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.
Two 6-pin power connectors are required to operate 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).
PowerColor has decided to continue using the CHiL 8214 voltage regulator, just like on the reference design. This gives overclockers the maximum in voltage control and sensor info.
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.