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VTX3D HD7870 EyeFinity 6 Graphics Card (GHZ) Review

Ruby, ATI’s last generation mascot is highlighted on the front of the box, which is certainly a blast from the past.

I remember her both fondly and with a little sadness now. Good times.

The bundle includes six video adapters, including an active DVI cable (image above: far left). VTX3D also include a software disc and crossfire cable, ideal if you want to double the performance. Perhaps you might even want to power 12 monitors. Be prepared to invest in a rather large desk for this kind of configuration however.

Initial impressions of the card were rather disappointing to be honest. I was expecting a more substantial cooler, perhaps even a two fan implementation. The plastic shroud is also rather thin and does flex substantially with even moderate pressure. The card is built around a bright red PCB.

On a more positive note, the PCB is small and will fit into any dual slot supporting chassis. It is Crossfire capable in a two way configuration only. If you want 3 way or Quad Crossfire support then you need to invest in a 79xx series graphics card.

The VTX3D HD7870 EyeFinity 6 demands power from two 6 pin PCIE power connectors for stable operation.

The main talking point of this specific card are the 6 mini Displayport connectors. As discussed earlier on this page, there are plenty of video converters included for various digital panel configurations.

The cooler is small and features two direct touch copper heatpipes which run through the axis of the base into two separate racks of aluminum fins. VTX3D are using Hynix H5GQ2H24MFR GDDR5 memory. There is a super high resolution image of the PCB on the next page, if you wish to analyse the board layout closely.

Nothing exciting to report via GPUz -a Pitcairn GPU built on the 28nm manufacturing process. This is basically a reference specified HD7870 running at 1000mhz core with the memory at 1,200mhz (4.8Gbps effective). It features 32 ROPs, 1280 shaders and the 2GB of GDDR5 memory is connected via a 256 bit memory interface.

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