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Friday, 22 October 2010 17:38

XFX HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 have arrived - 2. A closer look at XFX HD 6870

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Goes over 1GHz



XFX HD 6870 is a reference design card measuring 9.5 inches in lenght, just like the HD 5850. The cooling is also the reference solution – copper base and three heatpipes. The cooler looks like the one on HD 5850 cards, but the edges are sharper. Although both cards feature the same length PCB, HD 6870’s cooler is longer than HD 5850’s.

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The I/O panel features two DisplayPort 1.2 connectors, HDMI 1.4a and two DVI connectors (one of them is single-link with maximum resolution of 1920x1200). By using a DisplayPort hub, it’s possible to chain up to three monitors to a single mini-DisplayPort. As far as sound goes, HDMI 1.4a provides Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, AC-3, DTS and up to 7.1 channel audio with 192KHz/24bit output.
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Unlike the HD 5850, HD 6870 comes with only one CrossFire connector. This means that you can only use two cards in 2-way CrossFire.

Radeon HD 6870 consumes 151W at max so it will require two power connectors – 150W is the limit for one power connector.

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+19 #1 Nubstick 2010-10-22 18:59
"Power Consumption"
"higher is better"

It all makes sense now.
 
 
+14 #2 Nerdfighter 2010-10-22 19:14
Nice review, but oddly enough, the results seem to be quite different. In the other review I read, the 6850 beat the 1GB 460 in almost every benchmark, and the 6870 beat the 5850 in almost every benchmark. Here it seems to be the opposite. Confusing.
 
 
+16 #3 MrScary 2010-10-22 19:39
6850/6870 wiped the floor with 460 (even ultra gay FTV evga):

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/8

enuf said.
 
 
+12 #4 MrScary 2010-10-22 19:43
Quoting Nubstick:
"Power Consumption"
"higher is better"

It all makes sense now.

Hahaha :D , thats a post fermi sindrome for preaching too much about the wonders of founding nuclear plants thanks to fermi power consumptions, but remenber boys, nvidia is gut, more powerrr hungry. yum yum. hotterrrrr.
 
 
+10 #5 MrScary 2010-10-22 19:46
I recomend to see the reviews from anadntech and techpowerups, fudworld is on another dimension, all the scores are biased.
 
 
+6 #6 MrScary 2010-10-22 19:51
Quoting Nerdfighter:
Nice review, but oddly enough, the results seem to be quite different. In the other review I read, the 6850 beat the 1GB 460 in almost every benchmark, and the 6870 beat the 5850 in almost every benchmark. Here it seems to be the opposite. Confusing.

They are biased, is normal in fudzilla world, but hold to reallity: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/8
 
 
+6 #7 MrScary 2010-10-22 19:53
Quoting Nerdfighter:
Nice review, but oddly enough, the results seem to be quite different. In the other review I read, the 6850 beat the 1GB 460 in almost every benchmark, and the 6870 beat the 5850 in almost every benchmark. Here it seems to be the opposite. Confusing.

And remember, reading AMD reviews on fudzilla is just for the joke, stick with pros like techpowerups, anand tech (on starcraft 6850/6870 wiped the floor with fermi).
 
 
+8 #8 hellfire 2010-10-22 19:56
Quote:
while Radeon HD 6970 is priced about $30 higher than the GTX 460 1G


Cayman review on its way? :lol:
 
 
-23 #9 HiTechpro 2010-10-22 22:01
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/11

AMD loses again again
to the mighty nVidia
:D :D :D

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/10

nVidia a clear winner 8)
 
 
+14 #10 Nemtrac 2010-10-22 23:09
So, such pricing, performance and potential make it virtually impossible for us not to recommend XFX’s HD 6870 or HD 6850 cards.

Hmmm Hard isn't it.

50 tumbs up ;)
 

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