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PowerColor Radeon HD 6870x2 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review - Test System Setup and 3DMark 11

We check out the new dual core HD 6870x2 from PowerColor and proceed to overclock it. Our thoughts? Let's find out!

By: | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 28, 2011 4:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: PowerColor



We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Mittoni, Noctua and Corsair.


We'll be comparing our PowerColor HD 6870x2 against a number of setups here today including the HD 6970 DirectCU, HD 6870 in CF, HD 6950 in CF and HD 6990 to round out the AMD side of things. On the NVIDIA front we've got the GTX 580, GTX 560 Ti in SLI and GTX 580 in SLI.


With the overclock on offer here today, it'll be interesting to see the kind of performance we're about to get out of the PowerColor HD 6870x2, so let's not delay any longer and see what our HD 6870x2 from PowerColor can do when running at 1000MHz on the core and 5GHz QDR on the 2GB of GDDR5 memory.


Let's get started!



3DMark 11


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3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.




Starting off under 3DMark 11, we can see some fantastic performance from the PowerColor HD 6870x2 which puts it ahead of other Dual GPU setups including the GTX 560 Ti setup which is using quite heavily clocked Sonic cards from Palit.

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