Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

ColorFire Radeon HD 7870 XStorm Graphics Card Detailed

Colorful's AMD Radeon-centric graphics card brand, ColorFire, is out with a new graphics card which keeps in tune with the design principle of backing a performance-segment GPU with preposterous amounts of features (VRM, cooling, OC features, etc.) The company showed off its Radeon HD 7870 XStorm graphics card at this year's Computex event in Taipei, though it is only now that we're seeing pictures of the card taken apart. Pictured below is the card of the hour. This Radeon HD 7870 graphics card is so long, that it comes with a support brace for workstation cases and Apple Mac Pro.

The card powers the otherwise cool and quiet "Pitcairn" GPU with an 8+1+1 onboard VRM, which can be expanded by a 4-phase VRM card that supports higher power draw. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Despite a VRM design that's fit to condition power for the HD 7970 GHz Edition (or jump-start an SUV), the ColorFire HD 7870 XStorm ships with mildly-overclocked speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz effective) memory. It packs 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface.

The ColorFire HD 7870 XStorm ships with a large double-slot fan-heatsink that spans along the length of the PCB. It packs a large heatsink to which heat drawn directly from the GPU, is conveyed by five 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. A 120 mm fan ventilates the heatsink. The cooler comes with a back-plate that covers the reverse side of the PCB. The card comes with dual-BIOS. One of the two packs the factory-OC profile, while the other packs a fail-safe AMD reference profile. Display outputs include two DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. The end of the card with display outputs and CrossFire connectors is ground layer-isolated with the rest of the card, to minimize EMI caused by the high current circuits. ColorFire has started selling the HD 7870 XStorm in China.


Source: VideoCardz
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26 Comments on ColorFire Radeon HD 7870 XStorm Graphics Card Detailed

#1
btarunr
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Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
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#3
pantherx12
by: btarunr
Colorful's AMD Radeon-centric graphics card brand, ColorFire, is out with a new graphics card which keeps in tune with backing a performance-segment GPU with preposterous amounts of features (VRM, cooling, OC features, etc.) The company showed off its Radeon HD 7870 XStorm graphics card at this year's Computex event in Taipei, though it is only now that we're seeing pictures of the card taken apart. Pictured below is the card of the hour. This Radeon HD 7870 graphics card is so long, that it comes with a support brace for workstation cases and Apple Mac Pro.

The card powers the otherwise cool and quiet "Pitcairn" GPU with an 8+1+1 onboard VRM, which can be expanded by a 4-phase VRM card that supports higher power draw. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Despite a VRM design that's fit to condition power for the HD 7970 GHz Edition (or jump-start an SUV), the ColorFire HD 7870 XStorm ships with mildly-overclocked speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz effective) memory. It packs 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface.

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The ColorFire HD 7870 XStorm ships with a large double-slot fan-heatsink that spans along the length of the PCB. It packs a large heatsink to which heat drawn directly from the GPU, is conveyed by five 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. A 92 mm fan ventilates the heatsink. The cooler comes with a back-plate that covers the reverse side of the PCB. The card comes with dual-BIOS. One of the two packs the factory-OC profile, while the other packs a fail-safe AMD reference profile. Display outputs include two DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. The end of the card with display outputs and CrossFire connectors is ground layer-isolated with the rest of the card, to minimize EMI caused by the high current circuits. ColorFire has started selling the HD 7870 XStorm in China.

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7870 ludicrous overclock edition!
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
Cool, when i noticed the slot on the back it made me think of the old Matrox cards lol.

I think fail like most are, i like to see 2 coolers ( if the VRMS are getting hot or 2 cooler in one)on the same side of the card for example like how dual gpu cards are done.
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#5
micropage7

first i think they add sodimm slot on that
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#6
radrok
What's the point of non flagship dual GPU? A notch more performance than the best single GPU with a sprinkle of microstuttering?
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#8
pantherx12
by: radrok
What's the point of non flagship dual GPU? A notch more performance than the best single GPU with a sprinkle of microstuttering?
Two 7870s would be pretty close to two 7970s due to better scaling and the 7870s overclocking like mad and running a lot cooler.
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#9
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Is there a point to the add on power board?
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#10
pantherx12
by: Frick
Is there a point to the add on power board?
Liquid nitrogen cool this chap.

All those extra vrms will allow you to run 1.8-2vs into it if you liked.
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#11
radrok
by: pantherx12
Two 7870s would be pretty close to two 7970s due to better scaling and the 7870s overclocking like mad and running a lot cooler.
I still prefer two top SKUs over two midrange, if you go dual GPU you'd better go all out :toast:

Anyway what do you mean by close? 80% of the total performance?
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#12
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: pantherx12
Liquid nitrogen cool this chap.

All those extra vrms will allow you to run 1.8-2vs into it if you liked.
D'oh, I always forget about the "extreme" people. :P
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#13
pantherx12
by: radrok
I still prefer two top SKUs over two midrange, if you go dual GPU you'd better go all out :toast:

Anyway what do you mean by close? 80% of the total performance?
Yeah 80-90 or so.
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#14
popswala
Whats the lil black button thing on the pci bracket above the hdmi? Is that a fan controller or like a bios reset/failsafe button. It looks nice. Like to see it compared to others since its a 78xx and not a 79xx. Unless a 79xx is in the future. Chances are there is.
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#15
Widjaja
Well it looks nice but it probably cost much more than a stock 7870 due to it's extras which I would never use.
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#17
dalekdukesboy
by: radrok
What's the point of non flagship dual GPU? A notch more performance than the best single GPU with a sprinkle of microstuttering?
this is a dual gpu? I think not, least from what I read everything is in the singular and I only see one gpu on the board...
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#19
INSTG8R
Another wacky card from Colorful.:wtf:

If they put that much effort into a 79xx it would be interesting. All that super beefed up VRM on a 79xx woulda been a hell of an overclocker.
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#20
SIGSEGV
by: dalekdukesboy
this is a dual gpu? I think not, least from what I read everything is in the singular and I only see one gpu on the board...
yeah you're right, its a single gpu card. those extreme peeps failed already or maybe got little confuse with dualX cards edition.
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#21
radrok
by: dalekdukesboy
this is a dual gpu? I think not, least from what I read everything is in the singular and I only see one gpu on the board...
yes, the name gave it away when reading it on my phone, especially without my morning coffee :laugh:
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#22
SIGSEGV
by: INSTG8R
Another wacky card from Colorful.:wtf:

If they put that much effort into a 79xx it would be interesting. All that super beefed up VRM on a 79xx woulda been a hell of an overclocker.
or maybe they have real target for mid - high segment with high ratio on price per perfomances
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#23
Zubasa
by: SIGSEGV
or maybe they have real target for mid - high segment with high ratio on price per perfomances
Its all useless if they ended up pricing this thing any where close to a GTX670 ;)
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#24
Widjaja
by: PopcornMachine
I only see one gpu.
It is one GPU.
Just has an extra VRM unit to eXtreme overclocking!

Although I don't see it being of any benefit for most regular PC enthusiasts, unless they decide to use LN to achieve the clock speeds which the VRM unit is intended to offer.
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#25
jamsbong
Despite a VRM design that's fit to condition power for the HD 7970 GHz Edition (or jump-start an SUV),

LOL :rockout:
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