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XFX HD6970 Black Edition Review

Rating: 8.0.

KitGuru has reviewed many of the custom, overclocked cards from AMD’s partners in the last month, and today we are taking a look at the much awaited HD6970 Black Edition from XFX.

XFX have earned quite a reputation for creating some of the finest graphics cards for the enthusiast market, and in a similar fashion to Sapphire, we always look forward to testing their products.

The XFX HD6970 Black Edition is preoverclocked, running at 925mhz core (from 880mhz reference) and the GDDR5 memory is also increased to 1425mhz (5.7GBps effective) from 1375mhz (5.5Gbps effective) on the reference board.

Product AMD HD6970 XFX HD6970 Black Edition
Core Clock speed 880mhz 925 mhz
Primitive Rate
2 prim/clk
2 prim/clk
Shader Architecture
VLIW4
VLIW4
Stream Processors
24 SIMD/1536 ALU
24 SIMD/1536 ALU
Texture Units 96 96
ROPs/Z-Stencil 32/128 32/128
Frame Buffer 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5
Memory Width/Speed 256 bit, 5.5 Gbps 256 bit, 5.7 Gbps
Power Connectors 8 pin & 6 pin 8 pin & 6 pin
Display Outputs 2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI 2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI

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