PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review

Test Setup

PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13
Catalyst 11.11
Intel Core-i7 950 @ 4GHz
Gigabyte G1 Assassin
Corsair AX1200W
6GB Mushkin Redline
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Overclocking

With the BIOS switched to the overclock the card ramps up from the default 880MHz to a fabulous 960MHz. However with a little gentle prodding we were able to get the Devil 13 up to 1000MHz, a mighty fine overclock for the HD6970.

PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review

Temperatures

Now although we only have nVidia cards to compare to in this graph it's worth pointing out that normally the HD6970 is a toasty chip. The custom cooler on the Devil 13 certainly keeps the card well reined in, not even cracking 70°C when overclocked and under heavy loading. Very impressive.

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Most Recent Comments

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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