PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review
Published: 16th December 2011 | Source: PowerColor | Price: £349.99 |
The packing for the Devil 13 is, frankly, a masterpiece. Thick cardboard, two drawers and lots of cubbyholes. It's glorious.
As well as the card you also get a full screwdriver set, nicely matching the colour scheme of the Devil 13 itself, as well as just being a damn handy thing to have.
The card reminds us of the original Ares, and that's a good thing. it's lush with the red shining tastefully through against the black shroud. Some seriously hefty heat-pipes should provide lots of cooling power.
Round the back we have the normal display outputs, but also the top left of the rear plane contains the BIOS Switch, which toggles the card from standard 880MHz BIOS, to a specialist overclocking one that begins at 960MHz. Why it isn't 960MHz out the box is a different question of course. With so much overclocking capability it's not a surprise to find the card has two 8pin PCIe power connectors.
Round the back we have a sturdy backplate to ensure the card remains exactly as intended as the heat gets spread around. We also have some voltage monitoring points, and some LEDs to indicate the current status of the Devil 13. It's a gorgeous card.