Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review


Powercolor HD6970 PCS + Review

The Cooler

Once we take the heat-sink off we find that underneath lays a fairly standard 6970 PCB. Aside of course from the red colour which reminds us so much of the TNT and 9700 cards of old.

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That's some serious fin density. Anyone who is into water cooling will know how important a good fins per inch (FPI) is as you want the ideal balance between surface area to cool and airflow.

Sometimes with heat-pipes we see that companies know the average consumer is looking for them and so we have these thin things that aren't very effective but look nice. By comparison the ones on the PCS+ are huge. Smooth outer surface helps transfer heat away as swiftly as possible and it can't be denied it's a stunning looking thing.

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As always with a non-reference cooler the first thing to go is the stupid fan arrangement and here we have two large fans helping to keep everything frosty.

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Most Recent Comments

07-02-2011, 11:14:57

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

07-02-2011, 11:19:15

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

07-02-2011, 11:20:19

Mental note don't skip to graphs xDQuote

07-02-2011, 12:49:54

Nice curvy heatpipes now thats one card i would like to have.Quote

07-02-2011, 13:58:27

watched the video the otherday , been waiting for the writen review Quote

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