AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850 Graphics Cards Debut

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Sapphire and HIS Radeon HD 6870s

 

Like the Asus and XFX Radeon HD 6870 cards on the previous page, HIS’ and Sapphire’s offerings strictly adhere to AMD’s reference design.

 

 
HIS Radeon HD 6870

Save for the custom decal affixed to its fan shroud, the HIS Radeon HD 6870 looks just like the other 6870 cards featured hear. It uses the same cooler and PCB design, and has the same output configuration and GPU and memory clock speeds. HIS’ bundle consists of an installation guide, driver CD, and case badge, along with a CrossFire bridge connector, dual 6-pin PCI Express power adapters, and a single VGA to DVI adapter.

 

 
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870

Sapphire’s Radeon HD 6870 card is physically the same as the others featured in this article as well, again, with the sole exception being the custom decals installed on its fan and fan shroud. Sapphire, however, includes the most extensive accessory bundle. Along with the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 card, we found an installation guide, driver CD, a case badge, and a CrossFire bridge connector, in addition to an HDMI cable, two 6-pin PCI Express power adapters, a VGA-to-DVI adapter, and a mini-DP to full-sized-DP adapter. Kudos to Sapphire for including all of the adapters and dongles to make installation easier for user that may need them.

 


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