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PowerColor HD6870
7.3 out of 10

PowerColor HD6870

1GB GDDR5 Memory 140.8 Gbps memory bandwidth (maximum) 2.1 Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Card

Clint B., Newegg
10 July 2013
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: No software support whatsoever from PowerColor on a faulty card. I learned to avoid this brand the hard way. Spend the few extra $ on a card from a reliable manuf.
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Overall 10
10

Solid Card, Great Screen image - with a "real" 3-year warrenty

Steven J., Newegg
25 May 2013
  • Summary: So, in short, this is an amazing card in terms of pure color rendition on screen, even our Nvidia 670 GTX cannot come close, and it costs twice the price, also in terms of the true playability measures, that never enter such marketing propaganda as the various benchmarks and game FPS comparisons...
  • Pros: Rec'd this card as an RMA from Powercolor frankly, as I had purchased in the day, a Powercolor AX5770 Evolution, and btw, what makes it an Evolution, is that it had the onboard HydralogiX chipset, which was great, in that it would allow, the evil-Nvidia (and overall, we luv:-)<3, Nvidia), however...
  • Cons: What emerges from the below comments, both the intial glowingly good, and then the change at a few months ago, to virtually all bad, is either not so clever/subtle negative comments "plants" from the AMD/Powercolor competition, OR perhaps, is based in our experience, with Overclocking this card, ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

theharryph, Amazon
17 April 2013
  • Summary: Ordered it for a friend because he was building a computer and amazon had one of the best prices. Low and behold he plugs it in and it works. But people who buy this graphics card don't just surf Internet and check emails. No They go high powered games like Tera, Sc2, Dota2 and what not.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after 1.5 years

Bijan J., Newegg
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Gets two stars just because the cards are cheap and powercolor specifically states no waranty. This was to be expected I guess...
  • Pros: Was cheap, worked well for about a year and a half
  • Cons: One of the cards caught on fire, the other just died, both within the same month. Luckily no other components were damaged in the process.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Daniel M., Newegg
17 December 2012
  • Pros: Great card for it's price. Get everything out of it that I wanted.
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 4
4.0

DOA

Anonymous, Newegg
13 October 2012
  • Pros: The chipset is a wonderful balance of price/performance.
  • Cons: The card was DOA.
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Overall 2
2.0

Pitiful

Ryan I., Newegg
3 August 2012
  • Pros: WHEN it works...it works well
  • Cons: First card DOA, second card has random black screens forcing me to hard-reboot. Unacceptable. All software/firmware is up to date and I still have problems. Sending in for my SECOND RMA in less that a year.. Doubt I will ever buy a Powercolor product again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Junk Card

Stacey H., Newegg
21 April 2012
  • Summary: Card has the power it promises, but overheats so easily it isn't even worth it. I would suggest getting an ASUS 6870 instead of this card. (I am going to buy the 6870 in the near future and try it out)
  • Pros: This card was a good upgrade from my nVidia 250 GTS. It ran games like BF3 at a higher FPS and PSX emulation was a lot better.
  • Cons: This card overheats all the time and is very junky. After putting it in my system my computer has crashed many of times on games like SC2. With my old card I could play SC2 with no problems, but with this card SC2 crashes after about 2 games if I run it on medium graphics when the other card ran ...
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Overall 10
10

Great Card

Thomas A., Newegg
4 April 2012
  • Summary: I saw that this card had some pretty bad reviews and decided I'd take a chance and get it anyways. Installed the card and it fired right up no problems at all. I got it to replace a 4670 and it is a HUGE difference. I am very pleased with my purchase.
  • Pros: This card is quite and performs great.
  • Cons: Runs hot but may just be my setup, runs ~55c idle and ~75c under load.
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Overall 2
2.0

BUYER BEWARE!!!

Beau L., Newegg
29 March 2012
  • Summary: Had the card for about 1 month before it quit rendering video. I did the usual RMA (the 6000 series has VIP service, supposedly). It took about 15$ and 4 weeks to get it there and back from Florida. Powercolor gives little to no information during the process. I will not take a chance on them again.
  • Pros: Cheapest Price 6870
  • Cons: 140.00$ for a paperweight is not economical
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