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XFX HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual Mini Display Port Out Graphics Card - includes free shogun2 download whilst stocks last £123.99 delivered @ Ebuyer
XFX HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual Mini Display Port Out Graphics Card - includes free shogun2 download whilst stocks last £123.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

XFX HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual Mini Display Port Out Graphics Card - includes free shogun2 download whilst stocks last £123.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Product Description

With the 6000 series, XFX is literally putting you in the game. The AMD Radeon HD 6870 is 3-D ready and one of the first HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 solutions for Stereoscopic 3-D on the market.

The AMD Radeon HD 6870 ushers in a new era of gaming that takes users to an entirely new level. The AMD 3-D experience is truly immersive and seamless. AMD has also teamed up with other Open 3-D ecosystem partners to provide consumers with more choice, more innovation and lower cost.

Along with this series XFX debuts the 3E Trilogy, incorporating AMD Eye-Definition (utilizing AMD's HD3D technology & DirectX 11 for explosive performance and stunning effects), AMD Eyefinity (which supports multi-display gaming) and AMD Eyespeed (improves video image quality and application performance for amazing visuals) technologies.
Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
ATI Eyefinity Technology
AMD HD3D Technology
AMD Advanced Parallel Processing Technology
Microsoft Windows 7 Support
40nm Process Technology
3rd Generation TeraScale Engine

Specifications
Chipset HD6870
Bus Type PCI-E 2.1
GPU Clock 900 MHz
Memory Bus 256 bit
Memory Clock 4.2 GHz
Memory Size 1 GB
Memory Type DDR5
Thermal Solution Fansink
Minimum Power Supply Requirement 500 Watt
XFX Recommended Power Supply XFX 850W Modular Black Power Supply

Outputs
Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG) 2048 x 1536
Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL) 2560 x 1600
Output - DVI 2
Output - HDMI 1
Output - mini DP 2

53 Comments

Beat me to it.

Good price.

Original Poster

zurich

Beat me to it. Good price.



Lol, yeah, I thought I'd better get in quick!

Great find there. Good price for this card. These are the prices they should have been at release! Great scaling in Crossfire too.

I own this card and its a good little performer, pretty much equal to a 5850 but it uses less power to get there. Noisy fan once you set it up to actually keep the temps down though.

Original Poster

Incinerating

I own this card and its a good little performer, pretty much equal to a … I own this card and its a good little performer, pretty much equal to a 5850 but it uses less power to get there. Noisy fan once you set it up to actually keep the temps down though.



If you own the card I bow to your better judgement (I've only got a lowly 4850) but every benchmark I've seen reckons the 6870 outperforms the 5850 by around 10% and is closer to the 5870 than the 5850:

techpowerup.com/rev…tml

guru3d.com/art…/23

With driver updates the 6870 outperforms a 5870, i have a 6870 and the benchmarks to prove it
If i had the money id get this for crossfire for definite

Point Blank Rob

With driver updates the 6870 outperforms a 5870, i have a 6870 and the … With driver updates the 6870 outperforms a 5870, i have a 6870 and the benchmarks to prove it If i had the money id get this for crossfire for definite


Do you also happen to have a HD 5870 with the latest drivers to compare it to?

Still, this is an excellent card for the money.
Edited by: "jukkie" 16th Jun 2011

I've got the Msi hawx variant with the twin frozer 3 cooler, it's an excellent card, clocks very well

is 500psw good enough for this with amd phenom 955

coolsakil

is 500psw good enough for this with amd phenom 955



YES

Best price ever



It was £123.41 on pixmania a couple of weeks ago when they had that 5% off sale, like 9 quid delivery tho :

Seems a good deal, can someone link the best card on the market right now? - Really would like to know.

I got this today from Aria. Also includes Dirt 3 cd key to download from Steam.

Edit: My fail this is XFX and not Saphire. However according to the AMD site XFX are eligible to get the game as well.

sites.amd.com/us/…spx
Edited by: "GandalfNeedsARazor" 16th Jun 2011

MOONRAK3R

Seems a good deal, can someone link the best card on the market right … Seems a good deal, can someone link the best card on the market right now? - Really would like to know.



ebuyer.com/pro…444

lmao..

Ordered this last night but follow the link to claim the games and it shows you must have applied for the games by the 14th of June so me might have issues claiming the free titles. Seems to have been updated to September now so all good.

As for the questions of performance the 6870 beats the 5870 in most games and also scales better for crossfire there are some great reviews out there as i did a weeks research before making my choice, I was going for the 560ti or the 6950 1gb version but neither could justify there way higher price of around £45 for minimal gain over the 6870 then there's the extras that the 5870 doesn't have like HDMI 1.4 for 3D and is more efficient and cooler running and as the drivers mature more the lead will become more over the 5870. If you own the 5870 theres no reason to upgrade as the difference is small but for a new card you would be mad to buy the best of the last generation over this and pay more for it as the the 5870 is retailing around the £150 mark.

GandalfNeedsARazor

I got this today from Aria. Also includes Dirt 3 cd key to download from … I got this today from Aria. Also includes Dirt 3 cd key to download from Steam.Edit: My fail this is XFX and not Saphire. However according to the AMD site XFX are eligible to get the game as well.http://sites.amd.com/us/game/shop/Pages/dirt-3-bundle.aspx



residents of north america only

GandalfNeedsARazor

I got this today from Aria. Also includes Dirt 3 cd key to download from … I got this today from Aria. Also includes Dirt 3 cd key to download from Steam.Edit: My fail this is XFX and not Saphire. However according to the AMD site XFX are eligible to get the game as well.http://sites.amd.com/us/game/shop/Pages/dirt-3-bundle.aspx



AMD has launched a special offer for DiRT 3, a new entry in the critically acclaimed franchise from Codemasters, available as a pack-in bonus with the purchase of select AMD Radeon™ Graphics cards. This offer is available across the globe through participating partners1:


Edited by: "polly69" 16th Jun 2011

coolsakil

is 500psw good enough for this with amd phenom 955



Depends on the PSU and its output, wattage is more of an indicator than a yard stick.

polly69

As for the questions of performance the 6870 beats the 5870 in most games … As for the questions of performance the 6870 beats the 5870 in most games .



This is just not true :<

You can see it behind in most of the tests here, and on any other site where they're compared.
techspot.com/rev…70/
Edited by: "Aradria" 16th Jun 2011

Wonder how they can have a stock level on a download.

Gotta

Wonder how they can have a stock level on a download.



Serial codes maybe?

Aradria

This is just not true :



If you had done the reading ive done over the last week you wouldn't say that as i had 3 cards i was looking at the 560, 6950 and 5870 but every review i read seemed to show that the 6870 could hold its own and in most cases edge out the more expensive 5870. I had no reason to lie about my findings as the 6870 wasn't even a choice but i couldn't ignore it and its like all benchmarking some sites will say the 5870 some the 6870 it just depends on games and rig setup so we could argue all day over this. I can see why a few of you seem to be sore over this especially if you bought the massively expensive 5870 18 months ago thinking that you had the fastest card there was for it to be challenged by a card that's retailing for £124, just remember that the 5870 had a good run in a world where GPU's are beaten by cheaper cards after weeks, so you've had your moneys worth and its still a good performer today.

Lame... just bought this from Aria yesterday for a total of £135

Turns out I can't use it in my pc anyway as I need 2 6 pin pci-e cables as well. Now I have to splash out more. Safer bet with a console methinks

Zeipher

Lame... just bought this from Aria yesterday for a total of £135 :(Turns … Lame... just bought this from Aria yesterday for a total of £135 :(Turns out I can't use it in my pc anyway as I need 2 6 pin pci-e cables as well. Now I have to splash out more. Safer bet with a console methinks



You can use converters to convert the big plastic 4pin connectors to 6pin pci-e ones. Not sure if you get any in the box with this particular card.

Aradria

You can use converters to convert the big plastic 4pin connectors to 6pin … You can use converters to convert the big plastic 4pin connectors to 6pin pci-e ones. Not sure if you get any in the box with this particular card.



I was thinking about that, but the setup instructions specifically say not to use an adaptor. Wish I could return this card and buy this deal I just bought this pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml to go with it

polly69

If you had done the reading ive done over the last week you wouldn't say … If you had done the reading ive done over the last week you wouldn't say that as i had 3 cards i was looking at the 560, 6950 and 5870 but every review i read seemed to show that the 6870 could hold its own and in most cases edge out the more expensive 5870. I had no reason to lie about my findings as the 6870 wasn't even a choice but i couldn't ignore it and its like all benchmarking some sites will say the 5870 some the 6870 it just depends on games and rig setup so we could argue all day over this. I can see why a few of you seem to be sore over this especially if you bought the massively expensive 5870 18 months ago thinking that you had the fastest card there was for it to be challenged by a card that's retailing for £124, just remember that the 5870 had a good run in a world where GPU's are beaten by cheaper cards after weeks, so you've had your moneys worth and its still a good performer today.



People aren't sore, just pointing out that you are plain wrong.

Here's another benchmark proof:
anandtech.com/sho…ket

It's no surprise that a card with 1600 unified shaders outscores a card with 1120, and 80 TMUs versus 56.

How many do you need to admit you're wrong?
Edited by: "Aradria" 16th Jun 2011

With the recent deals on gtx 560 and now this does it mean the price is come down generally? Are new gen card due or something or just good deals at the moment? If we wait a few months will they get to about £100 or im i just being optimistic?

Whats the noise level on this card?

At the moment I am upgrading my 4 yr old E6600 pc (which i plan to OC to 3.2Ghz) - current card is a 9600GT. Am tempted to get this to stretch more life - wonder if its worth the punt

Nathan94

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195444lmao..



lol. Is that just on price? DDR3 seems very old indeed for a GFX card. I was talking about Gaming cards also

Tempted to upgrade from my 4870 :P

Nathan94

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195444lmao..



Quadro 6000 6GB GDDR5

Bit of topic but has anybody managed to output 24 bit 196 Hz lossless HDMI with Ati and Power Dvd?

Zeipher

Lame... just bought this from Aria yesterday for a total of £135 :(Turns … Lame... just bought this from Aria yesterday for a total of £135 :(Turns out I can't use it in my pc anyway as I need 2 6 pin pci-e cables as well. Now I have to splash out more. Safer bet with a console methinks




SOunds power hungry. I should probably upgrade the 430W Corsair PSU first before thinking of getting this.

MOONRAK3R

lol. Is that just on price? DDR3 seems very old indeed for a GFX card. I … lol. Is that just on price? DDR3 seems very old indeed for a GFX card. I was talking about Gaming cards also



The fasted card on the market at this time is:

AMD Radeon HD 6990
scan.co.uk/sho…%29

A worthy but slightly slower contender is:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
scan.co.uk/sho…%29

Both are dual GPU cards, AMD went all out and decided to heck with the PCI-Express certification and blew the lid on power consumption to be fastest. It is literally two 6970's in Crossfire on a stick (PCB). It is also not in stock

better or worse than my gtx 340?

niqbal870

better or worse than my gtx 340?



Better, because that card doesn't exist?

mamboboy

Better, because that card doesn't exist?



May be a typo, but a 340 does exist as an OEM card.

Worth a punt on an old e6600 + 9600gt system that I plan to OC?
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