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Radeon HD 4870: Better Than GTX 260!

Temperatures

radeon hd 4870

While not as hot as the record-setting Radeon HD 4850, the HD 4870 was still rather hot at idle, with a GPU temperature reading of 70°C. But that poses no problem for the card, and remember that with its traditional double-slot design, the hot air is vented outside the computer case (unlike the GeForce GTX 200 series), which is always a good thing.

Under load, the heat sink did its job and the temperature didn’t rise all that much – at least not as much as the little Radeon HD 4850.