i'm also curious why the cord looks like if you bump it it will come flying off....
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
+1 on the botched wire installation .. at least put it in a sheath
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#4
sno.lcn
That's where the fan header is on all of the 4850's I've seen. I'm guessing it was a thousand times easier to leave it where it was and run a wire, than to change the printing on the board ;)

I'm sure this will be a kick ass card, like all of the Gigabyte cards I've owned. After the few review samples I've gotten from Gigabyte, they're definitely my first choice when buying a new graphics card these days :)


And I'm guessing Gigabyte's GamerHud will let us crank the voltage on this card with a simple mouse click :D
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#5
DonInKansas
They think a lot of their fan leaving the memory nekkid like that.:p
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#6
Jizzler
'bout time. Now bring on the DisplayPort monitors!
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#8
tkpenalty
by: Para_Franck
wtf... no ram sinks?
Its not like the RAM even runs warm enough to require cooling (Most of the time, except for overvolted GDDR3; i.e. my quimonda).
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#9
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: tkpenalty
Its not like the RAM even runs warm enough to require cooling (Most of the time, except for overvolted GDDR3; i.e. my quimonda).
DDR5 runs very hot.
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#10
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
I've never seen a display thats used a display port, I went into curry's and comet and the sales dudes were like wtf is that from 1970. They then told me HDMI is the future and I should get a screen with one of those .....
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#11
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: DrPepper
I've never seen a display thats used a display port, I went into curry's and comet and the sales dudes were like wtf is that from 1970. They then told me HDMI is the future and I should get a screen with one of those .....
ur joking ... right?
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#12
Keiki
by: Jizzler
'bout time. Now bring on the DisplayPort monitors!
by: DrPepper
I've never seen a display thats used a display port, I went into curry's and comet and the sales dudes were like wtf is that from 1970. They then told me HDMI is the future and I should get a screen with one of those .....
Dell 2709
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=223-9379

Dell 2408
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6272

Dell 3008
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=223-4890

Just to name a few... Seems like Dell's really gettin into the future-proof business eh? :)
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#13
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
bleh its so old tech over here.

by: [I.R.A]_FBi
ur joking ... right?
nope and then i found a pretty looking 32" with 1920 x 1080p including stand for £400 :D
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: DrPepper
bleh its so old tech over here.



nope and then i found a pretty looking 32" with 1920 x 1080p including stand for £400 :D
OLD tech? displayport is REPLACING HDMI.
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#15
eidairaman1
very Clean Board, some may complain that it doesnt have Ramsinks equipped but i think they are only really needed if your overclocking, and besides the stock TIM they use for the Ram sucks and that is for any company, 1 Part AS Epoxy + 1 Part AS5 Compound FTW!!! (50/50 Mix).
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#16
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Mussels
OLD tech? displayport is REPLACING HDMI.
You misunderstood me, I mean that no one has heard of displayport over here and that they think HDMI is a new thing.
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
by: DrPepper
You misunderstood me, I mean that no one has heard of displayport over here and that they think HDMI is a new thing.
ah right.

you should also inform them of fire, and the wheel. i hear they're taking the world by storm!
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#18
roadie
The card I have been waiting for! Is it just the cooling solution that is non reference, or is the power circuitry non reference too?

With an Accelero S1 and the Turbo Module installed, it should be very cool, quiet and overclockable.

I really hope it has Gamer HUD too for voltage adjustments via software.

/Edit/ From what I can see the power circuitry is the same, and the only difference between this and the reference PCB are some extra bits by the Display Port. This card also only has Gamer HUD Lite, so it may not be the massive overclocker worth waiting for:

Gigabyte model link
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#19
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Mussels
ah right.

you should also inform them of fire, and the wheel. i hear they're taking the world by storm!
:roll:
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#20
pr0n Inspector
now if only they would sell that VRM heatsink separately...
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#21
Hayder_Master
i see my old gigabyte 8800gt there , nothing improve in coolers
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: hayder.master
i see my old gigabyte 8800gt there , nothing improve in coolers
is it a good cooler? quiet, and decent performing?
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