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Joining the 6870 club and Overclock.net. I am now a ASUS HD6870 DirectCU Owner! Very happy with it so far. The ASUS DirectCU cooling system works great. I have yet to see it go over 57c under load and the card is absolutely silent.



The packaging is probably the best I have ever seen. Nice THICK foam totally encases the card. Gave me peace of mind knowing it was protected well in transit to my house.



My Specs: AMD Phenom II 965 x 4 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, ASUS M4A87TD, 8 Gigs of GSKILL Ripjaw Ram, Samsung 1TB SATA 3.0 GB/s 7200 hard drive, Corsair TX650W PSU, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

BENCHMARKING RESULTS:
Average FRAPS @ 1680 x 1050 (Very High Settings), AMD Catalyst Version 11.8

Batman Arkham Asylum: 58 fps
NFS Hot Pursuit: 56 fps
HAWX 2: 59 fps
Empire Total War: 55 fps
COD Black Ops (Multi-player): 57 fps

Star Craft II Wings of Liberty:
33 fps* Ultra Settings
44fps* High Settings
82fps* Medium Settings

I am happy with the benchmarks. The only surprise was Star Craft 2 as I expected higher results. But the game still looks great on medium settings.
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Overclocked and running sweet!!!
    
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Originally Posted by CaptainIcy View Post
Can I have in?

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB
I have overclocked it a little.



Also, since BF3 has been a discussion above… I only get around 45 fps average (max is 60+ but only when there's no action) with drops as low as 24 with everything at high except shadows (low) and motion blur turned off, 0xAA, 4xAF at 1440x900. Even with everything on low it still drops to <35 once in a while.
I've been using a program called Dxtory to cap my fps at 35 so I can play it without any spikes.

Is my CPU bottlenecking it? Is this normal for a 6870? (especially overclocked?)
I'm using the latest 11.10 preview drivers.

Specs are in my signature.
Well my native res is 1920x1080 and with everything maxed out my fps drops as low as 22fps, but the game still runs smooth and is very playable, it must have something to do with the game engine because I can't think of another game that worked properly at those fps.
You didn't mention weather BF3 was playable or not, I have the same CPU as you do, all be it with a 30% higher frequency, but it does just fine. However if its just fps that's important to you then lower some of your settings, but the way I see it, if it runs smooth and is visually satisfactory then jobs a goodun.
Edited by Cosmic_Flash - 11/4/11 at 11:40am
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Help me

I have my system running happily enough right now with a single 6870, but a mystery problem is stopping me from running my second 6870 successfully.

http://overclock.net/amd-motherboard...ard-blame.html

Please help me, I am getting close to pulling the system down to send the motherboard back for testing.

I didn't buy almost $3000 worth of PC to have it not work properly from the get-go.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam
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Help me

I have my system running happily enough right now with a single 6870, but a mystery problem is stopping me from running my second 6870 successfully.

http://overclock.net/amd-motherboard...ard-blame.html

Please help me, I am getting close to pulling the system down to send the motherboard back for testing.

I didn't buy almost $3000 worth of PC to have it not work properly from the get-go.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam
hate to say it but sounds like somthing is wrong with your motherboard.the only way to get the cards to run at x16 is to use the first and third slot.so if the first slot doesnt work im not sure what you can do.check you bios and check to see if there is a way to disable it with jumpers on the board.The first slot is usually the main one so I doubt it but good luck.
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This is my 24/7 overclock (will do more) on my XFX Black Edition 6870, reference.
Looking for another so I can CF these

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Sapphire 6850 1GB, on its way in post! can't wait!
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Got a single 6870 myself and looking to crossfire at christmas once I get my 1090T + board, quick question, any chance of overclocking at all on reference cards? It's an XFX reference design and I plan to get a 2nd reference just so they look purdy in my case, reference cards always look sexy.
I get 80-85c on load on the intensive games, seems safe to go a little higher (mid 90's?) with overclocking, just wanted to confirm, heard these things can go upto 125c and not break a sweat.
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Got a single 6870 myself and looking to crossfire at christmas once I get my 1090T + board, quick question, any chance of overclocking at all on reference cards? It's an XFX reference design and I plan to get a 2nd reference just so they look purdy in my case, reference cards always look sexy.
I get 80-85c on load on the intensive games, seems safe to go a little higher (mid 90's?) with overclocking, just wanted to confirm, heard these things can go upto 125c and not break a sweat.
Man you temps are high already you can overclock but I would not raise voltage unless your planning on better cooling.125c is crazy im sure if you run these cards over 100c for any length of time its not going to last long.Also crossfire is going to raise your temps a lot more so be aware of that.I would suggest instead of getting another reference card get the cheapest one you can find and getting aftermarket coolers this way they will look great ,match,run cooler,and with a lot less noise.Im using two aftermarket coolers and there great.My cards are overclocked from790\\1000 to 970\\1125 and I raised the voltage and both cards still stay in the low 60's while gaming and make no noise.
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Is my current overclock on this reference card (975 - 1175), is 80-85c strange for a reference card at all?
63c idle with two monitors (forced full memory clock due to the monitors).
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