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

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eidairaman1
by: Widjaja
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.
its the same as what the Lightning had.



by: jamsbong
Despite a VRM design that's fit to condition power for the HD 7970 GHz Edition (or jump-start an SUV),

LOL :rockout:
I hear Crickets :D
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