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Friday, 12 November 2010 12:08

Powercolor preparing HD 6870 PCS+

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Updated: Overclocked to 940MHz

In addition to the recently released HD 6850 PCS+, Powercolor has just detailed its new HD 6870 card that will be a part of its factory overclocked PCS+ line. The new HD 6870 PCS+ card will feature a custom dual-slot cooler and a pretty decent factory overclock.

We manage to find out that the new HD 6870 PCS+ card will end up overclocked to 940MHz for the GPU and 4400MHz for memory. This is a decent factory overclock that takes the card from its reference 900MHz for the GPU and 4200MHz for memory. The card still comes with 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface, has two DVI, HDMI and two mini DisplayPort outputs and needs two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors.

The card should end up a bit cooler and quieter than the reference one and the official announcement should come sometimes next week. You can check out more pictures at Powercolor's Facebook page.

Update: Powercolor saw that nice little comment below and was kind enough to inform us that the HD 6870 PCS+ will indeed feature a software voltage control and will not use a cheaper voltage regulator. Hopefully some reviews will show up pretty soon and we'll know for sure.


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Last modified on Friday, 12 November 2010 17:42
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+18 #1 AndromedaB 2010-11-12 12:44
looks awesome!
 
 
+8 #2 Supercrit 2010-11-12 14:55
Quoting AndromedaB:
looks awesome!



As awesome it looks, I guess it won't have software voltage control just like most of these PCS+ version of their cards because they use cheaper voltage regulator, kinda defeating the superior cooling for higher OC...

Most reference design has software voltage control(all high end 5000 and 6850/70) but afaik, all 5000 series PCS+ can't do that.
If powercolor charges 20$ more for the cooler and measly 40mhz, at least put some decent voltage chip.
I hate Powercolor keep doing that.
 
 
+5 #3 thaad 2010-11-12 15:17
Cooler design look rock.
 
 
+17 #4 bobo 2010-11-12 17:43
Quoting Supercrit:
As awesome it looks, I guess it won't have software voltage control just like most of these PCS+ version of their cards because they use cheaper voltage regulator, kinda defeating the superior cooling for higher OC...

Most reference design has software voltage control(all high end 5000 and 6850/70) but afaik, all 5000 series PCS+ can't do that.
If powercolor charges 20$ more for the cooler and measly 40mhz, at least put some decent voltage chip.
I hate Powercolor keep doing that.




Article is updated... after seeing your comment, Powercolor was kind enough to send us an email ...
 
 
+6 #5 Nerdmaster 2010-11-13 17:02
This should be faster than 460 FTW while consuming less power.
 
 
+2 #6 Super XP 2010-11-13 17:23
Nice looking though I have the HD 6970 in my mind right now.
 
 
+3 #7 kapeeteeleest_peeg 2010-11-14 12:58
2 of these would be ssswwwweeeeeeee eetttt
 
 
0 #8 Regenweald 2010-11-16 03:14
Quoting Super XP:
Nice looking though I have the HD 6970 in my mind right now.

Me too, although cost is a factor for me :sad:
 

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