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PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+

The first Radeon HD 6800 series graphics card we're looking at today is from Taiwan based video card manufacturer, PowerColor. We have seen a steady stream of reference and overclocked video cards featuring AMD GPUs from PowerColor. Here we get our hands on the latest release in the PCS+ product line.

PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ Graphics Card

 PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+
 Specs and Features


Core Clock
820 MHz
Memory Clock / Size
1100 MHz / 1 GB

Two DVI (1 single link, 1 dual link)
One DisplayPort
User Manual
CrossFire Bridge
DVI to VGA Adapter
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

3 years



PowerColor offers four different models based on the HD 6850. There are two PCS+ versions available, one with Call of Duty included and one without. Both sport core clocks at 820 MHz and memory set to 1100 MHz. The HD 6850 PCS+ features a dual slot cooler with one fan in the middle of the customized heatsink. Air is drawn to the middle of card and transferred out the front and rear. It will be interesting to see how well this cooler dissipates heat compared to the reference design.

This card comes with a few accessories to help get you started. PowerColor includes a CrossFire bridge, a DVI to VGA adapter, installation guide, and driver disk. This particular model also comes with a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as part of the bundle.


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