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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6870 DirectX 11 GV-R687OC-1GD 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

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  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 915MHz (Std 900MHz)
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI 2 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1120 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16

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Equipped with Gigabyte WINDFORCE 3X cooling design and Ultra Durable VGA, this OC version of Radeon HD 6870 from Gigabyte offers enthusiasts unrivaled visual quality and intense gaming performance with its excellent overclocking capability, and all the while running quieter and up to 29.6% cooler than reference design.

Get second-generation DirectX 11-capable graphics for an amazing Eye-Definition gaming experience. Speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration. With flexible and cost-effective AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and AMD HD3D technology for 3D entertainment, the Gigabyte GV-R687OC-1GD graphics card offers the ultimate immersive visual experience.

  • newegg WINDFORCE 3X: Anti-turbulence Cooling WINDFORCE 3X features 3 ultra quiet PWM fans. The special inclined triple-fan design effectively minimizes the flow of turbulence between three fans. With a unique vapor chamber, WINDFORCE 3X is able to transfer heat from the hot spot to the cool spot as thermal energy becomes evaporated to the surrounding air. By capillary action, the condensed liquid droplets circulate back to the base of chamber. The cycles of evaporation and condensation enhance heat dissipation for greater cooling efficiency. Moreover, WINDFORCE 3X is equipped with three copper heat pipes to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.
  • newegg Ultra Durable VGA (UDV) Gigabyte’s UDV board employs high quality components including 2 oz Copper PCB, 1st tier memory, Japanese solid capacitors, ferrite core chokes and lower RDS (on) MOSFET, resulting in 5% - 10% lower GPU temperature, 10%~30% better overclocking capability and 10%~30% less power switching loss.
  • newegg AMD Eyefinity Technology with Dual DisplayPort 1.2 Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience. The new display interface DisplayPort 1.2 boasts features such as 2560x1600 max resolution per display, 21.6 Gbps bandwidth, multi-stream transport and high bit-rate audio, enabling simple, affordable and flexible multi-display configurations.
  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 The very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing, Microsoft DirectX 11 featuring new technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multi-threaded Rendering and Tessellation enables not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
  • newegg AMD EyeSpeed Technology With AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and third-generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder) dedicated video playback accelerator, enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web. Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality and run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed. Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects with enhanced Video Quality features such as advanced post-processing and scaling, dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction, and independent video gamma control.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. HDMI output with stereoscopic 3D, Deep Color, and high bit-rate 7.1-channel surround sound support ensures the highest quality Blu-ray 3D experience possible.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Greg M.
  • 2/15/2014 8:16:58 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdual monitor issues

Pros: Cool Looking
3 Big A$$$$$$ Fans
Beautiful movie play back

Cons: 1 - Kicks to Desktop mid game play
2 - Dual monitor does not seem to be working?
3 hours into CS Source and it will randomly kick to me to desktop. Not often but it seems like it is getting to be more often. Could be my system... but i doubt it.

Other Thoughts: You hardly notice the fans kicking in, very quiet.
Manufacturer NOTE
Dual monitors does not work
I would think it would auto detect?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at with the case number 106247 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

1. Are you running the latest graphics driver?

2. Can you get each video outputs to work individually on the card?


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  • Corey E.
  • 12/11/2012 2:10:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card, just not for OC

Pros: Excellent design. It remains extremely cool, even in Crossfire. I run the fans at about 70% under full load (benchmarking with FurMark) and the temps never surpassed 75C. In game, the fans never kick above 50% and the temps never exceed 65C. Runs just about any game I throw at it (I have 2 of them in Crossfire, so even BF3 runs great). OC'd from the factory, but I will touch on that in the cons...

Cons: This card is NOT GOOD FOR OVERCLOCKING. It comes "overclocked" from the factory... a whopping 15MHz. I was able to get the core clock to 955MHz without artifacts of any sorts. The memory was able to go above 1195MHz without artifacts, but I decided to lower it to 1150MHz because I didn't see any major improvements in performance. I was a little sad at the core clock speeds, knowing that my brother's 6870 was able to reach 1100MHz with overvolting, so I started doing some research on overvolting this card. That's where you run into problems...

THERE IS NO WAY TO OVERVOLT THIS CARD AT ALL. With this card being marketed as an overclock card, you would imagine that overvolting would be a cinch. But it is not even possible. So I am stuck with these poor frequencies.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I really like this card, but the inability to overvolt it really holds it back, especially when it is marketed as an overclock card. I will definitely not be going with Gigabyte for graphics anytime soon.

On an unrelated note, my Gigabyte mobo is excellent.

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  • andrew r.
  • 10/14/2012 4:41:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCard fried itself and gigabyte wont take returns

Pros: Card ran fine while it worked

Cons: Card shorted out and burned itself in under a year

Other Thoughts: I bought this card in march and it ran fine until it sparked and died. It was the only component that failed, so it wasn't a power surge. I had never overclocked the card either. This seems to be a common problem, leading you to believe gigabyte would cover its product defects, but instead they charge you to take it back from them. Never buy from gigabyte, their warranty and customer service are terrible.

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  • DJ
  • 9/18/2012 12:40:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsamzign lil card

Pros: great card will run almost anything you throw at it on high settings at 1080p
even runs batman arkarm city on mediumeyefintiy settings (3x1080p)
runs cool and quiet if your case fans are set up properly(not always about cfm boys)

Cons: non reference design(although on newer series the wind force card are now reference)

Other Thoughts: seem to me that people who claim full tech level are the ones with problems...hmmmmmm
also you CAN get water blocks for this..the ek universal water blocks work great and you can even get a water bridge for crossfire with those!
also a couple of people need to research how crossfire works a lil
also if there is no space between your 2 cross fired cards you need to slap some fans intaking fresh air on the side of your case or fans to extract the warm air inside your case better also when you put"will run any game on high" or other such nonsense for the love put your resolution down because yeah a lot of gpus can run anything on high...@ 1024x768 ....but not many card can max out games at 6032x1080 or other such "above hd" resolutions

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/24/2012 3:46:46 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic go to card, especially for OSX

Pros: This card is great for what it is and the price point. It is cheap enough with a big enough performance boost to justify upgrading a budget build that would otherwise use a 550ti or 6850, or similar card. Runs most games at acceptable levels, runs cool even when working hard, pretty quiet. For under $200 its hard to do better. Works OOB with OsX Lion. Even though the card is kinda flimsy (see cons) its pretty durable. I have used 3 of these cards in customers builds, and one in my personal build (and therefor got taken out a lot and used temporarily and used in other applications) and I have never had one break or fail in any way.

Cons: The fan shroud is kinda cheap looking/feeling. The card could use a bracket like they put on the windforce 670 to increase rigidity. The card feels kinda wobbly, like it might break when you are pushing the power connectors on. Not much of a con.

Other Thoughts: If you need a basic card but want better performance for not a lot more money, get this card. It won't disappoint.

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  • Michael B.
  • 7/18/2012 11:18:17 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent card

Pros: Runs everything I throw at it--my native resolution is 1680x1050, and this thing goes to maximum settings every time. Maybe slightly-less-than-maximum for a few games (Metro 2033 has been notably picky for me). Very quiet, I can't hear it running at all, which is good because I tend to do a lot of recording near my computer.

Cons: AMD drivers. Your mileage may vary, but I've had to deal with a lot of bluescreens stemming from various driver errors. I realize this is not a knock on this model of card, per se, so I've only taken off one egg, but having dealt with both sides of the coin on numerous occasions (both AMD/ATI and nVidia), I can safely say that my experience would lead me to stay away from AMD/ATI drivers when possible. Currently running an older Catalyst driver version just because it gave me far fewer errors than some of the later driver packages.

Other Thoughts: I chose this card over a year ago (at a much higher price, back then) because it was one of the few that would give me both exceptionally low noise levels as well as high performance. Nowadays, there are probably better options, but I don't regret the purchase. Probably wouldn't recommend this card to anyone looking for a new one, though.

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  • Jeffery W.
  • 6/16/2012 12:50:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Design all over

Pros: Fast, extremely high frame rate on Skyrim and other games when crossfired

Cons: I bought 1 of these, installed it and loved it. I thought, I sure would like a second to crossfire and that is where the troubles began. I have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (note the manufacturer of the motherboard) and when two of these boards are installed the bottom one blocks the airflow of the top one. Then it runs too hot and locks up your PC. I bought Bit-Fenix fans for my case, highest CFM I could find, and that worked for awhile but finally the top card gave out. I contacted Gigabyte to ask for their opinion with no avail. Got some broken response from them. Another note, ATI-Radeon in crossfire only uses the bottom video card if the application is in full screen mode so if you don't run a game in full screen mode the bottom card's only job is to block the air flow of the top card. Nice design. And furthermore, it is not a reference design so you can't get a liquid cooler for this card. I have to say really?!?

Other Thoughts: Fortunately I bought the extended warranty and had a second card. The bottom card since it was mostly inactive is still good. back to newegg you go

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5 out of 5 eggsCheap and Performs

Pros: Great performance for the price, i can run everything maxed out (besides bf3, i have to turn down texture detail to high) and in my huge case, it's impossible to hear. Great card. Owned it for about 6-7 months now and i havent had any problems with it. After about 3-4 hours of gamins it can get to 65ish(Celsius) which i say is fairly good, especially compared to Nvidia's card's temps.

Cons: -Long (measure before you buy)
-Fans loud at ~75-80% and up

Other Thoughts: -AMD FX 8120 8-core 3.1ghz (stock now, hoping for ~3.8)
-GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD Radeon 6870
-OCZ Vertex 3 120gb sdd
-Seagate 1tb hdd
-Thermaltake Chaser MK-1

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  • A B.
  • 5/13/2012 11:48:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks GREAT in WINDOWS 7

Pros: I understand some people don't understand technology. That's ok! Your mistake is forgiven. The card works fine in windows 7, don't be dismayed by that guy who said it doesn't.
Also would like to add, played Crysis for 73 hours straight on this on max settings.

Plays like a champ. with a 7.6 on windows experience rating index.

Cons: No cons. The card is a video card, its mid range in price, and you always get what you pay for.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/30/2012 11:38:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCard sucks, doesn't work with windows 7

Pros: Card works perfect in Windows XP and Mac OS X Lion

Cons: Doesn't work with windows 7 with Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 motherboard. No matter what you do with bios, drivers, install, ect.. this card does not work with this combination. Computer will not let you install windows unless you use integrated chip on the motherboard. After you install windows 7, put the card in and be prepared to wait 30 minutes for windows to get passed "starting windows" screen. After that have fun restarting your computer every 30 minutes. Installed with windows xp no problem. I haven't heard jack from customer support at Gigabyte for this card... Hoping to get my GD money back!

Other Thoughts: Don't buy unless you love wasting time and staring at startup windows.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at with the case number 83528 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

Gigabyte VIP Support Team

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