Palit Radeon HD4870 512MB Graphics Card Review

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     June 25, 2008

Test System & Setup

System Used

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9770 @ 3.852Ghz
Memory: G.Skill 2x 2GB DDR2-1000 @ 1052Mhz DDR
Motherboard: DFI LanParty DK X38 T2R
Disk Drive: Pioneer DVD Writer
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 320GB SATAII
Fans: 2X Yate Loon 120mm @ 1200RPM
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000W
Monitor: Samsung 305T 30” widescreen LCD
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1

Graphics Cards:

Palit Radeon HD4870 512MB (Stock)
Sapphire Radeon HD4850 512MB (Stock)
EVGA Geforce GTX 280 (stock)
EVGA 8800GT 512MB (stock)
BFG 9800 GTX (stock)


ATI 4800 Series 5 Beta (release: June 23rd)
Nvidia 177.35 WHQL (GTX 280)
Nvidia 175.19 WHQL

Due to the unpredictability of some beta drivers in Windows Vista x64, we have decided to only use WHQL drivers for all graphics cards other than the one being tested.

Applications Used:

3DMark06 Professional
3DMark Vantage
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Devil May Cry 4 Demo
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Demo
Unreal Tournament III
World in Conflict


- All games tested have been patched to their latest version

- The OS has had all the latest hotfixes and updates installed

- All scores you see are the averages after 4 benchmark runs

- If the game did not support 2560 x 1600 resolution, the closest resolution to that was used

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