HIS 6870 Graphics Card Review
Posted by John Tanguay (Johnaget), Dec 20, 2010 06:24
HIS 6870 Packaging/Contents:
The HIS HD 6870 comes in a very nice well branded box Sporting The HIS logo and Excalibur. When you open the box you find the installation CD, DVI to VGA adaptor, 2 molex to six pin power adaptors and a crossfire bridge. Once you remove these items you can open the box further to find the HIS 6870 enclosed in a clear plastic case very securely. I thought this was a nice touch compared to the standard anti-static bag and cardboard approach.
The card itself is an attractive card with the HIS Logo and Excalibur proudly displayed on the card. You will find that the card needs two 6-pin power connectors on the side to operate. On the back of the card you will find 2 DVI inputs, 1 HDMI input and 2 Mini Display port inputs. This is enough connectivity for displays!!
HIS 6870 Setup & Usage:
The HIS 6870 installed in my machine with no trouble and the drivers on the disk were the most current available at the time. Unfortunately I didn’t have a third monitor so I was unable to do any benchmarks using eyefinity. I ran benchmarks on some on the games I had that were worthwhile. All the games were ran at 1920x1080 with 8x anti aliasing and the highest settings I could enable. My test system is not a super high end machine but more of an average gaming machine here are its specs and the results from the benchmarks.
Rating: 2.6, votes: 31