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ColorFire Shows Off Xstorm HD 6850 X2 4 GB Graphics Card

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Asian graphics card manufacturer known for its intriguing designs, Colorful, after a brief gap of four months, unveiled its latest graphics card in the works, under its Radeon-centric ColorFire brand. Called the ColorFire Xstorm HD 6850 X2 4GB, its name pretty much spells out what it's about: a dual-GPU (CrossFire on-a-stick) graphics card with two Radeon HD 6850 GPUs, and 4 GB of total memory (2 GB per GPU system). It's not just the specifications that earned Colorful/ColorFire its popularity, it's their nerdtastic choice of components. This card is no exception.

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Slap a reasonable price on this and I'm going tri-fire.
 
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Interesting memory size choice....
 
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Slap a reasonable price on this and I'm going tri-fire.
Wouldn't that mean that all the cards would be running at 1GB of memory?


btarunr, do you have a website address for Colorfire? Or would I have to go through Colorful to contact them. Their Colorful website doesn't show any AMD cards at all.
 
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Pimp my Graphix. AMD edition ! :pimp:
No rly, look at the PCB plan view image. First I was like :wtf:, then I was :roll:
Hell, even the GPU sockets are silver plated ! Let's just hope silver prices don't follow gold's, else you might find these cards retailing for $1000+ .
 
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Wouldn't that mean that all the cards would be running at 1GB of memory?


btarunr, do you have a website address for Colorfire? Or would I have to go through Colorful to contact them. Their Colorful website doesn't show any AMD cards at all.
Yeah, but 1GB is enough for 1080p in most situations.
 
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Wouldn't that mean that all the cards would be running at 1GB of memory?


btarunr, do you have a website address for Colorfire? Or would I have to go through Colorful to contact them. Their Colorful website doesn't show any AMD cards at all.
It would be so powerful I doubt it would matter.
 
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It would be so powerful I doubt it would matter.
The only time that you should be using tri-GPU is on very high resolutions, which means the memory size matters.
 

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Colorfire??? possibly a spinoff or subsidary of POWERCOLOR??

I swear Asian companies come up with the weirdest of names of stuff
 
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That is the most busy PCB I think i've ever seen, on both sides... its pretty amazing.
 
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That's a very interesting card, it looks very pimp with its silver flashing.

Those jumpers might be a bit of a pita to get at though with the cooler on.
 

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If ONLY I could get one at a good price .
 
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It's great to see 2GB on this, when gpuz had the memory usage added i was shocked to find out that some games i play can use over 1GB at just 1680x1050 never mind on a higher res monitor or an eyefinity setup.
 
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would this be an upgrade from a single 5870?
 
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would this be an upgrade from a single 5870?
It would be kind of like 5850 crossfire with a little better scaling going by the 6850 crossfire reviews so heading towards double the power of a 5870 but very game dependent due to crossfire.
 
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It would be kind of like 5850 crossfire with a little better scaling going by the 6850 crossfire reviews so heading towards double the power of a 5870 but very game dependent due to crossfire.
Heading towards the power of 5870 in CF is more like it
 
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Heading towards the power of 5870 in CF is more like it
That is kind of what i meant by heading towards double the power of a 5870 but honestly i'm not too sure on crossfire scaling on the 5870's so i was trying to not be too specific in my answer.
 
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Colorfire??? possibly a spinoff or subsidary of POWERCOLOR??

I swear Asian companies come up with the weirdest of names of stuff
Well you gotta consider their language. When some of the names are used in their language it has a greater meaning. Plus they'll sometimes sound cooler. When translated into English, a lot of the effect is lost. Many times the translator picks the most basic meaning which when we see it makes us wonder why they named something in such a childish way/etc.
 
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:wtf:
That's a...nice card.
I can expect to see this card on DX in a few months.
 
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it looks nice.
i like the colour but with silver does it will make huge difference? or it just made to attract more attention since we dont know about the brand?
 

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T'other thing is, will all the silver tarnish and go black at some point?
 
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T'other thing is, will all the silver tarnish and go black at some point?
Hopefully. Then you can sell it as the limited edition HD 6850x2 Black Edition for more than you payed for it. :cool: