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Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 Videocard Review
Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Today PCSTATS is testing Palit's latest videocard, the Radeon HD 4870 X2, sporting a pair of ATI/AMD's powerful 4870 (Radeon 770) GPUs. This dual slot card is intended to provide gamers with the power of a dual video card Crossfire setup in a single unit, and features a huge 2GB of onboard GDDR5 video memory.
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Conclusions: Palit's Radeon HD4870X2 Rocks!

Palit's newest entry into the high-end video game stakes comes at a very attractive price, particularly given its flagship performance!

As we saw in benchmark after benchmark, the Palit HD 4870X2 videocard takes full advantage of its twin R770 GPUs to came out on top time and time again by a substantial margin.

There is no denying that the Palit Radeon HD 4870X2 videocard is a massive beast - this graphics solution weighs over a kilo, and its power demands are equally vast. The Palit HD 4870X2 comes equipped with a heatsink that is up to the challenge, cooling the card effectively with a minimum of noise. As you would expect from a video card bearing twin high-end GPUs though, the HD 4870X2 gets a little toasty on top. PCSTATS definitely recommends a having a rear exhaust fan on your system for this baby (but then, you should have one anyway), or upping the cards fan speed to exhaust more heat outside the system. Given the size of this card (27cm!) PCSTATS appreciated the placing of the twin PCI-Express power connectors on the face of the card, rather than the end. This can make all the difference in the world for gamers on a budget trying to shoehorn a high-end card into a mid-tower system.

Palit's packaging for the HD 4870X2 is similarly effective but unglamorous. The HDMI adapter is essential for taking full advantage of the R770's capabilities, but we would have liked a second DVI-to-analog adapter also. The HD 4870X2 comes equipped with everything you need to connect to multiple monitors and LCD and/or HDTV screens too.

Perhaps because of its twin-GPU configuration, the HD 4870X2 wasn't able to achieve much in the overclocking area. We did manage a respectable 200MHz memory boost, though. This is not a tweaker's card, but more of a straight up gamers' delight, based on what we witnessed in the benchmark results.

If you crave widescreen gaming on a 20" or 24" LCD display, with the newest and most intensive games, with virtually all the eye candy enabled, the Palit HD 4870X2 2GB is the best videocard for the job.... That is, at least until the performance records are shattered once more in this ever changing industry! Definitely recommended.

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Contents of Article: Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
 Pg 1.  Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2 Technology
 Pg 3.  Power Consumption, Thermal Solution, Noise
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the Twin Radeon 4870 GPUs
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: System Specs, 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark 3DMark06
 Pg 7.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Crysis, Call of Juaraz
 Pg 8.  DX10 Video card Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 10.  Video card Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 11.  Advanced Video card Benchmarks: Crysis, Quake 4
 Pg 12.  Advanced Video card Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 13.  — Conclusions: Palit's Radeon HD4870X2 Rocks!

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