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June 22, 2011, 04:14:34 PM
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Anyone care to guesstimate on the performance of the new card from Powercolor?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/powercolor-officially-launches-hd6870x2-two-amd-radeon-hd-6870s-on-one-graphics-card-for-449/621

Looks like it might be a bit more than half the price of one of the HD6990 cards.
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June 22, 2011, 04:34:13 PM
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Anyone care to guesstimate on the performance of the new card from Powercolor?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/powercolor-officially-launches-hd6870x2-two-amd-radeon-hd-6870s-on-one-graphics-card-for-449/621

Looks like it might be a bit more than half the price of one of the HD6990 cards.

Nice link, Jimmy Dean.

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June 22, 2011, 04:45:24 PM
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/powercolor-officially-launches-hd6870x2-two-amd-radeon-hd-6870s-on-one-graphics-card-for-449/6212

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After showing it off at the recent Computex show, Powercolor has officially released its HD6870X2, which combines two AMD Radeon HD 6870 high-performance GPUs on a single card. It will compete with other dual-GPU boards like the Radeon HD 6990, Nvidia GeForce GTX 590, and the forthcoming Asus Mars II, though according to Fudzilla, it will undercut their pricing by being offered at $449.

The HD6870X2 runs each GPU at 900MHz, with a total of 4GB of GDDR5 video memory running at 1050MHz. Since it uses the 6870 graphics engine instead of the 6970 like the Radeon HD 6990, you won’t get as high performance (likewise, the GTX 590 uses top-of-the-line GTX 580 GPUs), but it could wind up being faster than any single-GPU card on the market. Powercolor uses a combination heatpipe-and-cooling-fan solution to try to tamp down the inevitable massive heat this configuration will produce.

Of course, the HD6870X2 supports CrossFireX, which means you can combine a pair of them to have four Radeon HD 6870 GPUs in your system for under $1,000. Sure, that’s more than most desktops cost, but there will be deep-pocketed gamers who will see quite a bargain. Others will want to wait until Powercolor rolls out its HD 6970 X2 solution, certain to cost quite a bit more, but using a pair of 6970s.

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June 22, 2011, 05:00:31 PM
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Anyone care to guesstimate on the performance of the new card from Powercolor?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/powercolor-officially-launches-hd6870x2-two-amd-radeon-hd-6870s-on-one-graphics-card-for-449/621

Looks like it might be a bit more than half the price of one of the HD6990 cards.

Based on the performace of a single 6870, we should see about 600 MH/s from it.
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June 22, 2011, 05:43:55 PM
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Based on the specs published by Powercolor it consumes a max of 600 watts.  I think that is an improvement.

I hope the link works correctly.  Thanks Mousepotato for helping me with my error.  I will try to do better next time.

http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=364#Specification
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June 22, 2011, 06:14:14 PM
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Based on the specs published by Powercolor it consumes a max of 600 watts.  I think that is an improvement.

I hope the link works correctly.  Thanks Mousepotato for helping me with my error.  I will try to do better next time.

http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=364#Specification
No worries, sorry if I came across as being a bit snippy.  As for the 2x6870, if it offers 75% the performance at 50% the cost, it might be a pretty good deal.

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June 23, 2011, 01:07:14 PM
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What would the price of this be?

I just shorted 2 5830's and am looking for replacements Smiley
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June 24, 2011, 08:45:41 PM
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I think I saw the price as being around $440 plus.  I just bought a 6970 on ebay for $320, almost the same as a new one.

I have heard that some of these cards have a lifetime warranty.  Does anyone know anything about that?  What mfg that be?

too bad the Nvidia cards are not useful in mining.  I have a 2 month old EVGA GTX 560 Ti sitting in a box....
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June 24, 2011, 10:32:06 PM
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Anyone care to guesstimate on the performance of the new card from Powercolor?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/powercolor-officially-launches-hd6870x2-two-amd-radeon-hd-6870s-on-one-graphics-card-for-449/621

Looks like it might be a bit more than half the price of one of the HD6990 cards.

Very nice. Not quite as good as the 5830/5850/5870 price/performance but that's better then any of the other 6xxx series and only needing 2 cards for 4 gpus is really nice.
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June 25, 2011, 12:07:14 AM
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550mhash/s is more likely, for 600mhash you will need to oc both cores to 1Ghz, and for that you need to increase vcore, and at that point i start to get worried about temps.

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