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Sunday, 22 May 2011 15:43

Powercolor rolls out passive HD 6850

Written by Slobodan Simic
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With SCS3 heatsink
We all remember the time when Powercolor and other partners managed to slap a huge heatsink and make a decent card completly silent, and now, Powercolor is back with the HD 6850 SCS3 passively cooled card.

Featuring the quite famous huge heatsink that even spreads over the card, the new SCS3 HD 6850 can now brag to be the fastest dead-silent card.

Since we are talking about passive cooled card Powercolor had to keep the specs at reference values so you are looking at a card that 960 stream processors and ticks at 775MHz for the GPU and 4000MHz for 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The heatsink has already found its way on some previously released cards and it features five heatpipes paired up with 62-fin heatsink that spreads across and over the card.

The new SCS3 HD 6850 comes with standard two DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort ouptus and comes with support for CrossfireX. It will be bundled with Codemasters Dirt 3 game but, unfortunately, Powercolor didn't announce the price or the availability date.

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-20 #1 kamber87 2011-05-22 18:37
...and it's a three-slot card. Not interested.
 
 
+30 #2 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-22 19:05
Stop moaning about tri-slot cooling! Most of us only have one graphics card in the system(s). It works!
 
 
+4 #3 Carbonfibre 2011-05-22 19:51
Tri-slot? The after market cooler on my 8800GT including the fan, extends over 6 slots!
Lots of space to take advantage of in a full tower case mind.
 
 
+18 #4 The_Countess 2011-05-22 22:33
Quoting kamber87:
...and it's a three-slot card. Not interested.



no it isn't
http://www.powercolor.com/Gloal/products_features.asp?id=358
"Double slot form factor"
 
 
+7 #5 East17 2011-05-22 23:10
He has eye problems :)

Its only double slot and its even single slot on mainboards where the PCIe slot is placed further away from the next slot.
 
 
-1 #6 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-22 23:48
Well, if you count the part of the heat sink that is behind the card, it gets to three slots. There are some google images that show it from better angles.
 
 
+1 #7 TechHog 2011-05-23 00:23
That's amazing! DO WANT
 
 
+2 #8 TechHog 2011-05-23 03:52
@the guy giving thumbs-down:

U mad?
 
 
+2 #9 thomasg 2011-05-23 12:53
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Well, if you count the part of the heat sink that is behind the card, it gets to three slots. There are some google images that show it from better angles.

No, it doesn't. ATX specifications call for a single slot to be .8 inches wide (about 20.32 mm) wide. So 2 slots wide would be about 40.64 mm wide. This card has a width of 38 mm.
http://powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=358#Specification
 
 
0 #10 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-23 19:01
Quoting thomasg:
No, it doesn't.



Yes, it does! The specs are BS! Look at this: http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-14608-view-Powercolor-radeon-HD-6850-SCS3.html or this: http://www.techpowerup.com/144081/PowerColor-HD-6850-SCS3-Silent-Graphics-Card-Final-Iteration-Pictured.html
 

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