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I love my HIS Radeon 6870

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Guys, how about this gtx560 Ti OC score:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...1&postcount=38

I'd say, "a bit better" than a similar oc (1000/1150) 6870

Blame it on the Sandy
The 6850 competes directly with the 460. The 6870 competes with the 470 and the 6950 with the 560. It all depends on how you want to word it but that's what it comes down to. The 470 has been phased out, that means the 6870 doesn't really have any competition, unless it's competing with an overclocked 460 or 6850.

I'd say the 560 is high end and the 6870 is either the highest end mid range card or the lowest high end.

You guys are saying the 11.1a isn't a good driver but I thought it improved compatibility with certain games.
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MSI Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 7 (31-01-2011)

Link: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner...up210Beta7.zip

MSI Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 7 is ready, changes list includes:

- the official support of GTX 560 Ti / GT 440.
- Now Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 runtime libraries are included in distributive
- Hardware database is now configured to force fan duty cycle monitoring to be performed via slower AMD ADL SDK path on AMD RADEON 4870 X2 and 5790 series cards
- Changed way of unlocking unofficial overclocking on AMD graphics cards to make overclocking newbies think harder before enabling this functionality blindly and coming to support forums with fake bugreports
- Added alternate unofficial overclocking path allowing keeping PowerPlay active on some modern ASIC families during overclocking
- Fan control settings are now being forcibly reapplied after changing the clocks via unofficial overclocking path to bypass bug in AMD driver causin the fan control settings to be reset to defaults after programming PowerPlay table

To enable unofficial overclocking in this version it is necessary to:
- Set UnofficialOverclockingEULA field to the following text: I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it.
- Set UnofficialOverclockingMode to 1 to keep PowerPlay active (may not work on old ASICs), 2 to traditionally disable PowerPlay or to 0 to temporary disable unofficial overclocking path.
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Nice review on the MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II (maybe the first) in german:





http://ht4u.net/reviews/2011/msi_r68..._frozr_2_test/
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Gigabyte Rolls Out HD 6870 SuperOverclock UDV+

Gigabyte introduced its fastest graphics card based on the AMD Radeon HD 6870 GPU, bearing the SuperOverclock (SOC) badge.
The card uses a 10-inch long PCB that uses a stronger VRM to leave room for some overclocking. The GPU itself is hand-picked by performance binning.
The card is cooled by Gigabyte's WindForce 3X GPU cooler, which makes use of a large aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed by copper heat pipes, ventilated by three 80 mm fans.
Gigabyte's HD 6870 SOC is expected to be priced closer to the $250

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- Changed way of unlocking unofficial overclocking on AMD graphics cards to make overclocking newbies think harder before enabling this functionality blindly and coming to support forums with fake bugreports
LOL... that's almost as bad as OCZ's RTFM forum message in the memory section couple of years ago.

Some people... I mean I'm a newbie and I didn't risk going over 1.18v yet. I'm still researching how high I can go but haven't found anything concrete yet. I mean really... dummies.
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LOL... that's almost as bad as OCZ's RTFM forum message in the memory section couple of years ago.

Some people... I mean I'm a newbie and I didn't risk going over 1.18v yet. I'm still researching how high I can go but haven't found anything concrete yet. I mean really... dummies.
Just rubbish
You're not suppose to believe it
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Ha ha! Consider me gullible then.
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does any one know of an aftermarket air cooler that wont make my cards more than two slots.Cost is an issue I dont want to spend more than it would cost for a good waterblock.But I would like any info on coolers that fit the 6850's.links are great but personal experience is even better.But if your under water please tell your load temps and include ambient temp,size of rad, and number of fans on it.(is it push/pull)
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does any one know of an aftermarket air cooler that wont make my cards more than two slots.Cost is an issue I dont want to spend more than it would cost for a good waterblock.But I would like any info on coolers that fit the 6850's.links are great but personal experience is even better.But if your under water please tell your load temps and include ambient temp,size of rad, and number of fans on it.(is it push/pull)
Let's just say it is quite difficult to find aftermarket vga air coolers that won't exceed two slots (exept from original aftermarket cooler videocards and waterblocks). And it really is a problem when you're having a multigpu system where you can't afford 3 slot width coolers
Therefore I will only indicate you 2 models of the famous Thermalright wich somehow could work for you; the Spitfire and the all copper V2:




Think well, could have been easier if at least one card could afford a 3 slot width
PS: cooling the vrm's is another problem
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