PowerColor HD6870X2 Review
Published: 6th July 2011 | Source: PowerColor | Price: £300 |
The X2 suffix has quite a lot of history with AMD cards. Anyone who remembers how amazing the HD4870X2 was will be eagerly anticipating the latest in the lineage, the HD6870X2.
PowerColor are one of those companies that are well known amongst enthusiasts and their PCS+ and PCS++ line of cards have always produced outstanding performance.
Now we have all the power of a HD6870 Crossfire setup, but on a single card. Billed as a GTX580 killer, we can't wait to see how it performs.
So let's crack on.
Normally a dual-GPU card has to make concessions in the architecture for either heat or power draw reasons. However the HD6870X2 is just two HD6870 chips on a single board. Hopefully this could really give the card a kick in the pants and lead it to great things.
|Graphics Engine||RADEON HD6870|
|Video Memory||2GB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||1050MHz (4.2Gbps)|
|Memory Interface||2 X 256bit (256bit)|
|Bus Standard||PCIE 2.1|
|Z/Stencil ROP Units||128|
|Color ROP Units||32|
|Standard Display Connecors||DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/2* mini DisplayPort|
|ATI Stream Technology||Support|
|ATI Eyefinity Technology||Support|
|DVI Output||DL-DVI-I/ SL-DVI-D|
|DisplayPort||On Board x2|
|Board Dimensions||292.1mm x 111.2mm x 38mm|
|Minimum System Power Rq (W)||600W|
|Extention Power Connector||Two 8-pin PCI Express Power connectors|
But before we find out if that's the case it's time to see what the card looks like.