Diamond HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Video Card Review

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The Test System


Diamond HD 4870

Today I’m using my default Intel test bed based around a Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 and an Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650. The memory was running at 1333MHz with 7-7-7-21-2T timings. Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit was the operating system of choice with the SP1 patch applied. For the ATI cards the Catalyst 8.7 drivers were utilized while the Nvidia cards ran the 175.19 drivers. For the overclocking segment there was no additional cooling applied to the cards and the tests were performed prior to removing the heatsink for the bare card images.

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650

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Motherboard

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6

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Memory

Corsair PC3-14400C7 Dominator 2x1GB

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Video Card

See Above

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Hard Drive

Seagate 7200.10 320GB

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Cooling

QX9650 Box Cooler

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Power Supply

OCZ 700w GameXStream

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Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate

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