AMD's Radeon HD 6970 is considered a mature graphics card design now with future GPUs coming out in the next months. PowerColor has taken the opportunity to create some waves before the holidays with a new premium-class HD 6970 called Devil 13.
The PowerColor Devil 13 is using a completely revamped PCB design and cooling solution with overclockers and gamers in mind. Compared to other HD 6970 models, the Devil 13 comes with the highest clock speeds of any HD 6970 on the market today - when it's turbo mode is enabled. Without turbo, the card will run at reference design clocks, and is more focused on a quieter gaming experience according to PowerColor.
GTX 560 Ti
|Memory Size||1024 MB||2048 MB||1280 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||1536 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit||256 bit||320 bit||256 bit||256 bit||384 bit|
|Core Clock||823 MHz||800 MHz||732 MHz||880 MHz||880/960 MHz||772 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1002 MHz||1250 MHz||950 MHz||1375 MHz||1375/1425 MHz||1002 MHz|
You will receive:
- Graphics card
- Driver CD + Documentation + 3 Year Warranty Certificate
- Devil 13 Sticker
- 2x 6-pin to 8-pin Power Adapter
- DVI Adapter + mini-DP to DP Adapter
- DiRT 3 Coupon
- Wiha screwdriver set
The included Wiha screwdriver set is an impressive toolkit. Wiha is one of the leading companies when it comes to tools and screwdrivers. Their tools are used by professionals all over the world, including myself. Stubborn screws on graphics cards are no match for these screwdrivers - I love them. The screwdriver kit pictured above has a retail value of about 60 Euros/USD.
PowerColor's card uses a menacing design with a large cooler and a black backplate on the other side. The color theme reminds me a bit of cards like the ASUS MARS II.
The card requires two slots in your system.
Display connectivity is two DVI ports, one full size HDMI port and two mini-DisplayPorts. Adapters for analog VGA and full-size DisplayPort are included in the package.
An HDMI sound device is included in the GPU, too. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible which includes HD audio and support for Blu-ray 3D movies. The DisplayPort interface is DisplayPort 1.2 compliant which allows the use of a DisplayPort hub to connect multiple monitors, or daisy chain them together.
You may combine up to four HD 6970 cards from any vendor in a multi-GPU CrossFire configuration for higher framerater or better image quality settings.
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