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XFX HD 6870
7.9 out of 10

XFX HD 6870

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Reviews and Problems with XFX HD 6870

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Overall 4
4.0

disappointed

Margaret G., Newegg
15 February 2014
  • Summary: I have usually stuck with sapphire cards and this time I figured I would take a chance with XfX based on fword of mouth an some good reviews. I am very disappointed, I should have stuck with what I know works.
  • Pros: Quiet for a dual fan
  • Cons: After about 6 mo the one of the fans died, xfx sent a replacement an the fans now work fine. However when trying to figure out why I was getting terrible frame rates in one of my games I found that the card core speed keeps dropping to 300mhz while the card is under load. So I went ahead an did a...
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Overall 4
4.0

Pathetic cooling.

Caley N., Newegg
5 December 2013
  • Summary: Spend a little more and get one with a proper heatsink. I loved my full size 5850 and would have really appreciated a full size 6870 with the rma. I can't overclock AT ALL this cooling solution is pathetic for such a high wattage card.
  • Pros: 6870 Performance, that is all.
  • Cons: The heatsink used on this card is woefully inadequate. This product is meant for those who are on an extreme budget. I RMA'd a 5850 and got this puny thing in it's place. The fan is always running high as the heatsink is so small and it frequently gets up in the 90C range during gaming. They make...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not pleased

Mario Y., Newegg
13 October 2013
  • Summary: Owned the card for a year and a half. Sad that I may have to replace it.
  • Pros: Had no problems running many games on high-ultra settings, but have problems with the fan.
  • Cons: Caused my computer to shutdown many times because of what i believe to be a faulty fan. The fan was loud before the failure, then it became quiet recently when it caused the shutdowns.
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Overall 4
4.0

6870 review

sean k., Newegg
28 August 2013
  • Pros: worked great for about a year, was able to play most things on high, sometimes on ultra, fan was oddly loud
  • Cons: recently started overheating, idling at 68c and when running any games (even on minimum settings) easily heats to 105c or higher
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked fine for 6 months then no good

Jessica H., Newegg
6 June 2013
  • Summary: I was happy with this fan and really liked it, but I'm not at all pleased that it suddenly went down the drain and with no warning. It began with a display driver signal loss (that windows was able to recover from) and seems to be snowballing from there.
  • Pros: Easy to install. For the time it worked, got very nice graphics on all games including playing WOW: Mists of Pandaria on Ultra settings with my rig. Did not make a lot of noise.
  • Cons: Like other users reported, out of nowhere the idle temperature on this shot up to the high 50s, low 60s despite not being a problem before; this occurred even during start up. During games, it will get as high as 105 depending on the session and will shut down the computer with no warning. Seems ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent, card but the fan sucks

Coty Y. Chan, Amazon
2 June 2013
  • Summary: I've had this card since april 2012 and the fan would start spinning and stopping and then repeat itself. Its making loud noises and it's sad that my old computer outlasted this one. I am gonna have to contact the xfx manufacturer to see what happens...
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Overall 4
4.0

Burned Up

Michael B., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Pros: Works great for the price.
  • Cons: Burned up 5-6months after i got the product leaving it at a none working point.
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Overall 4
4.0

Got what I Payed for

Ben B., Newegg
12 January 2013
  • Pros: this card really does meet most of what I need it to and even then some. handles most simulation software nicely and games run well most of the time.
  • Cons: This card is a little unstable. I even attempted to lower the clock speed finally. It helped but even still this card gets hot. and its got an incredibly loud fan on it.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Was" doing good

Patrick E., Newegg
19 December 2012
  • Summary: I did a lot of research getting this card and from XFX. The card must still be decent as after a year, the price is still the same and the 7870 doesn't seem that much better.
  • Pros: Smooth graphics. Able to handle every game thrown at it...Civ 5, TOR, BF3, Planetside 2 etc
  • Cons: In one word, support. I opened a ticket on 12/4/12. Still no resolution. In the original ticket, I mentioned it did not overheat and the fan worked. One reply (which takes 2-3 days) from the technician, wanted me to check that. The error is "FGXRenderer11::Present failed hr=DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMO...
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Overall 4
4.0

So frustrated...

Oakley S., Newegg
13 December 2012
  • Pros: If you get one that works well, this card is amazing for the price.
  • Cons: As with lots of people.. HEAT..HEAT..HEAT. Had my first one that after about 5 or 6 months, would just start hitting ~100c. RMA'd it and they sent me a new one (With me paying shipping and them taking a LONG time to respond each time during RMA ticket). My new card that was issued just died after...
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