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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 100314-3L Video Card Reviews

ihatelolcats

mediocre card

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i know many people on this site love this card. as far as features, i consider it a regression from the 3870. i like tweaking my components to run the way i want. this card does not allow it. you can't change the bios in any way or it won't turn on. so you can't change fan speed or voltages for different power states in bios. the stock cooler is garbage. the heatsink only has three heatpipes, is very thin, and is pretty cheaply constructed. consequentially, when it tries to cool itself it sounds like a screaming banshee. and not in a good way. at any speed the fan is annoying, and it actually disallows you from turning it off completely with software. i tried removing the plastic...
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