ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870: specs and benchmarks

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870

Summary

ATI started Mobility Radeon HD 4870 sales 9 January 2009. This is TeraScale architecture notebook card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.78 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 56.83 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.03 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Mobility Radeon HD 4870's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.83
 
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Code name
M98
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
9 January 2009
 
Price now
$305
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Mobility Radeon HD 4870's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Mobility Radeon HD 4870's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
800
 
Core clock speed
550 MHz
 
Transistor count
956 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Texture fill rate
22.00
 
Floating-point performance
880.0 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 4870's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Mobility Radeon HD 4870: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
1776 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
56.83 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 4870. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 4870. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Powerplay
+
 
1x Dual-Link/Single-Link DVI
+
 
PCI-E 2.0 x16
+
 
1x Single-Link DVI Support (all display ports have to be supported by the laptop manufacturer)
+
 
DisplayPort support up to 2560x1600
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 4870, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
OpenGL
3.3
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Mobility Radeon HD 4870. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

6.03

3DMark Vantage Performance

6631

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Mobility Radeon HD 4870 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Mobility Radeon HD 4870 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 750M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

User rating

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