Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review :: Palit Revolution 700 Radeon HD 4870 X2 Bundle

12-05-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun
  • Palit Revolution 700 Radeon HD 4870 X2 Card
  • Driver CD
  • HDMI to DVI adapter
  • 6-pin to 8-pin power adapter
  • ATI VGA Quick Installation Guide

Palit decided to go the minimalist route with the bundle for their card. I like video card manufacturers to include a new game with their cards as it allows the end-user to have something to use their card with. 3DFX cards were famous for including the latest greatest games bundles for the time. Today, due to tough economic times and the competition, video card manufacturers tend to forgo the game bundle. This makes sense in one sense due to the fact that often, games get old rather fast.


Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review Box

Box

Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review Bundle in box

Bundle in box

Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review Rear box view

Rear box view

Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review Bundle

Bundle


The hardware that Palit includes with their card includes a HDMI to DVI adapter and a 8-pin to 6-pin power connector. As the video card requires a 8-pin and a 6-pin power connector to operate, this is a good inclusion for there are many PSUs that don't have the necessary 8-pin power cord but do have two 6-pin power connectors.

The ATI VGA Quick Installation Guide has ATI Driver installation instructions for English, Turkish, Russian, and French. Note that the Guide is mostly for very inexperienced users and is rather old as it mentions XP as the latest OS, but it is useful for the beginner with their first video card. The drivers on the Driver CD are based upon the 8.10 drivers from two or more months ago and are pretty recent. ATI releases a new driver set every month or so with the latest driver set based upon Catalyst 8.11 drivers that were released last month and that is what I suggest using with the card.


Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review Default clock

Default clock

Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review Overclocked

Overclocked


In terms of overclocking on the card, I used the ATI Overdrive utility due to the fact that Riva-tuner has not been updated yet to support this driver set. The card overclocked successfully to the 790MHz just 10MHz short of the maximum allowed by Overdrive. One thing I have to say that even in the highest load with running Crysis, the fans on the card hardly made noticeable noise inside the case and in an air test station we use for video card tests.


Driver screenshots


Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review


Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review


Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review
Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review