The new 1GB HD4870s that have arrived also heralded the arrival of HD4870s with 2GB or VRAM, which is exactly what the Guru of 3D has up for review.   That extra RAM will come in very handy with your 30″ monitor, playing at 2560×1600 and the raw power of the card will let you set most, if not all options to their highest settings.  If you are playing with a monitor in the 20″ range, you really won’t see much difference between the original HD4870 and this new version.

“Here we nicely and lengthy test the HIS Radeon HD 4870 X2 2048MB. A graphics card with 1600 tiny little sub-processors on that X2 hauling ass on your frame rate, and that’s the success of the Radeon HD 4870 X2 .. incredible 3D computing performance, RAW power.

Obviously HIS technology jumped that bandwagon as well, and though we regret to not see a customized cooler on this product, it once again managed to impress us very much.”

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