Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review

Test Setup

PowerColor PCS+ HD6970/Catalyst 11.1
Intel Core i7-950 @ 4GHz
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Muskin Joule 1200w
6GB Mushkin Redline
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate x64


As the PCS+ comes with such a mind-bending overclock out of the box it's not a great surprise to see there is very little left in the tank. This absolutely isn't a bad thing. Nothing is more irritating than paying the price premium that pre-overclocked models demand and still having tons of headroom.

Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review

Another impressive element of the PCS+ is how well that cooler works. It really does keep everything whisper quiet and nice and cool. Great looks and great cooling. Count us in. Time to see if great performance is part of the deal too.

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Most Recent Comments

07-02-2011, 05:56:30

The PCS+ cards from Powercolor have always been a mighty fine performer. Is their 6970 version as potent?

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07-02-2011, 06:14:57

Love the Powercolor red PCB, it's a nice deep proper red that suits an ATi/AMD build extremely well.Quote

07-02-2011, 06:19:15

Its not the card, its the new ATI drivers.Quote

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