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XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Black Edition Video Card Review (Page 20)

Shawn Baker | Apr 12, 2011 at 2:23 am CDT - 1 min, 38 secs time to read this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: XFX

Final Thoughts

It's good to see that the flavors of what was in popular series' like the XXX one that I looked at years ago still exist today in not only the Black Edition series, but also AMD cards. XFX has done a great job with the HD 6870 Black Edition and I've got to say it gets me legitimately excited to see what the company offers next from their line-up.

Like few other companies, I would say that XFX are ahead of the curve when it comes to putting some 'out there' products. The gun cased HD 5970 Black Edition is a prime example. It takes guts to step outside the box and it's good to see XFX is doing it.

Outside of the actual raw FPS numbers that the HD 6870 Black Edition gives us, there are a lot of other aspects of the card that really stand out too. The cooler design looks not only good, but performs exceptionally well in both cooling the card and running at low noise levels.

Then there's of course the bundle which is clearly ahead of most other manufacturers. Sure, it might not be for everyone; you might not have a use for the stickers or want to hang the sign on your door knob, and if you were paying so much more for this card over others I would say look at something else. But you're not; the card is priced extremely well at $219 USD.

If that wasn't an attractive enough offer, the fact that at the moment you can grab a copy of Shogun with it when purchasing at Newegg means you've got a real deal on your hands. There's not really much bad to say about the XFX HD 6870 Black Edition. There's not really anything bad to say about it period, actually. Overall, it's a very good iteration of the HD 6870 which offers strong value and a killer bundle. We have nothing to complain about here.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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