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MSI overclocks HD 4870 to 800MHz


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Preview: R4870 catches up to GTX 260 in Vantage

 

MSI is one of the first partners to overclock the HD 4870 graphics card, and we're proud to show you a couple of photos and some initial scores this card has achieved.

MSI R4870 card’s core runs at 800MHz, which is 50MHz more than reference 750MHz. Looks-wise, it’s no different from the reference card, meaning we still have a dual slot cooler and a red PCB powered by two 6-pin power connectors.

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Due to higher speeds, its power consumption will probably be a bit over 160W, but we’re willing to give that up for some nice benchmark results.

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We see here that MSI overclocked this card just enough to handle Geforce GTX 260 in Vantage. Reference Sapphire ran 3.7% slower than the overclocked MSI card.

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We’ll soon have more results, but for now we have to compliment MSI on their decision to overclock HD 4870. This card certainly packs a punch and it will bring some excellent performance at a price of around €220.



 

Last modified on 14 July 2008
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