PowerColor Announces PCS+ HD4870 1GB GDDR5

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News Posted: Wed, Aug 20 2008 1:30 PM

PowerColor Announces PCS+ HD4870 1GB GDDR5

Speed up gaming performance and lower up to 10°C Temperatures

Taipei, Taiwan – August, 20th, 2008 -- TUL Corporation – a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards today announced PCS+ HD4870 1GB solution, special cooling design delivers amazing gaming performance. Difference with reference board design, PowerColor PCS+ HD4870 1GB uses ZeroTherm exclusive cooling system, included dual S-shape heatpipe and 94pcs fin design, with 4 phase core power on-board, efficiently reduces up to 10°C temperatures.

PowerColor PCS+ HD4870 1GB based on RV770 core chip, with 800 stream processors and GDDR5 high-speed memory, clocks at 800MHz core speed and 925 MHz effective memory speed, memory data transmission rates up to 3.7Gbps, delivers the brute power tackle the most intense 3D games.

Besides 1GB solution, PowerColor also offers PCS+ HD4870 with 512MB on-board memory. This new series provides Microsoft DirectX 10.1, PCI Express 2.0, on-chip HDCP, built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround audio, and also support for Shader Model 4.1, Universal Video Decode 2, and ATI CrossFireX technology.

PCS+ cooling system
PowerColor PCS+ solution provides unique fan control technology; with this latest technology, the fan speed will adjust with the temperature automatically. Furthermore, PowerColor PCS+ series is an overclocked solution, gamers can easily speed up the gaming performance with cool operating environment.

“With PCS+ solution, gamers can enjoy superior performance with faster and cooler environment.” Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation says.

About TUL Corporation
TUL is a leading supplier of AMD graphics cards under the PowerColor brand. We offer award-winning products based on our technology leading components, quality design and superb engineering. TUL employs more than 150 talents worldwide, with offices in China, Europe, Russia and USA to support over 300 channel partners and distributors in 50 plus countries.

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Wonder if 1GB performs better than a stock 4870

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Whenever I see a Chinese spammer post on this forum I pretty-much expect that his poor language skills are going to do a butcher-job on the English language. What really surprises me, though, is when I see an 'official' release like this one from PowerColor that contains run-together sentences, poor grammar, etc. These companies need to improve their marketing skills as this kind of stuff makes them look highly-unprofessional. But I am willing to help them out! For a small fee, Super Dave will gladly offer his interpreting skills. Heck, I'll even work for FREE video cards!Wink

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 20 2008 2:29 PM
Powercolor tends to have solid offerings
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The spec's and performance of the 4870 cards can't really be ignored. But I have to wonder about something; why are they not using a cooler that exhausts out the back of the chassis? The 3rd party cooler is already taking up two slots, so why not exhaust the hot air? Coolers in that design do nothing but keep the same air circulating around the pci slots.

I personally wanted a 4850, but it runs hot. After adding a decent heatsink to the pcb, I am priced not to far from 4870 models. Gaming cards like the ATI 38/4800 series and the nVidia offerings sure missed the mark on cooling.

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dreadmonkey:
But I have to wonder about something; why are they not using a cooler that exhausts out the back of the chassis? The 3rd party cooler is already taking up two slots, so why not exhaust the hot air? Coolers in that design do nothing but keep the same air circulating around the pci slots.

The exhaust coolers don't help case temps as much as you might think.

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 20 2008 3:54 PM

As far as nvidia you are a bit off base. The coolers since the 8xxx series on to the gtx200 series are good even at a high overclock. They aren't the quitest thing around but are more than sufficent. For example 8800gts oc @ 675/1566/2016 temps 61c also gtx260 @ 744/1533/1268 temps 59c both cards at full load 24-7 Folding@Home.

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Aug 20 2008 4:34 PM
You should have written that in chinese, since the only one at the company who can read english is the guy that wrote the promo materials. :)

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warlord:

As far as nvidia you are a bit off base. The coolers since the 8xxx series on to the gtx200 series are good even at a high overclock. They aren't the quitest thing around but are more than sufficent. For example 8800gts oc @ 675/1566/2016 temps 61c also gtx260 @ 744/1533/1268 temps 59c both cards at full load 24-7 Folding@Home.

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Me? I think that they are good coolers I was just saying that the exaust doesn't make a huge difference. It wont lower your case temps but maybe a degree or two and if you have good airflow hardly at all.

 

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 20 2008 5:03 PM

dreadmonkey:
The spec's and performance of the 4870 cards can't really be ignored. But I have to wonder about something; why are they not using a cooler that exhausts out the back of the chassis? The 3rd party cooler is already taking up two slots, so why not exhaust the hot air? Coolers in that design do nothing but keep the same air circulating around the pci slots.

I personally wanted a 4850, but it runs hot. After adding a decent heatsink to the pcb, I am priced not to far from 4870 models. Gaming cards like the ATI 38/4800 series and the nVidia offerings sure missed the mark on cooling.

No bob it was in regard to what dreadmonkey had posted

 

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Oh my bad.

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3vi1:
You should have written that in chinese, since the only one at the company who can read english is the guy that wrote the promo materials. :)
 

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I don't disagree with you, the newer cards (albeit louder and rear-exhaust in higher modules) do a decent job. We are testing a GTX280 MSI stock in our lab for a client right now. It is averaging 62c @ 31c ambient under 3Dmark2006 loop testing. I personally have one of the original 8800GT's from XFX before the fan improvements. Under testing conditions, it performs well enough, but heat pockets around the gpu are higher than I prefer.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Aug 21 2008 5:19 PM
ROFL Bravo Bravo
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rapid1 replied on Thu, Aug 21 2008 5:23 PM
Zerotherm has some nice air cooling solutions there big boy cpu cooler is one of the very best (you have to make sure the exhaust is pointing in the right direction for ultimate results)I think it even beats with my Thermaltake MONSTER (the biggest hunk of copper they make)with a 120 typhoon on it!
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3vi1 replied on Fri, Aug 22 2008 12:24 PM
Well done!

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