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Old July 4, 2011, 06:03 PM
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I know i should of done this earlier but what benchmark can/should i use to see if there is any difference before and after flash?

Should i just use furmark bench?
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Old July 4, 2011, 06:03 PM
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early sample with locked bios..yummy
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Old July 4, 2011, 06:10 PM
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101 degrees c with warning only 7 minutes in.

I think i will remove that crappy red crap of a cover and mount 2 fans or something D:
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Old July 4, 2011, 06:18 PM
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so obviously they disabled an amount of shaders due to their cheaper design with the heatsink and fan causing heat issues.
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Old July 4, 2011, 07:52 PM
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Where did you say it was free? How did that happen? Hard to beat your price/performance ratio. Sell it as a 6850 and get something else. Is it under warranty? Good luck dealing with DiamondMM's blech support.

Here's the GPU-Z for my PowerColor 6870

Hey hfxmike, can you run a furmark bench? Just to get a roughf value where the 6870 should be performing.
If so using the latest furmark run the benchmark preset: 720
I know i should of done the 1080 one but im on a crappy 1280 x 1024 monitor as of now.

Last edited by geant90; July 5, 2011 at 12:23 AM.
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Old July 4, 2011, 08:19 PM
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First the Specs:
PSU:CoolMax v-600 (cheap:under full load provides all voltages in the safe zone, the12v is just above)
MB:Asus M2N68-AM PLUS
CPU:AMD Athlon II x4 645 3.1ghz 2.0mb cache
RAM:G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15 2.05v
GPU:Diamond AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB A6870PE51G
CASE: HP MicroATX(bad airflow: will fix)

I have ran FurMark "720 Preset Bench" with bothDiamond 6870 bios two times each (total of four test) and will be compairing/posting the better of the two test per bios. Both Bios are from Diamond.

Stock BIOS with 960 Shaders:



Flashed BIOS with 1120 shaders:



Here is my opinion about this card. All the reviews online on Diamond HD 6870 is the normal refrence card and cooler. The first card that came out was that one we see online while the newer ugly red 6870 is nowhere to be found. Later on they released this cheaper one and due to the cheaper heatsink and cooling they released this BIOs so it dosent overheat.

This can be backed up because when i flashed it listed the bios version.
The stock Bios is
013.010.000.003.000000
When i flashed to the bios with 1120 shaders it is
013.006.000.006.038722

So the newer 013.010.000.003.000000 bios is on the newer cards that diamond modified the heatsink and cooler. So THIS IS NOT an earlier model, but a newer cheaper replacement.

**** DIAMOND!
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Old July 5, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Someone posted the same test 6870
SCORE:3091points(51FPS)720P ATI Radeon HD 6870

However he is running a beefy system
Zalman Z9-Plus | Corsair 650W | Asus P8P67-Pro | i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz (CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Push-Pull) | VTX3D 6870 @ Stock | 8GB Mushkin Silverline

And this is a 6850
SCORE:2753points(46FPS)720P

So 6850 is close to my score.
I will flash the bios again from another vendor and hoe it works and makes a difference after I get home and apply different thermal paste.

Average 6870 score is 3000+ from what I've been reading.

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Old July 5, 2011, 09:17 AM
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I'm going to write an email to bit-tech.net and any other reviewers about this diamond "6870" and will gladly ship mines to them to. I'm hoping they'll spread the word of this bullshit and get them to advise other to stay away from them.

Can this be considered false advertising? Can't we sue them?
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Old July 5, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Here's my Powercolor result (I had FRAPS on and Firefox open with 40 tabs. Will try again whenever I reboot)

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Old July 5, 2011, 11:08 AM
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What's up with this Furmark result?

  • Score: 9782 points (163 FPS)
  • Submitted by Bastlerrrrrrr on July 5 2011, 5:23 pm
  • Bench duration: 60 seconds
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • MSAA samples: 0
  • Window mode: fullscreen
  • Primary renderer: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
  • Device ID: 0x10de - 0x614
  • GPU clock: 700 MHz
  • Memory clock: 1000 MHz
  • Shader clock: 1700 MHz
  • Graphics drivers: 8.17.12.7533 (5-20-2011) - nvoglv32
  • GPU temperatures (start/end):62C / 96C
  • Number of GPUs: 1
  • CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz
  • CPU speed: 2500 MHz
  • Operating system: Windows 7 32-bit build 7601 [Service Pack 1]
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