Summary: Just got my RMA acceptance. Will likely update this once I find out how the overall RMA process goes. I'm a little surprised that I have to pay for the shipping to their facility if this is a known issue and there was a recall issued. I've never had to pay to ship back a recall item until now.
Pros: It's a decent 6870 with reasonable performance, good price.
Cons: It died. I've now read numerous reviews here and elsewhere of these going black and never pushing video again. It happened to mine as well.
Summary: talked to support got and american answered first :O got my rma IF YOU GET A DEFICIVE CARD THEY MAKE YOU PRIORITY sent it in says 2-4 days counting on 6 now waiting will edit on performance once I get it back
Pros: play most modern games stays cool even a low fan speeds
Cons: well got a defective card pci plugs are hard to get off long
Summary: If you want to connect more than 2 minitors, you're better off buying monitors with a DisplayPort. AMD does not clearly advertise the fact that the card supports no more than two monitors with DVI or HDMI ports (via passive cable converter).
Pros: The only one that supports 6 monitors.
Cons: It supports no more than 2 DVI monitors without additional expensive active converter. The driver crashes about once a day on Windows 7.
Summary: Baring the heat issue (which I'm assuming to be a one-off incident) this card is extremely nice.
Pros: I'm using this card to power 3 ASUS HD screens all being fed by displayport and configured as one large Eyefinity desktop. I've had zero issues running games at full screen with full settings but the card does get really hot, really fast.
Cons: I believe this card to be defective and have an RMA: but as it heats up, upon reaching 50C artifacts will present themselves. As you get beyond 50C the driver will randomly stop responding and recover and occasionally blue screen the device.
Pros: price & performance. 7.8 gaming rating. can handle Skyrim on ultra high settings @ 1920x1080
Cons: most bothersome - display crashes when viewing flash videos! Had trouble with youtube. Can't watch any videos at all! Googled it up and had to disable hardware acceleration... For the moment, that's all.
Summary: Im more of a XFX Sapphire Gigabyte kinda guy. But I also happen to be a really cheap rat, kinda guy. Always walking the fine line between cheap and reliable. I just had to try Power Color for myself.
Pros: It worked. Quiet. At 50% fan speed is still quieter than case fans. Cool. Runs at 35 C, highest I've noticed was 47 C. *Room temp 25 C. Powerful! If any games are slow on high settings, odds are (because you are cheap and buying a Power Color) your CPU - RAM are lagging behind. :P
Cons: Not sure if it's the card or not. But it just can't handle overclocking. Worked for 16 hours at 900Mhz like a charm. I raised the bar to 930Mhz and can't last for more than two hours without the card glitching out.
Pros: Great Price/Performance Runs Cool and Quiet ~60 fps most games
Cons: Not very reliable, I've owned this card for ~2 months now and it's only worked for 2 weeks out of that. The first card died a week in and I had to send it in for an RMA which took 3 weeks to get back to me. The new card seems to be running fine after stress tests. Keeping my fingers crossed that ...
Summary: It was a great price for performance, but this card is worrying me about future possibilities.
Pros: It's a 6870 for a good price.
Cons: I immediately started having weird blue screens with lines through them. Not the normal BSOD. I tried to google the problem and found people disabling hardware acceleration for youtube videos and also found that when I go back to slightly older drivers it works ok. This makes me nervous for the f...
Summary: I don't think powercolor is a great brand to go with anymore, both of my video cards are powercolor, but if they are going to have this many reoccuring issues with DOA then honestly, from a friend to a friend I would spend the extra 5-10 bucks for a different brand.
Pros: 6870 for not much more than the 6850 at the time of purchase. Got to crossfire with my current 6850 and runs wow, swtor, skyrim all well even on highest settings and high AA (normally 8x) with smooth fps. I use these in a (8x, 8x) on mobo.
Cons: Worked great until during leveling in pre-release of swtor my video just goes black and my monitors go on standby. I tested the new 6870 in both mobo slots with different power connectors and is still dead. My old 6850 works just fine with those same connectors. Sent my video card in before the h...