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XFX Radeon HD 6870 Smiles for the Camera

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XFX is ready with the first AIB-branded Radeon HD 6000 series graphics card to be caught on camera. Its Radeon HD 6870 graphics card bears a racy-looking AMD reference-design blower-type cooling solution, with its own company sticker. The company has opted for the AMD-branded Radeon logo. It draws power from two 6-pin power connectors, has no backplate on the PCB's reverse side, and sports a custom-design rear-panel on which the XFX logo is etched on the exhaust. Display connectors include two DVI, an HDMI, and two mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 6870 is intended to be a successor to the Radeon HD 5700 series, a performance segment product targeting a price sweet-spot. Radeon HD 5800 series successors are Radeon HD 6900 series.



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Sexy!
 
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#3
+1 ... sexy indeed :rockout:

EDIT: only 2-way crossfire ... ??? :confused: ... why ... ???
 

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#4
Looks really nice :toast: :D
 
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Impressed by the display output :toast:
What's going on with the CrossFire Interconnect Bridge :banghead: only one :banghead:
 

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#6
+1 ... sexy indeed :rockout:

EDIT: only 2-way crossfire ... ??? :confused: ... why ... ???
The card might be too powerful to be put in a QuadFire config :p Or it just might be this XFX card. The others might be capable of QuadFire. :D
 
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Niiice, i like the XFX logo on the exhaust.
 

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Er ... what?! Someone in their marketing department actually believes they're gonna make me install this brick-like chunk of composites inside my case?! No F-in' way. This one in particular looks so ugly and unfinished, it makes my snot wanna twist around my neck ... :banghead:

C'mon partners, come up with somethin' that's actually worth eyeballing!
 
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I just had a heart-attack looking at this and all the other TPU news!:rockout::respect:
 
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Can't Wait on the reviews, and if it beats the 5850, Then how much more if the 6870 is released?
 

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In hindi "mast hai yaar"
 

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Looks very nice:), very similar looking to the 5 series though.

Now it's just time to wait and see how they perform.
 
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I wonder if these HD6800s and so on will have an AMD mini-DP -> DVI adapter(s) for Eyefinity?
 
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shmexy card, lets see how it performs!
 
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Radeon HD 6870 is intended to be a successor to the Radeon HD 5700 series
With 2 6 pin adapters?

This alongside the stupid naming scheme is making me wonder about AMD this time round, though if the leaked benches are anything to go by this is just a hair behind a 5870, and if this is replacing the 5770, what the hell will the 6950/70 be like??
 
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oh god this is sexy
 
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Ahh still upset to see only two way crossfire. Although that could be because they don't want people having 3 way or 4 way if it could easily beat cayman.
 

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#20
Ahh still upset to see only two way crossfire. Although that could be because they don't want people having 3 way or 4 way if it could easily beat cayman.
Odd, isn't it? But given that I have found severe issues with scaling while using just two cards, I would be shocked if ANY 6-series, besides one, has more than one Crossfire finger.

I did kinda hype up that scaling sucks, period, for a reason...:laugh:...now look, 6870 only has one finger...:laugh:


:rolleyes: Sometimes you guys need to read between the lines.


:D
 
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though if the leaked benches are anything to go by this is just a hair behind a 5870, and if this is replacing the 5770, what the hell will the 6950/70 be like??

 
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Looks like hardware.info have taken a kicking of AMD or XFX as their article has gone.
 
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they really are trying to confuse people now. most people are gonna thing this is the 5850 successor when its really a 5700 series. Plus all the the 5700 series cards only needed 1x6 pin for power if that. now they need 2. this looks more like a rebranded 5850 or 5870
 

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+1 ... sexy indeed :rockout:

EDIT: only 2-way crossfire ... ??? :confused: ... why ... ???
because every midrange card only have one?

and this is the "new" midrange card from amd ?