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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 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 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 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 4
4.0

Great Card While it Worked

Michael B., Newegg
25 March 2012
  • Summary: Remember to keep your serial number if you get this card. Just in case you need an RMA. I lost mine, and now I have to buy a whole new card. Not going with this one this time.
  • Pros: I got this card as a Christmas gift and it was absolutely amazing. I could play almost any game on maxed out settings. No problems whatsoever... Until a few days ago.
  • Cons: I got a black screen while playing Crysis and now my computer won't boot with this card installed. Again, I'm stuck gaming on my old 9500 GT.
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Overall 4
4.0

well then

edward b., Newegg
25 February 2012
  • Pros: Awesome graphics when it was working.
  • Cons: it worked for only a week. I should have read the reviews!
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Overall 4
4.0

Well, it looked nice.

Alexander R., Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Pros: Hey, this was a nice graphics card when it ran and maxed out most games quite fine.
  • Cons: Unfortunately, this is also my second card having the first DOA. The second card lasted ms about a month(Since December) with rather a large abundance of graphical problems as well as downright failures. Now it's artifaced. Great if you get a good card, otherwise spend that extra 20$.
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Overall 4
4.0

2nd one broke

Anonymous, Newegg
3 February 2012
  • Summary: If you got the money go ahead and by another video card with better reviews. You might get lucky and find one that works effectively though.
  • Pros: I had one that worked for about a month and a half. It's cheap.
  • Cons: The first one had visual issues right out the box but somehow started working. A month and a half later I move some loose metal in my case and it sparked effectively rendering it black screen. Ordered a second one and it didn't even last a whole day. It just fried on me during my game play of Mas...
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Overall 4
4.0

A good card when it works... which isn't often

Brandon B., Newegg
26 January 2012
  • Summary: If you're lucky enough to get one that works, it's probably a good card. Mine wasn't and it seems like I'm not the only one. I normally don't give bad reviews, but this card earned it.
  • Pros: When it was running fine, it did seem like a good card. It was pretty quiet, it ran Skyrim and SWTOR on maxed out settings with no problems.
  • Cons: Where to begin? The day after I got it, I went to YouTube and found that it would crash my system whenever I watched a Flash video. I found that if you disable hardware acceleration, it won't do it, because apparently Flash was making some kind of call to the card that caused it to crash. My comp...
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Overall 4
4.0

Lacking

Anonymous, Newegg
21 January 2012
  • Summary: Tried to uninstall to reseat, removed and reinstalled drivers. Nothing helped. Bought in Nov. for Xmas present so of course, past 30 day Newegg return. Powercolor RMA is a painful process. No status unless you call repeatedly and pester.
  • Pros: Played WoW and SWTOR for almost a full day at highest settings. Great visuals...
  • Cons: Died after installed less than 24 hours. Black screen - no video.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after about a month of use

James L., Newegg
18 January 2012
  • Summary: As I said the card was great when it worked, but for now I would avoid this card.
  • Pros: While this card worked, it was great. Any of the games that I played ran well and overall I was getting good performance from the card.
  • Cons: After about a month of use, the card just failed (screen went black and went into power save mode, and I couldn't get the card to output any video again). I'm going through the RMA process with powercolor. When I called the their tech support he asked what model I have, when I told him the 6870, ...
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