Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 11-05-2008
Provided by: Palit

If you are like most hardware enthusiasts, keeping pace with the latest technology can be a real chore, not to mention a serious money pit. The fact is that most of us (myself included) simply can't afford to shell out hundreds of dollars every few months for the newest processor, motherboard or video card. Fortunately for us, there is always that diamond in the rough, that value-priced piece of hardware that truly offers exceptional performance without breaking the bank.

Today we will be taking a look at Palit's Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition graphics card, a higher-end card with several perks over the reference design that is sure to grab the attention of consumers around the globe. While it no longer holds the huge price advantage that it recently did over the GTX 260, it still has a lot to offer which we will explore today.

The HD4870 arrived in the retail package you see above. Palit's robotic frog mascot can be seen on the front, along with a sticker detailing the card inside. Around back, we find technical specifications in several different languages. Below is a list of these specs, borrowed from Palit's website.

Coming in at a great price point (under $270 as of writing), this card has certainly garnished praise from many tech sites and end users alike. Continue ahead as we begin our evaluation of the Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition graphics card.

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