Thursday, March 31st 2011

ColorFire Readies Radeon HD 6870 Graphics Card for Extreme Overclocking

ColorFire, the associate brand of Colorful that specializes in AMD Radeon-based graphics cards, today released a new Radeon HD 6870 card geared for extreme overclocking. Its design revolves around high-grade VRM, powerful cooling, and dual BIOS, each packing overclocked settings. The ColorFire Xstorm HD 6870 is a completely non-reference design card, the GPU is powered by a 5+1 phase VRM that uses POSCAP capacitors. The card uses two BIOS ROM chips that can be selected using a push-switch on the rear panel. The "normal" BIOS packs clock speeds of 940 MHz core and 1100 MHz (4.40 GHz effective) memory, while the "turbo" BIOS runs the card at 1050 MHz core, 1150 MHz (4.60 GHz effective) memory.

The card is cooled by a large custom-design cooler the company earlier used on an HD 6850 card with similar design. It uses a large heat pipe-fed heatsink that is cooled by a 110 mm fan. Other overclocker-friendly features include consolidated voltage measure points with cables; and hardware-based voltage adjustment using DIP switches on the card. It draws power from two 6-pint power connectors. Display outputs include two DVI, and one each of full-size HDMI 1.4a, and DisplayPort 1.2. Colorfire will first sell the card in Asia, and then in Europe.
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26 Comments on ColorFire Readies Radeon HD 6870 Graphics Card for Extreme Overclocking

#2
micropage7
i like the big fan and the ring color. pretty intimidating and looks pretty solid
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#3
Aceman.au
by: micropage7
i like the big fan and the ring color. pretty intimidating and looks pretty solid
Yeah I guess performance and cooling is the only thing that matters... (if u dont have a window on ur case xD )
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#4
dieterd
do we pay for MHz?

I would like to see priceing, I bet this cloked HD 6870 would top not only HD 6950 1bg but also 2gb version
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#5
erixx
Graphic cards now come with a handle/grip to fashionably take it in you hand for downtown walks? hohoho!
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: erixx
Graphic cards now come with a handle/grip to fashionably take it in you hand for downtown walks? hohoho!
That's a stabilizer. It keeps the card "slotted" in certain kinds of workstation/server chassis. It is detachable.
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#7
D4S4
by: dieterd
I would like to see priceing, I bet this cloked HD 6870 would top not only HD 6950 1bg but also 2gb version
you will pay for custom vrm.
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#8
pantherx12
Nice clocks, anyone know what voltage is running through this?

Be interesting to see how far they can be pushed.
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#9
Regenweald
I like this brand, looking forward to their custom HD 6900s, as far as power goes, i could see myself building a machine around this.
maybe they could have a tutorial session on designing VRMs with nvidia :D
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#10
Over_Lord
News Editor
now thats what I call factory overclock..

so AMD releasing HD6890 anytime soon :P
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#11
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
see this is a fantasic looking card, great features like pcb and cooling, great clockspeeds....

its just an awefull shame they are doing it with the barts GPU, cayman would raise far more eyebrows. :ohwell:
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#12
dir_d
I like it can we get a review on it soon?
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: dir_d
I like it can we get a review on it soon?
Yes, we might review it. :)
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#14
H82LUZ73
by: btarunr
Yes, we might review it. :)
:respect::D
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#15
N3M3515
This card will be selling in USA?
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: N3M3515
This card will be selling in USA?
Asia and Europe.
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#17
dir_d
by: btarunr
Asia and Europe.
Son of A...
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
It's new to international market, but has some talented designers.
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#20
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Wow, this looks like a really cool product. I'm an nvidia user and it even gets me salivating over it. :rockout:

I think this card is gonna have to appear on my thread on cool looking graphics cards.
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#21
OneCool
Extreme overclocking with Hynix memory?


Yeah right :roll:
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#22
Maban
USA needs ColorFire and Yeston.
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: btarunr
the GPU is powered by a 5+1 phase VRM that uses POSCAP capacitors.
ROFLMAO what a name this is like the nova in spanish
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#24
N3M3515
by: Maban
USA needs ColorFire and Yeston.
+1
Yesss!!
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#25
alexsubri
i hope this doesn't fail like the 5830 did
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