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Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card - The Card

We haven't seen anything from Force3D before, but the HD 4870 Black Edition from them today looks to be the goods.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 30, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Force3D

The Card

 

Getting rid of all the boring stuff and finally getting onto the card itself, we can see that the big thing about this card is the cooler. The cooler they're using is an Accelero Twin Turbo cooler which is part of the Arctic Cooling line.

 

Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card

 

Behind the fans we can see a number of fins and if we look at the bottom of the card we can see that four heat pipes come out the bottom to help get the heat away from the core. The whole cooler looks pretty mean looking with the two fans and we can see Force3D have placed some stickers on there.

 

Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card

 

Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card

 

Looking around the card; there isn't anything out of the ordinary. At the back of the card we have two 6-pin PCI Express power connectors while moving across the top shows us two Crossfire connectors if you want to put two or three of these bad boys together.

 

Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card

 

The I/O side of things doesn't hold any surprises; apart from some vents to let the hot air escape, we have a single TV-Out port that sits between two Dual Link DVI connectors.

 

Specifications

 

Force3D have taken the time to overclock the card. The core has moved from the default 750MHz to 770MHz while the memory has gone from 900MHz to 950MHz which equates to a 3800MHz Data Rate.

 

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