Gaming Video Cards for a Steal: The GeForce GTX 560 & Radeon HD 6870 at $150
April 8, 2012 - 8:30pm — brandon
Photo Gallery: XFX Radeon HD 6870 (HD687AZHFC)
XFX's base model Radeon HD 6870 video card is all black, and the top is covered with a shroud. XFX uses a proprietary heatpipe cooler with a single fan. It's pretty short gaming oriented card at around 8" long. The GPU and memory clocks are stock at 900MHz and 4200MHz (QDR), respectively.
The expansion card backplate contains a good variety of outputs: 2x DVI, HDMI and 2x mini-DisplayPort. A DVI to VGA adapter is not included, but one of the DVI outputs is capable of outputting a VGA signal. The stamped out XFX logo is actually a grill, which is used to exhaust hot air.
The vents on the front of the shroud also exhaust hot air from the cooler.