Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS EAH4870 Matrix 512MB Video Card Review
|Product:||Asus Matrix HD 4870 512MB (Radeon HD 4870)|
|Date:||Wed, Jan 21, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Chris Morrell -|
Asus Matrix HD 4870 Card Images
To kick things off, here's the card from the top. Asus has included a double-fan configuration with a quad heatpipe assembly. No joke, this thing has the cooling capacity for a chip much hotter than the RV770 GPU core.
The backside is rather plain and more or less a common sight. Plenty of little components for the GDDR5 power circuit and the PWM.
An interesting view of the card shows both 6-pin PCIe plugs and the backside of the heatsink.
The card features two DVI ports and an HDTV/S-Video output port.
Popping the heatsink off reveals a custom PCB with a much simpler layout than the reference HD 4870.
The all important PWM circuits: This card features 4-phase GPU and 2-phase GDDR5 regulation -- more than sufficient for all scenarios.
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Page 1 - The Asus Matrix HD 4870
Page 2 - Asus Matrix HD 4870 Card Images
Page 3 - Test System
Page 4 - Company of Heroes
Page 5 - Crysis
Page 6 - FarCry 2
Page 7 - Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Page 8 - 3DMark 2006 and Vantage
Page 9 - Asus iTracker
Page 10 - Overclocking and Temperatures
Page 11 - Conclusion