PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

PowerColor HD6970 Devil 13 Review

Introduction

The Radeon HD6970 has been around for a while now in various guises. It never quite captured the imagination and plaudits that the 4000 and 5000 series did, largely in part to good but not spectacular performance and the utter domination of this round of GPUs by nVidia.

However if one company has managed to make the most out of the Cayman XT GPU it's PowerColor. Their PCS+ edition is probably our favourite of the line and now we have a full-fat, all the bells and whistles model as a grand last hurrah for the HD6970 boards. The PowerColor Devil 13.

With a name like that we're expecting great things.

Technical Specifications

The Devil 13 certainly comes with everything you could wish for on a high-end card. We have Dual BIOS, one for standard use and one that allows some feisty overclocks. An array of power phases to provide stable and efficient voltages under even the most arduous conditions, and a custom cooler.

Graphics Engine RADEON HD6970
Video Memory 2GB GDDR5
Engine Clock 880MHz / 960MHz
Memory Clock 1375MHz (5.5Gbps) / 1425MHz (5.7Gbps)
Memory Interface 256bit
DirectX® Support 11
Bus Standard PCIE 2.1
Standard Display Connecors DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/2* mini DisplayPort
OpenGL Support
CrossFireX™ Technology Support
ATI Stream Technology Support
ATI Eyefinity Technology Support
VGA Output Via Adapter
DVI Output DL-DVI-I/ SL-DVI-D
DisplayPort On Board
HDMI On Board
HDCP Support Support
VGA 2048x1536
DVI 2560x1600
DisplayPort 2560x1600
HDMI 1920x1200
Board Dimensions 292.1mm*111.2mmX38MM
Minimum System Power requirement (W) 550W
Extention Power Connector two 8-pin PCI Express Power connectors
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Most Recent Comments

16-12-2011, 10:45:13

tinytomlogan


With the 7 series AMD cards on the horizon we take a look at the swansong for the HD6970, in full-on custom Devil 13 guise from PowerColor.

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16-12-2011, 14:03:23

Ghosthud1
this came out of nowhere, stunning card IMO

hopefully they can range the success of this model with the 6k series and move it over to the 7k series.

19-12-2011, 03:23:33

Asta
Hi guys, Tom,

It would be nice if you could put the Skyrim benchmarks in next reviews as it is a game of the year 2011 for many players, & me 2.

CYA

19-12-2011, 04:48:18

yassarikhan786
Really good looking card, but as you said yourself it has come out so close to the release of the 7000 series cards that its unlikely a lot of people would purchase it.

19-12-2011, 05:21:06

Mr Muggles
I wonder what the thinking was behind the tool set?
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