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ATI Radeon HD 4870

RV770
Graphics Processor
800
Cores
40
TMUs
16
ROPs
512 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
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The Radeon HD 4870 was a performance graphics card by ATI, launched in June 2008. Built on the 55 nm process, and based on the RV770 graphics processor, in its RV770 PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 10.1. The RV770 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 256 mm² and 956 million transistors. It features 800 shading units, 40 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. ATI has placed 512 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 750 MHz, memory is running at 900 MHz.
We recommend the ATI Radeon HD 4870 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1280x720.
Being a dual-slot card, the ATI Radeon HD 4870 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 150 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. Radeon HD 4870 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 250 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 299 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: RV770
GPU Variant: RV770 PRO
Architecture: TeraScale
Process Size: 55 nm
Transistors: 956 million
Die Size: 256 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jun 25th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 299 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 750 MHz
Memory Clock: 900 MHz
3600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 512 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 115.2 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 800
TMUs: 40
ROPs: 16
Compute Units: 10
Pixel Rate: 12.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 30.00 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 1,200 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 9.84 inches
250 mm
TDP: 150 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin
Board Number: B507

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.1
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: 1.0
Shader Model: 4.1

Reviews

Our review database contains 135 reviews of the Radeon HD 4870.

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS HD 4870 DK TOP 815 MHz 925 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm
ASUS HD 4870 TOP 815 MHz 925 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm
ASUS ROG Matrix HD 4870 770 MHz 920 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm
HIS HD 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo 780 MHz 1000 MHz
HIS HD 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo 1 GB 770 MHz 1000 MHz 1024 MB
HIS HD 4870 Turbo 780 MHz 1000 MHz 9.69 inches/246 mm
Palit HD 4870 Sonic Dual 775 MHz 1000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort 1x VGA
Palit HD 4870 Sonic Dual 775 MHz 1000 MHz 2x DVI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 4870 LCS 800 MHz 950 MHz 9.49 inches/241 mm, Single-slot
Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic 780 MHz 1000 MHz
Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic 1 GB 780 MHz 1000 MHz 1024 MB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Sapphire HD 4870 Vapor-X 1 GB 750 MHz 900 MHz 1024 MB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Sapphire HD 4870 Vapor-X 2 GB 750 MHz 900 MHz 2048 MB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
XFX HD 4870 750 MHz 900 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, Single-slot, 2x DVI
XFX HD 4870 1 GB 750 MHz 900 MHz 1024 MB
XFX HD 4870 XXX 775 MHz 950 MHz
XFX HD 4870 XXX 1 GB 775 MHz 950 MHz 1024 MB