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ASUS EAH4870 Radeon HD 4870 Graphics Card

Although wrought with numerous delays, ATI finally launched their long-awaited Radeon HD 4870 graphics card on June 25, 2008. As it was the first graphics card to feature the spanking new GDDR5 memory, much was expected of the Radeon HD 4870.

Fortunately, ATI finally delivered what they promised their fans for years - NVIDIA-thumping performance at a competitive price point. Today, we will be taking a look at an example of this card from ASUS - the ASUS EAH4870 graphics card.

To find out more, read our Comprehensive Review!

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Comprehensive Review

Model

• ASUS EAH4870/G/HTDI/512M

Graphics Engine

• ATI Radeon HD 4870

Stream Processors

• 800

Vertex Shader Version

• 4.1

Pixel Shader Version

• 4.1

Textures Per Clock

• Average 48

ROPs

• 32

Core Clock

• 750 MHz

Fill Rate

• 36,000 MTexels/s

Graphics Memory

• 512 MB GDDR5

Graphics Memory Clock

• 900 MHz (3.6 GHz QDR)

Memory Bus Width

• 256-bit

Memory Bandwidth

• 115.2 GB/s

Bus Support

• PCI Express 2.0

RAMDAC

• Two integrated 400 MHz, 30-bit RAMDACs

CRT Max. Resolution

• 2048 x 1536

DVI Max. Resolution

• 3840 x 2400

Display Support

• Two dual-linked HDCP-enabled DVI-I ports
• One 7-pin HDTV-out port

Card Size

• 11.12 cm (4.376 inches) tall
• 24.13 cm (9.5 inches) long

Bundled Accessories

• DVI-to-VGA adaptor
• DVI-to-HDMI adaptor
• HDTV-out cable
• Composite-out adaptor
• CrossFire cable
• Power cable

Software Bundle

• ASUS Utilities & Driver CDs
• Alone In The Dark game

Free Gift

• Leather Mouse Pad

 

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