Friday, May 20th 2011

PowerColor Officially Intros HD 6850 SCS2 Graphics Card

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today introduces a passive cooling solution into the HD6800 family: the PowerColor SCS3 HD6850. While running passively, the PowerColor SCS3 HD6850 maintains the high performed specifications with core engine of 775MHz, 1000 MHz memory speed; with up to 1.48 teraFLOPs of computing power, easily accelerates the gaming rig and delivers extreme gaming performance.

The PowerColor SCS3 HD6850 features an effective passive cooling solution; with 62 piece of L shape heat sink which enlarge the heat dissipation surface areas, the excessive heat can easily being dissipated through 5 piece high performance heat pipes; furthermore, it’s equipped with cooling plate fully covers memory and PCB, ensures every key components to stay cool in a quite setting.

Also, the latest solution utilizes “Gold Power Kit” which is composed of the select components: Shielded Alloy Choke, solid capacitor and 3+1 phases power design, allows the stable and efficient overclocking entertaining experience.

PowerColor SCS3 HD6850 supports the latest Microsoft DirectX 11 technology and HD3D technology, providing intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects. It’s also compatible with AMD Eyefinity technology, maximizing your field of view up to three displays, enables a vivid gaming experience like never before.
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19 Comments on PowerColor Officially Intros HD 6850 SCS2 Graphics Card

#2
_JP_
Memory chips are not cooled on this model. :(
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#3
dickobrazzz
_JP_ said:
Memory chips are not cooled on this model. :(
what for you need memory chips cooling? they`re not so hot:)
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#4
pigulici
too late, I wait fot this 6 months, and 2 week ago I buy gigabyte 6850 OC
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#5
micropage7
wow, fanless design
i wonder how it works on mid or high end card
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#6
tomkaten
A friend of mine got a passively cooled 4870 back when they were all the rage. The next day he was returning it to the shop, because it was melting the paint off his case.

In all honesty, the 4870 was probably much more power-hungry, but passive solutions on high end stuff is just not achievable these days. I mean sure, if you live in Norway and you frequently watch the northern lights, then it's probably ok, but in the torrid cities that some of us inhabit, it's simply an extra fire hazard.
... ensures every key components to stay cool in a quite setting.
You or Powercolor's marketing dep misspelled "quiet". :)
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#7
_JP_
dickobrazzz said:
what for you need memory chips cooling? they`re not so hot:)
Yes, but on previous passive models, Powercolor supplied the card with vRAM heatsinks.
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#8
LDNL
"PowerColor Officially Intros HD 6850 SCS2 Graphics Card"
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#9
D4S4
whoever buys this and fails to slap a fan on it should be shot.

htpc usage is an exception.
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#10
pantherx12
tomkaten said:
A friend of mine got a passively cooled 4870 back when they were all the rage. The next day he was returning it to the shop, because it was melting the paint off his case.
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Sounds like your friend didn't have enough airflow.

Other wise the heat from it would not be able to build up in one spot like that.
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#11
damric
This would be awesome in my high airflow case. I wish I could buy just the cooler off of this thing.
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#12
ov2rey
HD6870 stock Heat sink fan already load @ 80+ degree.. i doubt this heat sink able to handle to heat.. when full load
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#13
pantherx12
ov2rey said:
HD6870 stock Heat sink fan already load @ 80+ degree.. i doubt this heat sink able to handle to heat.. when full load
6850s run much much cooler.
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#14
ov2rey
pantherx12 said:
6850s run much much cooler.
yup i agree.
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#15
pantherx12
ov2rey said:
yup i agree.
Then why did you compare 6870 temps? :p
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#16
TheMailMan78
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This is perfect for a lil media center.
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#17
Damn_Smooth
I wonder how much this will cost. I need another 6850.
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#18
MikeMurphy
Passive is awesome, as it means the cooling is overbuilt when you spend $5 extra and throw a fan on it.
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#19
pantherx12
MikeMurphy said:
Passive is awesome, as it means the cooling is overbuilt when you spend $5 extra and throw a fan on it.
Not sure how this thing will compare to it, but I ran a t-rad 2 on a 3870 a while back and with just the side panel fan going ( even at lowest setting) it still out performed the stock cooler and it matched a AC twin turbo XD ( on auto)


If the design is right passive is so win :laugh:
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