ASUS EAH4870 Matrix 512MB Video Card ReviewWed, Jan 21, 2009 - 12:00 AM
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.