Non-Reference Radeon 6850 Cooler Revealed
Andy Ruffell / 8 years ago
Following fresh from the release of the 6800 series GPUs comes this tri-fanned screamer from Yeston, eschewing the standard single-fan reference pcb and cooler for their own take, in a similar way to Asus’ custom GTX 470.
According to wccftech, the cooling system is an Arctic Cooling model, designed to allow much higher overclocks than that with the reference cooler.
The board itself is also special, featuring 8+1+1 phase power, which can help with overclocking stability, GDDR5 rated up to 5000Mhz, voltage testing points for extreme overclockers, and gaps in the extra-long (10″) board to allow better air circulation, similar to Fermi pcb designs.
For outputs the card has 2 DisplayPorts, 1 HDMI and 2 DVI ports, pretty much par for the course, as well as a single CrossFire connector.
I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one, especially if Yeston decide to release a 6870/6950/6970 version, as it is essentially a stock card, but built with higher quality components; a little like using a Rolls-Royce engine in a Range Rover. Add the custom cooling on top, and I think we’re on to a cracking piece of kit. It is likely to be stock overclocked, though details are currently unknown.
Keep checking back here for all the info as it becomes available, and hopefully a test on Eteknix in the near future.