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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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