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PowerColor AX6870 2GBD5-6DG Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Eyefinity 6 Edition

  • 1120 Stream Processors
  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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The HD6870 Eyefinity 6 features multi-display Eyefinity technology, enabling up to six monitors to be operated from one card through its six mini DisplayPort onboard design. This unique feature allows gamers to expand real estate and delivers incredible HD gaming.

The HD6870 Eyefinity 6 has an unparalleled 1120 stream processors and equipped with 2GB onboard memory, clocks in at 900MHz core speed and 1050MHz of memory speed, easily accelerating your PC with 2.0 teraFLOPs of computing power. It delivers the intense gaming performance and unrivaled image quality with lifelike 3D visual effects.

The HD6870 Eyefinity 6 supports the DirectX 11, ready to tackle all the latest game titles and allow ultra-realistic effects and lightning fast frame rates for the ultimate HD gaming experience. It also features AMD’s Accelerated Parallel Processing technology, maximizing your daily applications to do more and faster.

  • newegg The power of 6 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. PowerColor’s HD6870 Eyefinity 6 features 6 x Mini-DisplayPort outputs and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory to drive six monitors from a single graphics processor.
  • 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, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation enables not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
  • newegg Image Quality Enhancement Technology The AMD Redeon HD 6800 Series GPU refines texture filtering and anti-aliasing algorithms to enhance image quality, offering features including up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes, adaptive anti-aliasing, morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA), 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering and 128-bit floating point HDR rendering.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration 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. 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.
  • newegg AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Bruno S.
  • 1/29/2012 11:08:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Card

Pros: The only one that supports 6 monitors.

Cons: It supports no more than 2 DVI monitors without additional expensive active converter.
The driver crashes about once a day on Windows 7.

Other Thoughts: If you want to connect more than 2 minitors, you're better off buying monitors with a DisplayPort. AMD does not clearly advertise the fact that the card supports no more than two monitors with DVI or HDMI ports (via passive cable converter). From the third monitor on, you need to buy a $100 miniDP-to-DVI active adapter per monitor, or monitors with a DP port, which cost about $100 more in most cases.
The driver crashes about once a day, without OC'ing or running games. Windows 7 restarts it immediately, but image corruption persists until reboot. I hope AMD will fix the driver soon.

Manufacturer Response:

The crashing could also be related to a potential PSU issue. As far as the Eyefinity issue goes, you don't need to buy a $100 adapter. Newegg sells a lot of $25-30 Active DP/MDP to DVI converters that work perfectly for 3+ monitors. If you continue having issues feel free to contact me at hugo@powercolor.com, thanks.

Hugo

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  • Joseph W.
  • 1/13/2012 11:01:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs6 DP ports are amazing

Pros: I'm using this card to power 3 ASUS HD screens all being fed by displayport and configured as one large Eyefinity desktop. I've had zero issues running games at full screen with full settings but the card does get really hot, really fast.

Cons: I believe this card to be defective and have an RMA: but as it heats up, upon reaching 50C artifacts will present themselves. As you get beyond 50C the driver will randomly stop responding and recover and occasionally blue screen the device.

Other Thoughts: Baring the heat issue (which I'm assuming to be a one-off incident) this card is extremely nice.

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  • Andrew L.
  • 12/26/2011 8:26:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Lighter than my previous 6870's
2GB memory
PRICE compared to the VisionTek Card
6 DP!

Cons: A little Hot and lets face it, ATI drivers are not the best.

Other Thoughts: I works great on moderatly high settings running skyrim on my 5 screen wide system. If the finances agree down the road, I will crossfire a second one in. Make sure you get active adapters!

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  • Olivia K.
  • 12/25/2011 2:43:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent for 6 monitor surrround

Pros: -Drives 6 1080p monitors
-Plays video across several monitors with ease
-Looks good

Cons: -Catalyst Drivers are a pain often

Other Thoughts: I needed a computer to play gigantic videos across 4 1080p monitors at once, and this was the best solution.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/2/2011 8:26:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIs nice!

Pros: Pretty fast, 6-way Eyefinity on a single card, native 2160p video playback, easily adapted to any decent preexisting world domination setup.

Cons: AMD Vision Engine Control Center (Formerly ATI CCC) is a bit of a pain to set up and configure Eyefinity. Seems a bit buggy, but anyone who's ever used ATI CCC is used to that. Minor artifacting. Most games do not support 5760x2160.

Other Thoughts: Don't forget to buy adapters. Comes with 6 DisplayPort mini to DisplayPort big adapters, but you'll likely need adapters from DisplayPort big to whatever inputs your monitors require.

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