Thursday, March 10th 2011

ColorFire Releases Xstorm HD 6850 Graphics Card, Breaks Vantage Record

ColorFire released its new Xstorm HD 6850 graphics card. ColorFire is a sister-brand of Colorful, which focuses on AMD Radeon-based graphics cards, as Colorful specializes on NVIDIA GeForce ones. Shortly after its introduction, the ColorFire team led by overclocker Carl from China was able to break a 3DMark Vantage record for the Radeon HD 6850. The overclocker achieved P27751 points, some 3810 points ahead of the previous record-holder. The card sustained overclocked speeds of 1500 MHz core and 1275 MHz (5100 MHz GDDR5 effective) memory, and backed by an Intel Core i7-980X clocked at 5.7 GHz, with the entire setup being cooled by liquid nitrogen. The HWBOT validation can be found here.

The Xstorm HD 6850 from ColorFire features the same mid-range exorbitance characteristic of Colorful. It features a PCB with a strong VRM, making use of high-quality components; and a large cooler. It features 1 GB of memory, a 4+1 phase VRM, dual-BIOS, OCP unlock switches, and consolidated voltage-measure points. The VRM uses high-grade chokes and POSCAP capacitors. The cooler uses a large (quiet) fan to cool a big heatsink to which heat is conveyed by three heat pipes.
More pictures of the setup and card follow.

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26 Comments on ColorFire Releases Xstorm HD 6850 Graphics Card, Breaks Vantage Record

#1
u2konline
WOW that looks also. Why does it need 2 pins? I thought the 6850's only require one.
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: u2konline
WOW that looks also. Why does it need 2 pins? I thought the 6850's only require one.
For more power ?

It was running at 1500mhz core as well and one 6pin wouldn't supply enough juice.
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#5
RejZoR
Interesting looking card...
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#6
Kitkat
by: u2konline
WOW that looks also. Why does it need 2 pins? I thought the 6850's only require one.
card isnt in the "NEED" category. More like the want. They wanted to break a record.
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#7
Wile E
Power User
Who the hell is Colorful/ColorFire?
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#10
20mmrain
Holy Chit.... LOL Beat a GTX 580 with a card that costs less then half as much!!!
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#12
Jack Doph
I've tried to Google this mob, but seem unable to find their website..
Do they have one?
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#13
erixx
Looks good, but cooling performance not optimal. Makes no sense.
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#14
Kitkat
by: erixx
Looks good, but cooling performance not optimal. Makes no sense.
Sense:
heatsink move heat. fan go woosh. woosh blow heat.
*motions with her hands*

Everyone's anal expiation of "optimal" is tiring. It'll never be "optimal" enough trust me.
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#15
Jack Doph
by: Kitkat
Sense:
heatsink move heat. fan go woosh. woosh blow heat.
*motions with her hands*

Everyone's anal expiation of "optimal" is tiring. It'll never be "optimal" enough trust me.
Optimal is when it's no longer needed ;)
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#16
Cyanigosa
by: Jack Doph
I've tried to Google this mob, but seem unable to find their website..
Do they have one?
ColorFire is a Chinese brand. Their website is http://www.colorfire.net/
It seems that there is no english version.
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#17
Jack Doph
Cheers muchly mate.
I shall endeavour to .. well, decipher it ;)
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#18
Over_Lord
News Editor
the memory overclock is so below-average
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: thunderising
the memory overclock is so below-average
Meh. Clocking the memory doesn't net you much. GPU is much more important.
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#20
fochkoph
I'd love to see them jam two of those fans onto that heatsink. Then sell it over here in the states with a great warranty to back it up. :rockout:
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#21
Athlonite
I quite like the looks but doubt it'll ever make it to our shores for retail sales
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#22
Kitkat
by: Jack Doph
Optimal is when it's no longer needed ;)
by: Kitkat
card isnt in the "NEED" category. More like the want. They wanted to break a record.
first comment.
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#23
Marineborn
interesting design, seems a little late in the ballgame to be throwing this card out on the markey with claims of awesomeness
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#24
Kitkat
by: Marineborn
interesting design, seems a little late in the ballgame to be throwing this card out on the markey with claims of awesomeness
its not to late to make a record breaking anything. Some of the best stuff comes later. I remember when ROG cards and boards were REALLY ROG and came out towards the end now they launch with them. Sure there cool but the best stuff comes after everyone has messed around with it. If someone has something better to offer by all means do it. Not everyone buying a card buys it on launch day. Believe it or not someones buying 6850s right now.... and now..... and now. Never to late to market anything. 6850 is still relatively new (thought cards now come at a faster rate).
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#25
micropage7
wow, i love the fan, pretty big and the scheme looks pretty good
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