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XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Dual Fan Edition Review: Page 3 of 7

The XFX Dual-Fan HD 6870 is one of the quietest video cards I’ve seen in a long time. Even at full 100% fan speed the card was subjectively quieter than the reference HD 6870 card was at normal operating speeds. By Elric Phares


  • XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB HD-687-ZDFC video card
  • Driver DVD
  • Do Not Disturb I’m gaming door hanger

XFX bundles their new card inside their standard Black and grey box. The front of the card box has two red circles in the center signifying dual fans.  The XFX logo is on the middle strip followed by the name of the card: Radeon HD 6870 and the major features of the card including 1GB GDDR5 memory, PCI Express bus 2.1 and Dual fan.

The back of the card box has a list of key features of the card including Microsoft DirectX 11 support, AMD Eyefinity and EyeSpeed technologies. A picture of the card in all of its glory is on the right side of the back of the box. System requirements are listed on the bottom of the box as well as a “What’s in the box”. The bundle consists of the card, an Installation CD, a Quick Installation Guide, a Driver CD installation Guide and an XFX Serial Number Door Hanger.

XFX offers what they call 5-Star Support with their video cards in North America like the HD 6870 I’m reviewing here. XFX offers a Double Lifetime warranty with their video cards. One issue with warranties on video cards today is that if you sell the card or give it away to someone you can’t transfer the warranty. With XFX’s Double Lifetime Warranty you can transfer the Warranty to another person.  

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