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hfxmike May 27, 2011 08:13 AM

URGENT - Is this a fake card (see link to pic)
 
I just picked up a Diamond 6870 on ebay.
Here's what it looks like:

Is this a brand new design? I can't find an image like this anywhere. Every 6870 I've seen is a "box" design and about a foot long. This is what their 6850 looks like - except it has the regular size displayport at the back. Is this card legit?
thanks
mike
ps - tried to scale the images, but they just snap back.

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2016/009pz.jpg
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7433/010zp.jpg

SugarJ May 27, 2011 08:22 AM

Just looks like an aftermarket cooler instead of the reference model. It might even be a custom PCB instead of reference. I'd plug it in and see what GPU-Z tells you.

Dr_BenD_over May 27, 2011 08:42 AM

hardver-teszt.hu - Radeon HD 6850 és 6870 - Club3D, VTX3D és XFX

Looks like the 6850 there.

martin_metal_88 May 27, 2011 08:48 AM

Definatly a fake IMO. But GPU-z is your only way to know.

hfxmike May 27, 2011 08:56 AM

Bizarre. My guess was that Diamond somehow slapped a 6870 sticker on a 6850....but how would they have a 6870 sticker that fits - but the real question is how does this thing have 2x mini-dps?
The guy hasn't sent it yet...and how can I trust him to give me a proper gpu-z screenshot?

Are there any other cards with this design that have the 2xmini-dps?

Teal3800 May 27, 2011 09:09 AM

not the same cooler but does have 2 mini DPs

NCIX.com - Buy Diamond Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2XMINI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - Diamond - 6870PE51G - in Canada

Here is the cooler but on a 6850.

NCIX.com - Buy Diamond Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card - Diamond - 6850PE51G - in Canada

SugarJ May 27, 2011 09:11 AM

Nah, I'd say that they have gone to their own PCB and cooler for cost savings. The 6850 and 6870 are basically the same card, just with a couple disabled SIMD's on the 6850.

If it's a screaming hot deal, just use Paypal to pay for it. Then you've got 45 days to start a claim if it's not as advertised. If it's not a super hot deal, move on.

MonsterSound May 27, 2011 09:21 AM

oddball
 
What a oddball thing that cards is. The 2xmini-dps are like the 6870's but the fan shroud/assembly is like their 6850.
Diamond's site doesn't appear to have it. But it might be some kind of Diamond sample that he picked up somehow. I couldn't find one like it in my search.
Sorry I couldn't help.

hfxmike May 27, 2011 09:53 AM

Ok - just got off the phone with Diamond and the guy showed the pics to supervisor and engineers (9 minute call - no hold!) Apparently this was the first design of the card. But that doesn't explain why there are *no* images of it on the web or reviews....but anyway - they confirmed it as a legit 6870. Now I have to decide if they changed the design because this one was deeply flawed or something.
Thoughts?
Mike

Lanboy May 27, 2011 10:00 AM

Look like a prototype or even a pre-market sample of a cheaper model than may be not see the day. may be some reviewer. a wholeseller get it and sell it, if you look at the pcb you can see the onboard ram include, 512, 1g 2g, I don’t think the 6850 come with 2g <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


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