PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ 1 GB 11

PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ 1 GB Review

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A Closer Look

PowerColor's heatsink uses three heatpipes to transport heat away from the GPU core to an array of fins where heat is dissipated in the fan's airflow.

A single 6-pin power connector, which allows total power consumption of up to 150 W, is enough for the card.

The GDDR5 memory chips are made by Hynix, and carry the model number H5GQ1H24AFR-T2C. They are specified to run at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz GDDR5 effective).

Instead of the expensive CHiL voltage regulator from the reference design, PowerColor has chosen to use a more cost effective uP6213 which unfortunately does not offer software voltage control via I2C.

AMD's new Barts graphics processor is made on a 40 nm process at TSMC Taiwan. It uses approximately 1.7 billion transistors on a die area of 255 mm². This is also the first GPU to carry the AMD logo instead of the ATI logo.
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