ATI Radeon HD 4870 – Best Graphics card for money. New ATI Radeon 4870 based on the RV770 graphics core that powers the Ati Radeon 4850, the new Radeon 4870 card is clocked at 750MHz and uses new GDDR5 memory and having 800 stream processing cores. Main Difference between Ati 3850 and Ati Radeon 4870 is clock speeds and memory type otherwise the Radeon HD 4870 and HD 4850 having same number of transistors (956 million), use a 55nm manufacturing process, offer DX10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 support, and use ATI’s CrossFireX multi-GPU technology.
ATI Radeon 4870 giving Serious challenge to newly launched Nvidia GTX 260 Graphics card. In performance wise Nvidia GTX 260 score little over Ati 4870 but pricewise ATI Radeon 4870 is winner.
Use two Ati 4870 in crossfire mode it can beat Nvidia GTX 280 easily.
ATI Radeon HD 4870 Specs:
- Stream Processors – 800
- Texture Units - 40
- ROPs – 16
- Core Clock – 750MHz
- Memory Clock – 900MHz (3600MHz data rate) GDDR5 993MHz
- Memory Bus Width – 256-bit
- Frame Buffer – 512MB
- Transistor Count – 956M
- Manufacturing Process – TSMC 55nm
ATI Radeon HD 4870 Price in India: 9,000 Indian Rupee