PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review

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The packing for the Devil 13 is, frankly, a masterpiece. Thick cardboard, two drawers and lots of cubbyholes. It's glorious.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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16-12-2011, 10:45:13

tinytomlogan


With the 7 series AMD cards on the horizon we take a look at the swansong for the HD6970, in full-on custom Devil 13 guise from PowerColor.

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16-12-2011, 14:03:23

Ghosthud1
this came out of nowhere, stunning card IMO

hopefully they can range the success of this model with the 6k series and move it over to the 7k series.

19-12-2011, 03:23:33

Asta
Hi guys, Tom,

It would be nice if you could put the Skyrim benchmarks in next reviews as it is a game of the year 2011 for many players, & me 2.

CYA

19-12-2011, 04:48:18

yassarikhan786
Really good looking card, but as you said yourself it has come out so close to the release of the 7000 series cards that its unlikely a lot of people would purchase it.

19-12-2011, 05:21:06

Mr Muggles
I wonder what the thinking was behind the tool set?
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