The Radeon HD 4870 video card was released back in 2008 under the ATi brand, and after such a long time, the base of the HWBot site was replenished with 727 results only in 3DMark 2006. It would seem that after 11 years there is nothing to surprise overclockers with, and everything that could be achieved has been achieved. But, as I have already said in several of my materials, some video benchmarks, as strange as it may sound, are currently more dependent on CPU performance. More specifically, this is all 3DMark up to the 2011 version.

The American overclocker under the nickname Mikecdm knows firsthand about this feature, and in order to rise among hundreds of competitors, he used an Intel Core i9-9900K processor overclocked to 7000 MHz:

The result was two gold medals in the 3DMark05 and 3DMark06 disciplines of the Radeon HD 4870 rank.

It would seem that the formula for success is clear and the overclocker should only methodically descend to the oldest current version of the benchmark, collecting records along the way. But in reality, everything turned out to be not so simple. Even such a high processor frequency did not help the enthusiast to get first place in 3DMark 2003. Mikecdm was limited to only third place:

Most likely, the situation with 3DMark 2001 SE turned out to be even more deplorable and the American overclocker decided not to publish this result.

In the test setup Mikecdm used the following components:

  • Video card – MSI Radeon HD 4870 Cyclone
  • Motherboard – ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex
  • RAM – 2 x 8ГБ bars G.SKILL Trident Z

Source: Mikecdm profile on HWBot website

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