Powercolor HD6970 Crossfire Review
Published: 17th December 2010 | Source: Powercolor | Price: £283 ea. |
The PowerColor packaging is distinctive if nothing else. A huge fantasy style warrior with a serious two-handed sword. A nice metaphor for our two-card review.
The PowerColor follows the standard reference design but for the rather impressive sticker that apes the box design.
We don't want to go on about it, but firstly it's the only difference between this card and the ones we looked at a couple of days ago and secondly it's one of the most impressive bits of artwork we've seen in a long time. Reminiscent of a Stephen Jackson book or an old 80s text adventure.
Nothing quite like a pair of cards to really make the pulse race that little bit quicker.
The twin-BIOS switch we saw on the HIS Digital cards appears here too, showing it's a feature of the new AMD cards specifically rather than a addition of that particular manufacturer.
The inputs and outputs are the same as we've seen before with a PCIe 8pin and 6pin providing the power necessary for the HD6970. Outputs are covered by twin mini-DisplayPort, HDMI and two DVI-Ds.