Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review
Published: 7th February 2011 | Source: Powercolor | Price: £280est. |
PowerColor have a long history of producing two main variants of the standard cards. The medium to high-end one is called the PCS, and the absolute banzai one is the PCS+.
Today we're taking a look at the PCS+ version of the current range-topping Radeon HD6970. This not only comes with an enormous overclock out of the factory but also a custom cooler as well to ensure everything is keep cool and quiet.
As there is a video review as well, without further ado let's get down to it.
Straight away you can see the major difference with the PCS+ is the factory overclock up to a whopping 940MHz. Considering the best manual overclock we've managed to achieve on a 6970 is 950MHz, to see 940MHz out of the box is staggering and something PowerColor should be praised highly for.
|Graphics Engine||RADEON HD6970|
|Video Memory||2GB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||1425MHz (5.7Gbps)|
|Bus Standard||PCIE 2.1|
|Standard Display Connectors||DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/2x mini DisplayPort|
|ATI Stream Technology||Support|
|ATI Eyefinity Technology||Support|
|VGA Output||Via Adapter|
|DVI Output||DL-DVI-I/ SL-DVI-D|
|Minimum System Power requirement (W)||550W|
|Extension Power Connector||One 6-Pin and One 8-Pin|
Let's take a look at the card.