PaLiT Revolution 700 HD 4870 X2 Video Card Review

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Undressing the Revolution 700

PaLiT HD 4870x2
 

Here’s what we are starting with: a completely assembled HD 4870 X2. To start, I removed the plastic heatsink shroud and fan assembly…

PaLiT HD 4870x2

…which leaves you with this: the two bare heatsinks and the memory and PWM heatsink.

PaLiT HD 4870x2

Here’s a nice shot of memory and PWM heatsink which is essentially a thick piece of aluminum with fins in appropriate areas.

PaLiT HD 4870x2

Next you unscrew the backplate that covers the eight memory chips on the backside of the PCB, unveiling a rather boring piece of PCB.

PaLiT HD 4870x2

Next up, unscrew the mounts for the main heatsinks and remove them and the front memory and PWM heatsink to reveal all the bits and pieces that make this card a beast.

PaLiT HD 4870x2

Above is a reference PCB. I know the differences aren’t easily discernible but PaLiT has added a VGA outlet, rotated the external power connectors 90 degrees, and changed the PWM chokes. Otherwise, the reference and custom PCBs look quite similar.

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