Powercolor HD6970 Crossfire Review

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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.

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The PowerColor follows the standard reference design but for the rather impressive sticker that apes the box design.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Most Recent Comments

16-12-2010, 20:18:46

tinytomlogan
Following the recent review of the new HD69 cards from AMD, it's time to see how a pair of them from Powercolor fair.

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16-12-2010, 21:59:35

killablade
Well.. I imagine this is a bit of a kick in the nuts for nvidia xDQuote

17-12-2010, 02:34:55

Taurus
Great if you have a 30 inch monitor and the money to buy them!Quote
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