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GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6870 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card GV-R687OC-1GD


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  • Chipset: Radeon HD6870 Engine Clock: 915 MHz Video Memory: 1GB DDR5
  • Memory Clock: 4200 MHz Memory Interface: 256-bit Bus: PCI-Express 2.1 x16 RAMDAC: 400 MHz
  • Stream Processor: 1120 Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600 Connectors: Dual DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini DisplayPort
  • Thermal: Fansink (3x Cooling fan) Support Microsoft Windows 7/Vista Support ATI CrossFireX Technology
  • Support Avivo HD Technology Support HDCP - High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection Support Microsoft DirectX 11,
  • Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 4.1RoHS Compliant

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Gigabyte
  • Model: GV-R687OC-1GD
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Graphics Coprocessor: Radeon HD 6870
  • Memory Technology: GDDR5 SDRAM
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004IF6I1S
  • Item model number: GV-R687OC-1GD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 12, 2011

Product Description

GIGABYTE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.1 Graphics Card

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Very crisp graphics and really impressed me.
Ja'Won Blackmon
This will be plenty of power for moderate gaming, image processing, or light video rendering duties.
Steve
This works OOB and is a plug and play GPU solution for your hackintosh.
Shopper No. 161803

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. Augustyn on December 8, 2011
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Bought this card as an upgrade for my Hackintosh running Lion. I'm not an expert gamer or video editor, however it does everything I ask it to do well. Gaming with the card with maximum resolution set rarely gets the card hot. Converting videos with Handbrake also does well. Get this card for your Hack!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By E. Nusbaum on August 12, 2011
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So the ATI Radeon 6870 by Gigabyte is a pretty great card. It comes factory overclocked by 15mhz to 915mhz and can easily overclock upwards of 990mhz without any problem. The cooler is designed to keep the card very cool under load..... assuming you're not running Crossfire. That's where things go terribly wrong.

The issue with this card is that the cooler doesn't exhaust the hot air out of the case. This type of cooler design pushes cool air down towards the PCB and out the sides, at which point it's normally exhausted out by the case fan. BUT, when running in Crossfire with two of these cards, the #1 card (at the top) is basically blowing the hot exhaust air down onto it's cooler making for very high operating temperatures. In my experience, the #1 card easily runs 10-15c hotter than the #2 (bottom) card. This means under high GPU loads (even at stock 900mhz clocks), the #1 GPU can hit 90c and eventually reach a point where the card will disable itself because it exceeds heath thresholds.

The only solution I've come up with to work around this issue is under clock the #1 card to 875Mhz and have a case fan blow cool air down into the gap between the cards. Doing this, I can keep the GPU temperature around 87-88c under high GPU loads. This is obviously a design flaw in the cooling for this card as I've swapped my two cards and this pattern always happens to the #1 card.

So, please heed this warning if you're looking to run this card in Crossfire: DON'T!

If you're looking to run this card by itself, then by all means! It's a fantastic card and great for overclocking :)

Cheers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Twiddles42 VINE VOICE on November 3, 2011
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Reference cards are more likely to be stable, and I encountered problems with the non-reference card I'd purchased.

I like the blue protector shields over the HDMI and DVI ports, and for the PCIe connector. Nice touch.

This card is fast, though your case's interior bay has to be wider than 10" for this to fit. The Antec 300 case does fit, but space is tight so route any cables properly.

Lastly, Amazon.com did not add any cushioning material to the package inside the outer box. When I opened the outer box, I was surprised to see the Gigabyte box with no protection (the plastic air packs). When I removed the card from the Gigabyte box, I noted the front plate was slightly bent at the bottom. I cannot determine if the shipping caused this or if the people packaging the card screwed up. Given the styrofoam being secure around the main card didn't affect the fans, and that the top of the backplate was not bent (just the bottom), I'm thinking that somebody at the manufacturing plant accidentally bent the bottom of the plate. Hence my knocking off one point. The card was secure. I just hope this isn't a bad omen, but despite the lack of air packs securing the Gigabyte box, enough circumstantial evidence is making me think it was at the factory.
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This video card was awesome when I first built my new PC a few months ago. Very crisp graphics and really impressed me. However, on this day, it had errors and finally finishing up my research, the graphics card was too powerful for my Motherboard to handle.

Motherboard card was used on was "ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68". Definitely will be getting something that similar and more fitting.
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Building a hackintosh can be tricky and getting hardware to play nice is a real challenge. This works OOB and is a plug and play GPU solution for your hackintosh. So far I've had no problems. The fans aren't too loud and it's vast improvement over my onboard video.
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By zKi Comp on May 19, 2012
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As other reviewers have stated, this video card works great in home built OSX machines (Hackintosh). I'm no gamer, but I have noticed that I can watch my 1080p mkv videos without even touching my CPU% and same goes for the iTunes visualizer, which used to make my Mac Mini lag and get super hot. I have played a little Boarderlands with this card as well, and it seems to perform well, at least in game play. The opening animated videos appeared a little choppy, but nothing I can't live with and, once again, the CPU% is almost unscathed as this card is taking most of the load.

Overall, I'm happy with this GPU. It dropped right into my Gigabyte MB and required zero additional drivers to work in OSX...perfect :)
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