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XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Black Edition Video Card Review - Card and Specifications

It's been a long time since we've seen a card from XFX, but we welcome them back with open arms as we slip the Black Edition HD 6870 into our testbed.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 12, 2011 7:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: XFX

The Card

 

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The cooler design that XFX has got on offer isn't anything too out of the ordinary when it comes to comparing what we've seen from some other companies. We've got a dual fan setup which underneath finds a bunch of aluminum and copper heat pipes to help keep the card as cool as possible. The dual fan setup is a popular one and we've found that it does an excellent job of cooling. Hopefully the XFX version continues to keep up that tradition.

 

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Looking around the rest of the card, we've got two 6-Pin PCI-E power connectors up the back and a single CrossFire connector closer to the front. Connectivity comes in the form of a Dual-Link and Single-Link DVI Port along with a HDMI and two mini-DisplayPort connectors.

 

Specifications

 

XFX has spent the time overclocking the card and we can see that the core has been lifted to 940MHz which is 40MHz up on the default 900MHz clock a reference card will carry.

 

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It's great to see that XFX hasn't ignored the 1GB of GDDR5 that now comes in at 4600MHz QDR, which is 400MHz QDR up on the reference 4200MHz QDR clock.

 

Let's check out our test system before we get stuck into the performance of the card.

 

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