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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 09:32

Powercolor officially rolls out dual HD 6870 X2

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Two Barts XT on the same PCB
Previously seen and introduced at Computex in Taipei, the Powercolor Radeon HD 6870 X2 graphics card has now been officially announced. Packing two 40nm Barts XT GPUs sharing the same PCB, the new HD 6870 X2 comes with a custom dual slot cooler, 2GB of GDDR5 memory and a total of 2240 Stream Processors.

As noted, the new card packs a total of 2240 Stream Processors, or 1120 per GPU and works at 900MHz for each GPU and 4200MHz for a total of 2GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a dual 256-bit memory interface. Since we are talking about a custom card, Powercolor used a "Platinum Power Kit" on the PCB that includes 13-phase VRM, ferrite Core Chokes and DrMos.

The cooler that will keep the temps of both GPUs uses two slots and features six heatpipes with Heatpipe Direct Touch technology as well as two fans to keep the card as cool as possible. The card needs two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors and features two DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 and two DVI outputs.

The latest info was that it should be priced at around US $449 and should end up about 15 percent faster than the GTX 580.

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+9 #1 Medallish 2011-06-22 10:40
That's not too bad. One question though, from the first picture it seems there is a Crossfire port, will it be possible to get 3 or 4 way crossfire on Barts after all?
 
 
+24 #2 dan 2011-06-22 10:42
So, cheaper and faster than a GTX 580. Hardly a surprise, it's AMD after all.

Note to Drac: you criticise trolls and then go about trolling yourself? You sir, are a cretin.
 
 
+3 #3 leftiszi 2011-06-22 11:12
So what's wrong with buying two 5850s (YES 5850s) for 125 euros each, crossfire them and clock them to 850Mhz/1200?

Don't tell me this requires a single slot, because noone is stupid enough to be willing to spend 449$ on a graphics card, without having a decent dual slot yielding mobo.
 
 
-46 #4 Drac 2011-06-22 11:22
Quoting dan:
So, cheaper and faster than a GTX 580. Hardly a surprise, it's AMD after all.

Note to Drac: you criticise trolls and then go about trolling yourself? You sir, are a cretin.


GTX560Ti x2=6850 x2 owned,easy choice
As 560Ti easy owning 6850,no even question here.
dan will be sad,his typical trolling on Nvidia failed again,which is also typical

Note to dan fagtroll - its not surprise you trolling in every article about Nvidia,since you not only cretin,but also inbred xD
You must be adopted and your parents made mistake letting you use they pc,kids should stay away from internet,especi aly such idiots like you
 
 
+3 #5 Kryojenix 2011-06-22 12:08
Hurry up with Northern Islands already!! I need a die-shrunk HD 6990 successor (or a HD 6970 x2 successor!) with reasonable power consumption to play Skyrim in HD3D on pretty soon!! :P
 
 
-3 #6 MrScary 2011-06-22 13:42
Quoting leftiszi:
So what's wrong with buying two 5850s (YES 5850s) for 125 euros each, crossfire them and clock them to 850Mhz/1200?

Don't tell me this requires a single slot, because noone is stupid enough to be willing to spend 449$ on a graphics card, without having a decent dual slot yielding mobo.

Its better to buy Saphires extreme 5850 for 95,76€ without VAT (where i live we don´t pay it :))

http://www.pccomponentes.com/sapphire_radeon_hd_5850_xtreme_1gb_gddr5.html
 
 
-1 #7 bardenck 2011-06-22 13:45
Quoting leftiszi:
So what's wrong with buying two 5850s (YES 5850s) for 125 euros each, crossfire them and clock them to 850Mhz/1200?

Don't tell me this requires a single slot, because noone is stupid enough to be willing to spend 449$ on a graphics card, without having a decent dual slot yielding mobo.



i had the same argument ( with 560's ) on this cards original article....it went nowhere with these people..
 
 
+2 #8 bardenck 2011-06-22 13:48
the gtx 460 2win is almost $100 cheaper and slightly beats or matches the 580. just sayin.
 
 
+10 #9 MrScary 2011-06-22 13:51
Quoting Drac:
GTX560Ti x2=6850 x2 owned,easy choice
As 560Ti easy owning 6850,no even question here.
dan will be sad,his typical trolling on Nvidia failed again,which is also typical
Note to dan fagtroll - its not surprise you trolling in every article about Nvidia,since you not only cretin,but also inbred xD
You must be adopted and your parents made mistake letting you use they pc,kids should stay away from internet,especi aly such idiots like you


The only thing i like to do once i see your posts is giving u a -1 and send deep under sea, like nvidia stock shares.

U dont worth even to be read.
 
 
+2 #10 tomnesh 2011-06-22 17:37
Quoting Drac:
I'm a Troll


You're pathetic sir.
Its ridiculous to accuse him of being a cretin and troll and you contradict yourself within 10 words.
Anyway, not only has AMD been outperforming Nvidia, they provide cheaper solutions. So take that up your green angry ass, how do you like being TROLLED.
 

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