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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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Reviews and Problems with PowerColor HD6870

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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 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 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 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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Overall 2
2.0

Both Dead

Ruth S., Newegg
27 March 2012
  • Summary: spend a little more and buy sapphire people that actually now how to build cards.
  • Pros: The fan was extremely quiet.
  • Cons: I literally owned these cards for 10 hours and one has died and the other is artifact horribly. going to return them and never buying a powercolor card ever again.
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Overall 2
2.0

If you love black screen of death this is the card for you

Nicholas E., Newegg
10 March 2012
  • Summary: I went and purchased nVidia GeForce GTX 550ti 1GB GDDR5 to replace this PowerColor from my local Best Buy b/c it had finally got to where every 30 minutes or so it was cutting off. I couldn't keep WoW open but a boss encounter or two before it kill my computer.
  • Pros: It was a cheap higher end video card the Radeon HD 6870 had great reviews when I bought it. However, I did not read the reviews for individual manufactors. PowerColor is just not the right brand. It ran WoW on High/Ultra settings no problem. Then, you would get a black screen of death.
  • Cons: Random black screen of death. I called PowerColor's tech support. That guy was extremely rude, and was no help at all. He said, "Well, I don't know what's wrong with it. Our cards don't do that. Do you have the newest update to it's drivers?" I replied, "Yes, I do. I just downloaded them hoping t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Expensive Rock

Xiao L., Newegg
10 March 2012
  • Summary: Why are we paying $150 plus for such an expensive paperweight? I have no idea. It worked well when it did but constantly gave me the vertical stripe screen of death. Terrible screen tearing and color smears. The 6870 is suppose to be a great budget gaming GPU. just not this model and manufacturer.
  • Pros: Umm.. seriously?
  • Cons: Alright, this is an update to an earlier review I posted that I had given 2 stars. Well, now I give it 1, 0 if possible. This card sucks. BIG time! Initially it was working well and all, then after a few months, my DVI port died. It simply stopped working and when I tried using different cables, ...
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY!!!

John S., Newegg
6 March 2012
  • Pros: When it worked, it was fine... WoW on ultra graphics no problem
  • Cons: Key words... "WHEN IT WORKED" The first one I had went out a little over a month from when I got it, just after the newegg 30 day return policy. I called PowerColor tech support and they said there had been a bad batch sent to newegg so they would replace it for me (I had to cover shipping to the...
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Overall 2
2.0

Blue Vertical Screen

James L., Newegg
1 March 2012
  • Summary: This is my build incase anyone curious: CPU: i5 - 2500k GPU: PowerColor HD 6870 Mobo: ASUS Z68-V LX RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB DDR3 1600 PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 Case: Antec 300
  • Pros: I bought this around Dec. 11 to replace my old 8800 gt. It was a little bigger than I thought and couldn't fix into my old pc... so I decided to give the old pc to my cousin and saved some money to build a new pc to house this card. On Valentine's day, my girlfriend gave me a giftcard and I was a...
  • Cons: Blue vertical-striped across the screen, PC froze up and can't restart computer when this happen. I attached a picture of the screen here: http://i41.tinypic.com/24pcsxf.jpg
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Overall 2
2.0

Wow it nothing like the one I picked up last year.

Daymon M., Newegg
26 February 2012
  • Summary: I picked up one of theses last summer, and was based on the ATI reference board. Works great. Fast forward to last week and I order another thinking I'll get that same design. Boy was I in for a surprise. Cheap construction and no longer the same board. Lasted all of one day, of TF2 play.
  • Pros: It worked for a day.
  • Cons: Having a system down waiting for replacement.
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