- HD Compatible
XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 3D-Ready Graphics Card (HD-687A-ZHFC)
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- 900 MHz GPU core clock
- 4200 Mhz Memory Speed
- 1 GB GDDR5 high speed memory
- AMD HD3D Technology
- PCI-E 2.1 Bus support
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From the Manufacturer
The AMD Radeon HD 6870 is 3D-ready and one of the first HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 solutions for Stereoscopic 3D on the market. The AMD Radeon HD 6870 ushers in a new era of gaming that takes players to an entirely new level. The AMD 3D experience is truly immersive and seamless. AMD has also teamed up with other Open 3D ecosystem partners to provide consumers with more choice, more innovation and lower cost. Along with the new series XFX debuts the 3E Trilogy, incorporating AMD Eye-Definition (utilizing AMD's HD3D technology and DirectX 11 for explosive performance and stunning effects), AMD Eyefinity (which supports multi-display gaming), and AMD Eyespeed (improves video image quality and application performance for amazing visuals) technologies.
AMD CrossFireX technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance. With CrossFireX-certified AMD Radeon HD graphics cards ready for practically every budget and the flexibility to combine two and sometimes more GPUs, CrossFireX is the perfect multi-GPU solution for those who demand the best.
Experience the best of today's next-generation gaming in amazingly realistic 3D visual graphics. DirectX 11 is the very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing. Featuring technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation, DirectX 11 can enable not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience. Enjoy your gaming and work across multiple displays and in eye-popping real Stereo 3D.
Expand your view of gaming, productivity, and entertainment and discover a new realm of panoramic computing with AMD Eyefinity multiple-display technology. AMD Eyefinity Technology enables a single GPU to support up to six independent display outputs simultaneously. Boost everyday multitasking with a vastly expanded visual workspace. Intensify gaming with ultra-immersive environments. Expand your entertainment landscape with a breathtaking field-of-view. With easy configuration and flexible upgradeability, the innovative capabilities of AMD Eyefinity technology add a new "surround-sight" sensation to your PC experience.
Connect up to four high-resolution displays simultaneously and independently, flexibly configured in various combinations of landscape and portrait orientations. Group multiple monitors into a large integrated display surface, enabling windowed and full-screen 3D applications, images, and video to span across multiple displays as one desktop workspace.
AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing Technology
Drastically improve your work flow by creating documents and spreadsheets in half the time. Access Adobe Flash websites quicker. And with better multi-tasking performance, you can open, save, and edit files faster, process larger images quicker, and enjoy faster web browsing and streaming.
HD3D for Stereoscopic Games and 3D Movies
Enjoy real stereoscopic HD3D gaming, 3D movies, and Blu-ray 3D movies. AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.
XFX Double Lifetime Warranty
Nothing tops XFX's Graphics Card warranty. It's not just a limited lifetime warranty, it's a transferable lifetime warranty. So, should you sell your XFX Graphics Card, whomever you give it to or sell it to is protected as well. XFX will service and repair any XFX Graphics Card for the lifetime of that card. All you have to do is register your card with XFX online within 30 days of purchase. And, if you sell or give the card to someone else, XFX will honor the warranty for the second owner, as long as he/she registers the card as well. It's the best warranty on the planet for gamers who push their cards to the limit.
Top Customer Reviews
The card requires two power connectors but the 8300 has them. Also, the 8300 case is a bit narrow and this version of the card fits with a little room to spare. It's a bit noisy but that's pretty common for a card with these specs in this price range.
Overall, you won't be disappointed and for those of you wondering if this is compatible with Dell's XPS 8300 - it is. Save yourself some cash by upgrading yourself.
FYI: another great upgrade for the XPS8300 is Corsair XMS3 16GB (4x 4GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Memory Kit for AMD and Intel Dual Channel Processors CMX16GX3M4A1333C9 RAM. Again - you'll be upgrading to great RAM for a fraction of Dell's price.
Biostar A87u3 AM3 Mobo
Phenom II x2 B555 unlocked to quad core and a mild OC, from 3.2 to 3.8
16g G.Skills 1600mhz ddr3
Raidmax Hybrid 730w semi-modular PSU
WD Black 1TB HDD 7200 rpm w/64mb buffer
XFX HD6870 2gb
Older MSI mobo
Athlon x2 5400 CPU @2.81g
4gb OCZ 800mhz ddr2
Rocketfish 500w modular PSU
Seagata 500gb HDD 7200 rpm 32mb buffer
xfx hd6870 1gb
Note her inexpensive 500w PSU has no problem pushing this card, although it takes 2 connectors so be aware if you plan on X-firing these you will need a total of 4 PCIe 6 pin connectors, 2 per card.
As far as the noise mentioned by some others, I can hear it when I intentionally listen but it isn't loud enough for me to notice if I am not actively listening for it. Not as loud as My CPU cooler when it ramps up under load.Read more ›
I was able to manually control video card fan speed, and set it at a minimum of 20%. However, this causes the video card to reach high temperatures and you'll notice throttling. As an aerospace engineer, I looked into why this card cannot maintain a low temperature despite other brand's ability to (Sapphire in particular). It seems like the video card's case was poorly designed. Airflow appears to be stagnant at many points on the heat sink. Furthermore, the heat sink has a spiral shape that also stagnates air flow at the edges along the card's length. Designs by other manufacturers seem to address this by designing simply horizontal heat sinks that lead air to the card's exhaust ends.
For the 7850 and 7870 series, XFX seems to have fixed this issue by redesigning both the case and heat sink. However, for the 7xxx series, they also have abandoned their commitment to double lifetime warranty.
XFX cards will generally be less expensive for the 6850 and 6870. I would recommend paying a bit more for another card if you want a 6850 or 6870, though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good card, but FAN is a shame :(
I was expecting the fan would last longer... thinking of replacing this with other card. I can't play anymore because of the heat.
I purchased the 2 gig version, the card ran good up till the cooling fan went out. Others are having same issue if you google it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Shawn Frederick
The first one I get had problems, had to send it back and have it replaced and factory tested, since then the one I got is working perfectly and I love the quality it produces.Published on April 20, 2014 by Robert H. Scott Jr.
Have two of them working in Crossfire. For the price I love this card! Had an issue with the fan (a known thing, Google it), in one of them but XFX-support fixed it and returned... Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Brusaun
Fan ball bearing got broken, can find replacement. Support is horrible. Need to create profile, then register product, if you have no barcode from box, you're out of luck. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Alex