Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review


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.

Technical Specifications

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 EngineRADEON HD6970
Video Memory2GB GDDR5
Engine Clock940MHz
Memory Clock1425MHz (5.7Gbps)
Memory Interface256bit
DirectX® Support11
Bus StandardPCIE 2.1
Standard Display ConnectorsDL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/2x mini DisplayPort
CrossFireX™ TechnologySupport
ATI Stream TechnologySupport
ATI Eyefinity TechnologySupport
VGA OutputVia Adapter
DisplayPortOn Board
HDMIOn Board
HDCP SupportSupport
Board Dimensions275mmx111.2mmx38mm
Minimum System Power requirement (W)550W
Extension Power ConnectorOne 6-Pin and One 8-Pin


Let's take a look at the card.  

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Most Recent Comments

07-02-2011, 05:56:30

The PCS+ cards from Powercolor have always been a mighty fine performer. Is their 6970 version as potent?

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07-02-2011, 06:14:57

Love the Powercolor red PCB, it's a nice deep proper red that suits an ATi/AMD build extremely well.Quote

07-02-2011, 06:19:15

Its not the card, its the new ATI drivers.Quote

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