Highlights: ·AMD RadeonHD6870 chipset ·1024MB GDDR5 memory Technical Specifications: Bus system: PCIe x16 · CPU...... more
Highlights: ·AMD RadeonHD6870 chipset ·1024MB GDDR5 memory Technical Specifications: Bus system: PCIe x16 · CPU speed: 900 MHz · Graphics card connections: 2x DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini-DisplayPort · Graphics processor: AMD RadeonTM HD6870 · Memory clock frequency: 4200 MHz · Memory interface: 256 Bit · Memory type: GDDR5-RAM · Number of stream processors: 720 · Required power connection: 2x 6pol. PCIe Description: The XFX 6000 series puts you right in the middle of the game. The AMD RadeonHD6870 is one of the first HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 solutions for stereoscopic 3D. The AMD 3D experience is truly immersive and seamless. The XFX dual fan design provides outstanding cooling yet is still quieter than similar models. The heatpipes are in direct contact with the GPU which guarantees the highest heat transfer performance.
Advantages: fast, 1gb ddr5, very good video quality, directx 11, improved tessellation and a good price. Disadvantages: very close to 6950 price, drivers need to mature.
...intro and specifications
I bought this graphics card on its release date as I had been looking forward to have the next generation of ATI graphics cards (now known as AMD) and the specifications of the graphics card exceeded what I expected. The HD 6870 comes with 1GB of DDR5 RAM running at 1,050MHz (4.2GHz effective), 900MHz GPU clock speed and 1,120 stream processors. This card preforms...
Advantages: Absolutely obliterates games at the highest detail. Disadvantages: Pricey
...the thermal signature left behind after heavy gaming. Long gaming sessions do not produce as much heat as one would expect from a high end card. The HD5870 outputs around 70 odd degrees after long hours of non stop gaming; no other high performance card probably could boast of this.
I won't bother with the usual colour, contrast and whatnot because this card can handle everything you throw at it and more...
Advantages: Outstanding performance Disadvantages: not suitable for smaller computers
...is very power hungry.
The upside is that it will cope with all the latest games with ease and if you have got a BD drive you can watch them in beautiful hd on your computer.
Needless to say all in all I highly recommend this graphics card....