Posts Tagged ‘6870’

Sapphire has launched a new version of their mid-range video card, the HD 6870 Dirt 3 Edition, and they were kind enough to send one for us to review.

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Today we have the opportunity to put the HIS 6870 IceQ under the magnifying glass. Some of you that read the front page may be scratching your heads a bit saying, ‘Didn’t Overclockers.com already do this?’. You would be right, more or less. This version, however, has HIS’s monster IceQ cooler strapped to the top of this upper mid-range card and different stock clock speeds.

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AMD Radeon HD 6870 cards aren’t anything new to the market, but non-reference, overclocked versions are still coming out. PowerColor was kind enough to send over one of their PCS+ HD 6870 cards for us to put through its paces.

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Last night we received word that AMD’s manufacturing partners are going to be introducing new models of their HD 6870 cards. AMD is also releasing a Catalyst hot-fix with several performance improvements.

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Ahh, new generations of video cards. Gamers and overclockers eagerly await their arrival every time a new one comes around. This one was met with a bit of controversy when rumors circulated that AMD was changing the numbering scheme. That they did, but is the relatively inexpensive 6870 a stout contender – especially for the price? Let’s find out.

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O ATI, ATI, wherefore art thou ATI?

A cheap Shakespearean knock-off reference doesn’t really do justice to the way AMD has positioned itself currently with the pending Radeon 6000 series release along with its line of “Llano” APUs… But then, I’m not really much of a writer, and this ain’t no renaissance. AMD has closed the book on its successful history with ATI branding by recently folding ATI into the AMD name as one in the same. In doing so, the dramatic timing and importance of this shift is AMD making a statement that should not go discounted. They are saying… AMD is bold. AMD is confident. AMD is ready to ring in a new era changing the landscape upon which the game is played.

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