Thursday, October 14th 2010

XFX Radeon HD 6870 Smiles for the Camera

XFX is ready with the first AIB-branded Radeon HD 6000 series graphics card to be caught on camera. Its Radeon HD 6870 graphics card bears a racy-looking AMD reference-design blower-type cooling solution, with its own company sticker. The company has opted for the AMD-branded Radeon logo. It draws power from two 6-pin power connectors, has no backplate on the PCB's reverse side, and sports a custom-design rear-panel on which the XFX logo is etched on the exhaust. Display connectors include two DVI, an HDMI, and two mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 6870 is intended to be a successor to the Radeon HD 5700 series, a performance segment product targeting a price sweet-spot. Radeon HD 5800 series successors are Radeon HD 6900 series.

Source: Hardware.info, Sweclockers
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89 Comments on XFX Radeon HD 6870 Smiles for the Camera

#2
afw
+1 ... sexy indeed :rockout:

EDIT: only 2-way crossfire ... ??? :confused: ... why ... ???
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#3
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
Looks really nice :toast: :D
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#4
Faith[ROG].Anarchy
Impressed by the display output :toast:
What's going on with the CrossFire Interconnect Bridge :banghead: only one :banghead:
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#5
mdsx1950
by: afw
+1 ... sexy indeed :rockout:

EDIT: only 2-way crossfire ... ??? :confused: ... why ... ???
The card might be too powerful to be put in a QuadFire config :p Or it just might be this XFX card. The others might be capable of QuadFire. :D
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#6
Easo
Niiice, i like the XFX logo on the exhaust.
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#7
Rammkopf
Er ... what?! Someone in their marketing department actually believes they're gonna make me install this brick-like chunk of composites inside my case?! No F-in' way. This one in particular looks so ugly and unfinished, it makes my snot wanna twist around my neck ... :banghead:

C'mon partners, come up with somethin' that's actually worth eyeballing!
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#8
Delta6326
I just had a heart-attack looking at this and all the other TPU news!:rockout::respect:
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#9
983264
Can't Wait on the reviews, and if it beats the 5850, Then how much more if the 6870 is released?
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#10
SNICK
In hindi "mast hai yaar"
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#11
beautyless
So the cayman xt pictures leak with 256-bit bus seems to be true. sadly.
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#12
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Looks very nice:), very similar looking to the 5 series though.

Now it's just time to wait and see how they perform.
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#13
inferKNOX
I wonder if these HD6800s and so on will have an AMD mini-DP -> DVI adapter(s) for Eyefinity?
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#14
mdm-adph
Hey, cool -- and unlike my MSI 4830, they actually turned the letters the right way so that it won't be upside down when you install it. :shadedshu
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#15
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
shmexy card, lets see how it performs!
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#16
NdMk2o1o
by: btarunr
Radeon HD 6870 is intended to be a successor to the Radeon HD 5700 series
With 2 6 pin adapters?

This alongside the stupid naming scheme is making me wonder about AMD this time round, though if the leaked benches are anything to go by this is just a hair behind a 5870, and if this is replacing the 5770, what the hell will the 6950/70 be like??
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#18
20mmrain
Ahh still upset to see only two way crossfire. Although that could be because they don't want people having 3 way or 4 way if it could easily beat cayman.
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#19
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: 20mmrain
Ahh still upset to see only two way crossfire. Although that could be because they don't want people having 3 way or 4 way if it could easily beat cayman.
Odd, isn't it? But given that I have found severe issues with scaling while using just two cards, I would be shocked if ANY 6-series, besides one, has more than one Crossfire finger.

I did kinda hype up that scaling sucks, period, for a reason...:laugh:...now look, 6870 only has one finger...:laugh:


:rolleyes: Sometimes you guys need to read between the lines.


:D
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#20
mdm-adph
by: NdMk2o1o
though if the leaked benches are anything to go by this is just a hair behind a 5870, and if this is replacing the 5770, what the hell will the 6950/70 be like??
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#21
crow1001
Looks like hardware.info have taken a kicking of AMD or XFX as their article has gone.
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#22
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
they really are trying to confuse people now. most people are gonna thing this is the 5850 successor when its really a 5700 series. Plus all the the 5700 series cards only needed 1x6 pin for power if that. now they need 2. this looks more like a rebranded 5850 or 5870
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#23
Kitkat
i wish the newones went strait to non reference.
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#24
wahdangun
by: afw
+1 ... sexy indeed :rockout:

EDIT: only 2-way crossfire ... ??? :confused: ... why ... ???
because every midrange card only have one?

and this is the "new" midrange card from amd ?
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#25
HaZe303
Maybe they are refitted 5800 cards? :) Thats why they are nagging about the gpu pin compatibilty, its not only that they are identical in pin setup, they maybe really are identical(with minor changes to its looks and such? :D
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