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"Tiny Little" Colamax HD4870 mini review

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by BlackBird, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. BlackBird

    BlackBird New Member

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    Although 5750 and 5770 are impressive in power consumption
    but seems 4870 are somewhat better in price (HKD ~$950 vs ~$1260, approx. USD$ 121/$161)
    So I get one:D

    It's also come from Triplex as the post below
    http://www.techpowerup.com/91388/Tr...D_4830_Without_Auxiliary_Power_Connector.html
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    But seems 4870 are impossible for 6-pin-less isn't it?:laugh:
    so, still one there
    But result in frequency reduction to 700/900(3600)
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    Copper Core Heatsink:D
    No Fan Speed Control:banghead:
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    begin our test:D

    Test Platform :
    Phenom X4 965 @ 2.2G NB
    Biostar TA785GE 128M
    Samsung DDR2-800 1G x2 @ 5-5-5-15

    3D Mark 06
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    and...
    Temperature Test:D
    Ambient ~23deg.
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    Nice. And hear I am struggling to get a full lenght card in a sff case.
     
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    A low profile 4870 cool man :D
     
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    It's not low profile.
     
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    Not really, I rather wait for the HD 5750, and trash this "4870".
    Honestly, my HIS 4850 clocks higher than that without voltmod.:laugh:

    Edit: The HIS and ICON (Force3D) 5770 is selling for $1290 now, and the HIS can be found for $1260 in Mong Kok.
    Just avoid Colamax if you want your card to last....
     
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    But looks like small than the other 4870 models.
     
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    It's much shorter. It could be a good option for some HTPC cases.
     
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    How 4850 clock the GDDR3 as GDDR5?:D

    and....
    seems you are the guy that trapped by the thing called "brand loyality"

    Honestly,
    i am the guy that handle RMA:D
    How far it goes, I KNOW IT ALL:D
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    This card is tiny, if size is the case, you arent going to go out and buy a 5770, because it wont fit. This thing will probably OC quiet well if it is a full fledged 4870 and not a binned down one, so I wouldn't count it out, remember a 4870 is still slightly faster than a 5770 when both at factory clocks.
     
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    If it came in a 1GB version, I'd love to get it for crossfire. A full length card in the second port cuts into where my SATA cords get plugged into, it's a bad design. This would be short enough not to bother mah cables.
     

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