Over the past few days there have been some issues with the HD 6850 and the 1120 Shader dilemma. The good news is that there's no such problem with the HD 6870 and today we'll be checking out the overclocking potential of the new top mid-range GPU from AMD, the HD 6870.
Today is the first time we get a look at the Sapphire HD 6870 we're using for this article, so before we get into the specifics of the overclock we achieved, we'll quickly cover the Sapphire HD 6870 1GB as per our normal review coverage.
So let's check out the package that Sapphire has put together, take a closer look at the card itself and then see what kind of overclock the card is able to achieve.
There's a fair bit to the Sapphire package actually. We've got the normal bits and pieces like paperwork and driver CD. In the cable department we've got two Molex to 6-Pin PCI-E power connectors, DVI to VGA connector and Crossfire cable to round off the normal ones we expect. Also included is a HDMI cable and mini DP to DP cable.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 4 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Final Fantasy XIV]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 15 [Temperature Test]
- Page 16 [Sound Test]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 19 [Total Value Rating (TVR)]
- Page 20 [Final Thoughts]