Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review
Published: 7th February 2011 | Source: Powercolor | Price: £280est. |
Once we take the heat-sink off we find that underneath lays a fairly standard 6970 PCB. Aside of course from the red colour which reminds us so much of the TNT and 9700 cards of old.
That's some serious fin density. Anyone who is into water cooling will know how important a good fins per inch (FPI) is as you want the ideal balance between surface area to cool and airflow.
Sometimes with heat-pipes we see that companies know the average consumer is looking for them and so we have these thin things that aren't very effective but look nice. By comparison the ones on the PCS+ are huge. Smooth outer surface helps transfer heat away as swiftly as possible and it can't be denied it's a stunning looking thing.
As always with a non-reference cooler the first thing to go is the stupid fan arrangement and here we have two large fans helping to keep everything frosty.