Excerpt: Who would've thought we'd ever be looking at XFX cards based on an AMD GPU? It's been a long time since we've looked at something from XFX. Going through our content archive, it was August of 2007 and the victim was the 9800 GTX+.
Excerpt: As we explained in our introduction to AMD’s brand-new Radeon HD 6000-series, which you can read here , the Radeon HD 6870 is the second in a series of new GPUs optimized for DirectX 11 games. Despite the naming scheme, however, the 6870 is not AMD’s new top-shelf GPU: The 6870 is more comparable to the older 5850, but it’s much cheaper and consumes considerably less power. The real targets AMD is gunning for here are Nvidia’s mid-priced 768MB and 1GB GeForce 460 GPUs.
Pros: Excellent performance for the price; efficient power usage; enhanced display features; great warranty.
Cons: A little on the pricey side (but you get the great warranty).