HIS 6870 Graphics Card Review

Posted by John Tanguay (Johnaget), Dec 20, 2010 11:24

The HIS HD6870 is one of the newest ATI DX11 cards on the market today.HIS 6870 box

It has a host of very impressive features at an even more impressive $250 price point. With features like HD3D, Eyespeed and of course Eyefinity this card is really gives the consumers allot of value for their money.


HIS 6870 Graphics Card Features



Microsoft DirectX 11 Support

Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery, driven by AMD’s second-generation DirectX 11-capable graphics.

AMD Eyefinity Technology

Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with AMD’s Eyefinity multi-display capabilities

AMD Advanced Parallel Processing technology

Accelerate the most demanding applications for improved performance

Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology

Delivers more speed and higher bandwidth

AMD CrossFireX Technology

Increase your gaming performance with AMD CrossFireX Technology

3rd Generation TeraScale Engine

Provides increased processing power for the latest games and accelerated applications

40nm Process Technology

Provides enhanced processor performance while using less power and better transistor efficiency than previous generation technology

Accelerated Video Transcoding

Helps improve video transcoding performance

Display Flexibility

More flexibility with maximum connectivity for the latest display technologies

HDMI 1.4

Helps ensure you get the full Blu-ray and PVR experience from your PC

DollyTrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Support

Get a fully immersive high-definition audio experience with the latest Blu-ray movies

AMD PowerPlay Technology

Power draw scales according to activity so when GPU activity is low, the power draw is minimal

Enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 3

Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies, online video and other HD content beyond 1080p with low power and low noise with GPU acceleration and enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 3 features


HIS 6870 Graphics Card Specifications

Model Name

HIS 6870 Fan 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/2xDVI/2xMini DP


Radeon HD 6870 PCIe Series


RadeonTM HD 6870 GPU

Manu. Process (Micron)


Memory Size (MB)


Memory Type


Engine CLK (MHz)


Memory CLK (Gbps)


Memory Interface (bit)


Power Supply Requirement

500 Watt or greater power

Max. Resolution


Bus Interface

PCI Express x16

Display Port





Upper Single-link DVI-D + Bottom Dual-link DVI-I




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Our Rating for HIS 6870 Graphics Card Review
9.5 Construction
The card is solid. It doesn’t feel flimsy or weak at all.
9.5 Installation
Installation was super easy. Simple software and easy to work with hardware.
9.0 End-user
The card performs that’s all that matters
9.0 Style
Nice style with nothing to flashy
9.5 Functionality
The card functions just as it is supposed to.
9.5 Overall
If you’re in the market for a $200-$300 the HIS 6870 is a contender.

Rating: 2.6, votes: 31

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