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Gigabyte Unveils Radeon HD 4870 1GB Equipped with DisplayPort

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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.

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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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i'm also curious why the cord looks like if you bump it it will come flying off....
 
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+1 on the botched wire installation .. at least put it in a sheath
 
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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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They think a lot of their fan leaving the memory nekkid like that.:p
 
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'bout time. Now bring on the DisplayPort monitors!
 
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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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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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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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'bout time. Now bring on the DisplayPort monitors!
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/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6272

Dell 3008
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.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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bleh its so old tech over here.

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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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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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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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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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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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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i see my old gigabyte 8800gt there , nothing improve in coolers
 

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