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Friday, 21 January 2011 13:52

PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ tested - 2. A closer look at HD 6850 PSC+

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review
: Another Batmobile

PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ looks pretty nice and the hood seriously makes the card resemble the futuristic racing car pictured on the box. Actually it uses the cooler from bigger brother HD 6870 PSC+.

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The HD 6870 PCS+ cooling is dual slot and the card is 22.5cm long. The fan is 9cm in diameter and is connected to the 3-pin connector. Fan speed regulation can be performed via the Catalyst Overdrive or any other tool you may prefer.
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The I/O panel features one DisplayPort 1.2 connector, one HDMI 1.4a and two DVI connectors (one of them is single-link with maximum resolution of 1920x1200).

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Just like the Radeon HD 6870, Radeon HD 6850 comes with only one CrossFire connector. This means that you can only use two cards in 2-way CrossFire.


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HD 6850 PCS+'s heatsink uses three heatpipes to draw heat from the GPU core. The GDDR5 memory chips are made by Hynix (model number H5GQ1H24AFR-T2C). They are specified to run at 1250 MHz (effective 5000 MHz).

Radeon HD 6850 consumes 127W at max so it will require one 6-pin power connector. Software voltage control via I2C is not possible due to use  of more cost effective voltage regulator uP6213.

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