Closer look at the card
As I said earlier this card comes with two 6 pin power plugins, the card is also equipped with two DVI, one HDMI, and two miniDP plugins.
The mounting system on the heatsink/cooler is the same as on the 6850. The cards are very similar and the only thing that is different on the outside is the two 6 pin power connectors.
Testing was done with the following system.
AMD Phenom 2 X6 1075T CPU
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Motherboard
Patriot Viper 2 Sector 5 DDR3
Crucial 64GB SSD
Asus 9800GT Videocard
Windows was installed and patched with all the latest up to date drivers. The following software was used during testing: Cinebench, 3dmark Vantage, Dirt 2, Heaven Demo, and F1 2010. Ambient temperature during testing was 20 Celsius.
The 6870 is faster than both thte competing cards with quite a bit of points.