Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review
Published: 7th February 2011 | Source: Powercolor | Price: £280est. |
In keeping with the compact nature of all PowerColor packaging this is no bigger than it has to be. The design is clear with a big PCS+ logo ensuring it's clear that we have the absolute top-end model here.
It's nice to see the PCS+ also coming with a game, in this case Modern Warfare 2. The amount of cards that come with an included game are becoming thin on the ground lately and it's a trend we definitely don't like to see. For £280 an extra game isn't a lot to ask, even if it's one most people will have it's something.
Here it is in the flesh and what a fine looking thing it is. It's always good to see the red PCB back but the cooler is the real star of this show. Two large fans and lots of copper dominate things, but we'll get to that in a minute.
As it's the top-end Radeon graphics card the power is supplied by a PCIe 8-pin alongside the normal PCIe 6-pin.
Just look at those highly polished copper heat-pipes. A sight to behold in any rig. Let's pull it apart of take a look closer up.