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VisionTek AMD Radeon HD 6870 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express HD Video Graphics Card (900338)

4.2 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Supported configurations: (1) Dual link DVI-I, (1) single link DVI-D, ( 1) HDMI video and audio connector, (1) Single VGA (adapter required - included),(2) mini Display Port
  • Provide fast frame rates and unbelievable image quality to give gamers every advantage and has the latest and greatest features like AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD HD3D technology and DirectX 11 support1,2
  • Make video playback, editing and transferring content to portable media players fast and easy! Offers forward-thinking technology and incredible performance scalability.
  • Incredible HD gaming performance with the latest games and DirectX 11 applications, AMD Eyefinity technology1 ,- Enable advanced system performance to help make video editing and transferring to media players/handhelds fast and easy!
  • Windows 7 and the latest PC games. Supports HD and Blu-ray 3D movie playback
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  • Minimum RAM: 1024 MB

Product Description

Product Description

AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics - Get Radeon in Your System Immerse yourself with AMD Eyefinity technology and expand your games across multiple displays. Experience ultra-realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance in true -EyeDefinition with AMD's second generation graphics featuring full Microsoft DirectX 11 support. Enable incredible video quality and enhanced application performance with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology.1,3 Get unrivalled graphics. Get Radeon in your system. Designed to deliver the ultimate in immersive HD gaming/computing, AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series GPUs: - Provide fast frame rates and unbelievable image quality to give gamers every advantage - Offer the latest and greatest features like AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD HD3D technology and DirectX 11 support1,2 - Make video playback, editing and transferring content to portable media players fast and easy - Offer forward-thinking technology and incredible performance scalability Designed to deliver incredibly immersive HD gaming/computing, AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series GPUs: - Offer incredible HD gaming performance with the latest games and DirectX 11 applications - Make multi-tasking easy with features like AMD Eyefinity technology1 - Enable advanced system performance to help make video editing and transferring to media players/handhelds fast and easy - Support Windows 7 and the latest PC games Support HD and Blu-ray 3D movie playback.

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AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series graphics ―Get Radeon™ in Your System

Immerse yourself with AMD Eyefinity technology and expand your games across multiple displays. Experience ultra-realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance in true ―EyeDefinition with AMD’s second generation graphics featuring full Microsoft DirectX® 11 support. Enable incredible video quality and enhanced application performance with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology.1,3 Get unrivalled graphics. Get Radeon™ in your system.

Performance rules the day for the ADVANCED PC USER sector, who desires the best available technology, enabling an incredible user experience on today’s most demanding applications and PC games.

The ADVANCED PC USER has multiple uses for his PC, ranging from serious entertainment to video (and other media) editing to advanced 3D gaming which requires high-end discrete (premium) graphics for an exceptional HD experience with today’s more demanding games and applications. ADVANCED PC USERS understand technology and expect their PC to deliver high performance and great visuals.

Designed to deliver the ultimate in immersive HD gaming/computing, AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPUs:

  • Provide fast frame rates and unbelievable image quality to give gamers every advantage
  • Offer the latest and greatest features like AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD HD3D technology and DirectX® 11 support1,2
  • Make video playback, editing and transferring content to portable media players fast and easy
  • Offer forward-thinking technology and incredible performance scalability

Designed to deliver incredibly immersive HD gaming/computing, AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPUs:

  • Offer incredible HD gaming performance with the latest games and DirectX® 11 applications
  • Make multi-tasking easy with features like AMD Eyefinity technology1
  • Enable advanced system performance to help make video editing and transferring to media players/handhelds fast and easy
  • Support Windows® 7 and the latest PC games
  • Support HD and Blu-ray 3D movie playback

Unlike the competition, AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPUs:

  • Lead with AMD’s second-generation of DirectX® 11-capable graphics, with support for rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance
  • Enable DirectX® 11 gaming on up to three displays simultaneously, as well as Stereoscopic 3D gaming and Blu-Ray 3D playback with AMD HD3D technology, all from a single graphics card solution1,2
  • Introduce AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology, enabling improved video image quality and application performance, as well as new graphics acceleration for video formats like DivX and DivX Plus HD.3

Get immersed with AMD Eyefinity technology1

  • Expand your favorite games across multiple displays with AMD Eyefinity technology for an incredibly expansive field of view.1
  • Get the freedom and flexibility to upgrade. This modular solution enables you to add more displays when you need them.1
  • Get more done. Put your productivity into overdrive and let up to three displays put all the information you need right before your eyes.1
  • Don’t choose between play and work. Let up to three displays help you enjoy games, movies and the web at the same time.1

Get amazing EyeDefinition graphics with DirectX® 11 technology

  • Be ready for the hottest DirectX® 11-capable games with AMD’s second generation graphics with full DirectX® 11 support.
  • With lightning-fast frame rates and ultra-realistic effects, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series enables an amazing HD gaming experience.
  • Play your favorite games in full stereo 3D, and get incredibly rich and interactive gameplay with AMD HD3D technology.2
  • With outstanding tessellation performance, AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series graphics are designed to deliver the realistic detail that you deserve.

Speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video with AMD EyeSpeed technology3

  • Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology. Do more, faster. 4
  • Maximize your online and Blu-ray video experiences with a new level of smooth visual quality with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology.3
  • Experience Blu-ray 3D as it was intended with AMD HD3D technology.2
  • Take advantage of AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series graphics’ Dolby True HD and 3D HDTV support to create that theatre-quality experience.

Detailed Specs

  • AMD Radeon 6870 GPU
  • 1GB GDDR5 memory
  • Offload data parallel compute tasks from the CPU to GPU, for improved performance and video playback.4
  • GDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth per pin of GDDR3 memory
  • Multi-GPU support offers superior performance and scalability5
  • Massive arrays of on-chip compute units offer the latest in graphics functionality and performance
  • Highly efficient process technology puts more transistors in less space
  • Comprehensive OS support including Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, the very latest Windows® 7 functionality and driver support
  • Native support for common transcoding instructions in each shader for motion estimation that is designed to accelerate video encoding3
  • Enjoy a full range of display options natively on the board, including dual-link DVI-I, DisplayPort and HDMI
  • HDMI 1.4 support with Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate
  • Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic support
  • Support of content protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channels of surround sound over HDMI
  • AMD PowerPlay™ capabilities vary power characteristics based on usage load.
  • Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond and enjoy a highly feature rich experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 3.3
  • Enhanced productivity with accelerated GPU processing for Microsoft® Office applications.

Supported configurations

  • (1) Dual link DVI-I
  • (1) single link DVI-D
  • ( 1) HDMI video and audio connector
  • (1) Single VGA (adapter required – included)
  • (2) mini Display Port

 

      

What’s in the Box:

  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 graphics card
  • Set-up CD
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Adapter(s) may be included for additional output configurations

AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard Note: Card will occupy (2) chassis expansion slots
  • 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series Graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required

1 AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. AMD Eyefinity technology can support up to 6 displays using a single enabled AMD Radeon™ graphics card with Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating systems – the number of displays may vary by board design and you should confirm exact specifications with the applicable manufacturer before purchase.
2 AMD [HD3D] is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. 
3 AMD EyeSpeed technology is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and/or AMD’s Universal Video Decoder (UVD). 
4 Requires application support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology. AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing technology works with applications designed to take advantage of its GPU acceleration capabilities. 
5 AMD CrossFireX™ technology requires an AMD CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 8 x 2.5 x 10.5 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.1 pounds
ASIN B0048773MY
Item model number 900338
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,055 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Date first available at Amazon.com October 21, 2010

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The product that saw on amazon and and what I received(although having same model number) are totally different in the following:- 1) The card I got is totally different in design,logic will tell you one of the cards is an older model. 2) I checked on VisionTech web site and the model on amazons site matches, hence you hoodwinked me by giving me an older model (as visiontech's site would have the latest model ) . 3) The picture of the box on amazon states the card has a lifetime warranty ( the main reason I chose the card) the box that I got for the card states nothing but model number on a sticker label. 4) Checked newegg, the design I got and what they desplayed are the same, ( AT LEAST THE ARE HONEST WITH THEIR CLIENTS) and it seems this card does not have a lifetime warranty. I HAVE BEEN DUPED AND DEMAND TO HAVE THIS SITUATION RECTIFIED.
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Overall, very satisfied with this card.

The Pros:

1. I'm now running circles around Unreal Tournament 3, Left4Dead 2, and Modern Warfare, which brings a big smile to my face. The real test will come later this year when I throw Deus Ex: Human Revolution at it (but I'm expecting it to perform admirably).

2. The VisionTek lifetime part warranty is outstanding.

3. Really like that the power connectors are on the top of the card, not the rear, which makes it much more accessible (though it may have been due to size constraints more than accessibility =) ).

4. I was pleasantly surprised at the visual styling of the card I received. It used a very cool red/black "racing stripe" motif, with rounded bevel edges for the heatsink/fan enclosure that was much, much sharper-looking than the image displayed on Amazon. I'd have no qualms displaying this puppy in a clear-panel case enclosure.

Other notes:

Be aware that if you're not running a quad-core CPU, you're really leaving a lot of this card's performance on the table.

The only cons I would give it are:

1. I'm getting some strange artifacting around the mouse cursor on dark-shaded backgrounds in Windows 7 64-bit. I don't know if it's an AMD driver issue or what, but it's mildly distracting.

2. This card is BIG. I think the total weight of my computer just doubled (exaggerating slightly, of course), but that's the price you pay for outstanding performance like this.

As I said though, overall very happy with the purchase. The 6870 is a powerful chip.
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This card has been rocking out my newest games on the highest settings. It runs very quiet as the fan is often at 29 RPM.
My only complaint is that the HD 6800 series cards are new and still do not support three-four displays unless the third and fourth are displayport connected. This caused me to spend another $30 on an Accell mini displayport to dvi adapter.
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i'm new to gaming on pc. and this recommend to me by a gaming group. it has maxed out the games i have tried so far with no problem

games i tried
( half life series, battlefield 2 bad company, team fortress, crysis demo, WoW, orange box )
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Personally Visiontek is the most reliable gpu company to buy graphics cards from from my experience. I love the fact that I get a lifetime warranty (big kudos for resale value incase I have to upgrade many years from now). The graphics cards in general is reasonablly big for the performance its brings. At the price im getting, im able to play Battlefield Bad company 2 on Max settings, Red Orchestra 2 Beta on Max (Ultra on their options), and it benchmarks are indeed "leet" (How these newer generations say it now a days) at factory non-clocked settings (what more if its oc'd). I totally recommend this gpu for those who wants a bang for their buck.
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Pros: Quiet, Easy installation, runs every game I play at at least 50fps.
Cons: Needs power source from my machine. Not a big deal for me, but I'd advise you check before you buy the card to make sure your computer has the plug. Only 1gb of ram

This card runs Battlefield 3 (The most performance demanding game on the market today) at a constant rate of at LEAST 50fps. Skyrim as well. Another big game I play is minecraft, which it runs at over 160fps sometimes. So to summarize this card is an absolute BEAST for the price. However, if you've heard of a tweak for Skyrim that improves render distance and shadows, the game will crash due to only 1gb of RAM, but if you go dual (which I will be soon) you should be able to play games (Especially Skyrim) with much improved render distance, and never crash ever.
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The instillation was very easy and hassle free. It even automatically disabled my integrated graphics card, so I didn't need to go through bios to do it myself. I have been able to play any game I wanted to play on high settings and get 60 fps+. And since it is able to run 4 monitors at the same time, multiple monitors are easy and highly dependable. I highly recommend this graphics card.
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