Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 (GV-R687SO-1GD)
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HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ (1GB)
24 October 2011
Summary: Here we find HIS attempting to make old technology new as they re-design the Radeon HD 6870, giving it a new lease on life. Although the Radeon HD 6870 is still a current generation product, it is fair to say that after 12 months it is getting a little long in the tooth, especially with the release...
Conclusion: Final ThoughtsWe’ve taken a look at a few different 6870’s and whilst they have been impressive, none have quite reached the potential of this card. Throughout most of our tests, we found that it kept very close to the figures presented by the 6950’s which shows the potential behind this card is...
Pros: Reliable manufacturer, Quality components used, Close to 6950 performance, Quite cooler, Great styling, Pre-overclocked, Pre-overclock amount is minuscule, Quite pricey, Cooling doesn’t live up to the hype
ASUS EAH6870 1GB Radeon HD6870 Thermal Image Analysis
10 March 2011
Summary: The revealed two transistors that got extremely hot, while the rest of the card remained in what I would consider safe operating temperatures. This information was useful, as it pinpointed a simple modification to the card that might help to extend its life (as in applying a pair of chipsinks to the...
Summary: MSI's HD 6870 HAWK comes with a full range of features for overclockers. The most important are software voltage control for three voltages via MSI Afterburner, voltage measurement outputs, OCP disable switch and the dual BIOS which can help to recover the card from a bad BIOS flash.
Pros: BIOS switch to change between normal and low-noise BIOS, Quiet, Support for voltage control via I2C, Three voltages can be changed using MSI Afterburner, Overclocked out of the box, Full size HDMI output, Low temperatures, Voltage measurement access, OCP can be disabled via DIP switch, Support fo...
Cons: CCC Overdrive limits might be too low, Overclocking potential does not impress, High Blu-ray power consumption, Lack of 3-way and 4-way CrossFire support, Silent BIOS not a quiet as it could be, Higher power draw than reference design, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time, No support for CUD...
AMD’s GTX 560 Ti Counter-Offensive: Radeon HD 6950 1GB & XFX’s Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition
25 January 2011
Conclusion: Final Words AMD’s GTX 560 Ti counter-offensive leaves us with a few different thoughts, none of which have much to do with the GTX 560 Ti. First and foremost we have the newly launched Radeon HD 6950 1GB.