PowerColor HD6870X2 Review

PowerColor HD6870X2 Review


The X2 suffix has quite a lot of history with AMD cards. Anyone who remembers how amazing the HD4870X2 was will be eagerly anticipating the latest in the lineage, the HD6870X2.

PowerColor are one of those companies that are well known amongst enthusiasts and their PCS+ and PCS++ line of cards have always produced outstanding performance.

Now we have all the power of a HD6870 Crossfire setup, but on a single card. Billed as a GTX580 killer, we can’t wait to see how it performs.

So let’s crack on.

Technical Specifications

Normally a dual-GPU card has to make concessions in the architecture for either heat or power draw reasons. However the HD6870X2 is just two HD6870 chips on a single board. Hopefully this could really give the card a kick in the pants and lead it to great things.

Graphics Engine RADEON HD6870
Video Memory 2GB GDDR5
Engine Clock 900MHz
Memory Clock 1050MHz (4.2Gbps)
Memory Interface 2 X 256bit (256bit)
DirectX® Support 11
Bus Standard PCIE 2.1
  • Stream Processors
Texture Units 56
Z/Stencil ROP Units 128
Color ROP Units 32
Standard Display Connecors DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/2* mini DisplayPort
OpenGL Support
CrossFireXâ„¢ Technology Support
ATI Stream Technology Support
ATI Eyefinity Technology Support
DisplayPort On Board x2
HDMI On Board
HDCP Support Support
VGA 2048×1536
DVI 2560×1600
DisplayPort 2560×1600
HDMI 1920×1200
Board Dimensions 292.1mm x 111.2mm x 38mm
Minimum System Power Rq (W) 600W
Extention Power Connector Two 8-pin PCI Express Power connectors


But before we find out if that’s the case it’s time to see what the card looks like.