Powercolor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Powercolor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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  • Quiet cooling system, Performance on most games is excellent, 5850 performance levels at lower cost, Lower power than HD 5xxx, especially at idle, The VRM heat problem is fixed for good, Good price/performance ratio, Manufacturing quality is improve
  • Great performance, Factory overclocked more headroom for even higher clocks, Eyefinity support, 7.1 Audio, Quieter than stock cooler, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 included, Mini-DP to regular DP-adapter included
  • Quiet fan, Improvement in performance per Watt, Overclocked out of the box, Low power consumption, Software voltage control, Native fullsize HDMI & DisplayPort output, Call of Duty 2 Modern Warfare Coupon included, GDDR5 memory, HDMI 1.4 & DisplayPort 1.2


  • Cooling fan profile is too slow, 20% 38% normal range, Reference design is actually cooler under load, Tessellation performance still lags behind Fermi, Hot air from GPU stays inside cases with limited exhaust, The graphics industry completely missed the
  • A bit pricey

Expert reviews and ratings

By HardwareHeaven on 90

PowerColor on the other hand have focused their efforts on adding higher quality components to the PCB which are designed to enhance the long term stability and reliability of the card. They have also enhanced the cooling while keeping the same form...

By iXBT Labs on

PowerColor HD6850 1GB GDDR5 is a very nice solution in terms of both price/performance ratio (it's in the top ten) and cooler efficiency. PowerColor PCS+ HD6870 1GB GDDR5 is not as nice but still very decent, and the cooler is quite efficient, too....

By Fudzilla on

PowerColor HD 6870 PCS+ is a special version of Radeon HD 6870 card that comes factory overclocked and strapped with special cooling.Just a reminder – at the end of October 2010, AMD launched Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 cards for the high end...

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Bjorn3D on 80

We like the PowerColor PCS+ HD6870 1GB GDDR5. The GPU itself is nice and is full of cool features that we like (DX11, Eyefinity, support for multiple connections, HD-sound support). The cards using the HD6870 GPU are priced around $230-250, which is...

By Guru of 3D on

The Radeon 6800 (codename Barts) release and its derivatives Radeon 6850/6870 have been a surprisingly successful one, despite the 6870 being slower than a 5870. The success can be found on low thermals, good noise levels and excellent power...

By Pureoverclock on

There are a several points to consider as we look at the 6800 cards, but there are a few major ones to note. The first is that the 6870 technically isn't a successor to the 5870, even though we saw the performance is almost identical. The reason is...

By techPowerUp! on 97

PowerColor's Radeon HD 6870 PCS+ is the best HD 6870 card you can buy at this time. It comes with some of the highest clock speed available of all HD 6870 offerings. Even though the GPU clock is high this results in only about 3% performance...

By Overclockers Club on

The PowerColor HD 6870 PCS+ is the first non reference HD 6870 I have looked at and it is equipped to deliver excellent performance right out of the box. This card is factory overclocked with clock speeds of 940MHz on the Barts core and 1100MHz on...

By Kitguru.net on 90

A fantastic release from Powercolor, and certainly worth shortlisting.Edit: 23rd November – Powercolor have informed us that this card will only cost £10 to £15 more than the reference card, meaning it becomes a total nobrainer to us....

International Review By pc.zoznam.sk on

Spoločnosť TUL, popredný výrobca grafických kariet AMD pod značkou PowerColor, pokračuje v tradícii PCS+ a pre užívateľov pripravil zaujímavý variant HD 6870, ktorý má okrem...

International Review By unlimitpc.com on

สำหรับการ์ดจอ PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+ ก็ถือว่าเป็น HD 6870...

International Review By Hartware.net on 78

Bei der PowerColor PCS+ HD6870 hat der Hersteller fast alles richtig gemacht. Der Lüfter ist leise und hält die Grafikkarte trotzdem relativ kühl, vor allem im Desktop-Betrieb. Trotz werkseitiger Erhöhung der Taktraten verbraucht die...

International Review By HardTecs4U on

Unsere nachfolgende Gesamtwertung bezieht sich ausschließlich auf den aktuellen Status Quo und das aktuelle Testfeld und spiegelt in der Zusammenfassung unsere Erfahrungen im Test wieder. Man gelangt mittels Klick auf die einzelne Wertungskategorie...