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ATI Radeon HD 4870: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
- Core clock speed 750 MHz
- Max video memory 1024
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 3600 MHz
- Maximum resolution
ATI started Radeon HD 4870 sales 25 June 2008 at a recommended price of $299. This is TeraScale architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 115.2 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 250 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Of Radeon HD 4870's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||560|
|Value for money||1.56|
|GPU code name||RV770|
|Release date||25 June 2008 (13 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$299|
|Price now||$131 (0.4x MSRP)||of 9999 (Radeon Pro Vega II)|
Radeon HD 4870's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 4870's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||800||of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)|
|Core clock speed||750 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Number of transistors||956 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||55 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||150 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||30.00||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
|Floating-point performance||1,200.0 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 4870's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 2.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||2x 6-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on 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.
|Maximum RAM amount||1 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||3600 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||115.2 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on 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||2x DVI, 1x S-Video|
APIs supported by Radeon HD 4870, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||3.3||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 4870. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Let's see how good Radeon HD 4870 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Overall Radeon HD 4870 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
The nearest Radeon HD 4870's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 275, which is faster by 3% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.
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