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#1 bp9801


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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:26 PM

OCC takes a look at a factory overclocked HD 6870 in the shape of the XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition - http://www.overclock..._black_edition/

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:01 AM

Great clocks on this card! It's running up with my 6970 which is running the same core clock. My memory is up to 1510 though ;)

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:13 PM

Curious on how it would do with more volts!

Push it to 1.3 and OC some more :).

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:29 PM

Nice review, although I don't think I will ever buy a card again that vents air back into the case....

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:53 PM

I have the early version of the XFX HD6870 Black edition card with just one fan. I'm using it in a little ASRock N68-S UCC board with a dual core Calisto CPU at 3.0GHz. The system has 4GB of DDR2-800 RAM in it and a 750GB platter drive. It works well enough without any OC, but now I guess I'll have to bump it up a bit and try it that way. Thanks for the review.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

I'm looking at either the XFX 6870 dual-fan and the XFX 6870 Black Edition dual-fan video cards.

There is a big enough difference in price right now to consider the question.

Can I overclock the 6870 dual-fan around the same numbers as the 6870 Black dual-fan ?

Does the Black Edition have something special that enables it to overclock a little bit higher ?

Edited by gjones88, 30 June 2011 - 08:52 PM.