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PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 PCS++ Graphics Card

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More performance car artwork from PowerColor for their latest box which notes some of the key features about the card on the front. Inside we find a decent bundle which includes Crossfire connector, DVI to VGA dongle and a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort convertor.

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The design of the 6870 PCS++ uses PowerColors own design with enhanced components such as Prodalizer capacitor as well as Voltera/Poscap items used to enhance build quality and reliability. Two Crossfire connectors are present on this 6800 series card which is a change from the norm also and the cooler attached to the front is PowerColors own dual slot, silent fan model with copper heatpipes and aluminium fins found under the shroud.

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For this particular model we have two mini-DisplayPort connectors, HDMI 1.4 and two DVIs. Three screen gaming configurations are supported and over at the top corner of the PCB we find two 6-pin power inputs.

Underneath the cooler we have the 40nm Barts GPU which contains 32 ROPs and 1120 stream processors. Connected to this 975MHz core via 256-bit bus is 1GB of Elpida GDDR5 which PowerColor set to 1150MHz.

Finally, the 6870 supports DirectX11, Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute 5.0, Blu-Ray acceleration and output of 7.1 audio including Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

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Stuart Davidson is Senior Editor at HardwareHeaven having joined the site in 2002.

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