VTX3D ATI Radeon 6870 HD 1GB (£169.98 with voucher) - HotUKDeals
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To get this price, use the £10 off £150 available from quidco :
http://www.quidco.com/dabs-com/?asi
You also get 3% quidco on the order bring it down to £163.93

Great card for the cash :)

Blurb :



* Graphics Engine: RADEON HD 6870
* Video Memory: 1GB GDDR5
* Memory Interface: 256bit
* DirectX® Support: 11
* Bus Standard: PCI Express 2.1
* Core Speed: 900MHz
* Memory Speed: 1050MHz (4.2Gbps)
* VGA Output: Via Adapter
* TV Output: 0
* DVI Output: On Board
* HDMI Support: On Board
* DisplayPort Support: On Board
* Minimum System Power Requirement: 500W
* 134.4 Gbps memory bandwidth (maximum)
* 2 TFLOPs compute power
* Double slot form factor
* TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
* 1120 Stream Processors
* 56 Texture Units
* 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
* 32 Color ROP Units
* PCI Express® 2.1 x16 bus interface
* "Eye-Definition" graphics
* Shader Model 5.0
* DirectCompute 11
* Programmable hardware tessellation unit
* Accelerated multi-threading
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#1
I'm not familiar with VTX, but under £170 for a 6870 is great value! I'm waiting to see the price/performance of the 6950/6970 which are expected at the end of November, although I'm very tempted by this...

Edited By: skipster3000 on Oct 28, 2010 15:41: grammar
#2
1 left now :)
#3
Heaaaaaat. Wish I could afford it :(
#4
All gone now! Good deal while it lasted.
#5
That was quick ! VTX3D is a sister company to Powercooler, focused on ATi cards.
#6
3 Due in 3-4 days if anyone want's one .......
#7
tempted, just not sure about vtx in terms of support.

hot btw
#8
No idea about vtx support either. To be honest, I'm not that bothered. If it fails in the first year, I can just return it. Drivers etc. you can just get from ATI.
I have bought more graphics cards over the years then most people, and I can't remember any of them going faulty one me, so I am going to risk it.
If you are concerned about the warranty, you might be better off paying the extra £25 and going for a more reputable brand :)
#9
djfluff
No idea about vtx support either. To be honest, I'm not that bothered. If it fails in the first year, I can just return it. Drivers etc. you can just get from ATI.
I have bought more graphics cards over the years then most people, and I can't remember any of them going faulty one me, so I am going to risk it.
If you are concerned about the warranty, you might be better off paying the extra £25 and going for a more reputable brand :)


thanks for the reply, might buy it for my birthday :)
#10
Still available to order at this price.

Mine arrived. Looks really solid!
Looks like a standard reference card. Has the red stripes & all :) Yet to install & test.
looks like :

http://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_cards/amd/6800/ASUS6870/Side3B.jpg

Edited By: djfluff on Nov 02, 2010 20:48: ..
#11
What is the warranty on this?

All other 6870s seem to offer 2 years with XFX offering 5 years
#12
Not sure.. some VTX products seem to have 1 year, some have 2..
I will check the box tonight :)
#13
Cheers djfuff. Will check back tonight.

Apart from the ASUS, all these 6870s should be the same shouldn't they?

With only difference being warranty?
#14
Yea, they are all using reference boards.
1-2 Weeks now

Edited By: djfluff on Nov 03, 2010 15:54: ..
#15
The ASUS uses the sme ref. board & cooler, so you could do it yourself anyway :)
Hexus article
#16
Was speaking more about ASUS' Direct CU version.
#17
Would be very if you could give us a complete review : nose, heat, perf...

I look for days to find a test or a review of the VTX HD6870, and you're the first one i find.
1 Like #18
I havn't checked the temps yet. Will check for you 2nite.
Noise wise, It's quiet. Verry quiet. When under load, I can hear it over the rest of the case fans (but only just). (it replaced a 4870, which sounded like a leaf blower when stressed !)
Performance wise, I have yet to push the card. I was playing BFBC2 with everything maxed out (Max AA max detail etc) and it was silky smooth. Noticeably better than the 4870, which I had to turn down AA etc. to get a good framrate.
I will do some benchmarking too.
TBH it's a reference card, so performance , noise & temps will be exactly the same as 95% of all the other 6870's, eg the sapphire 6870 :)
#19
Got the warrenty info from VTX3d. They do a 2 year warrenty on this card.

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