PowerColor: Passively cooled Radeon HD 3870
After an already modified Radeon HD 3870, the PCS version with the VGA cooler GX810 from ZEROtherm , PowerColor will soon be sending a passively cooled model into the race, namely the HD 3870 SCS3 512 MB GDDR4 .
PowerColors HD 3870 SCS3 dissipates the heat from the GPU via four heatpipes, with heat sinks on both sides of the graphics card, which with two heat pipes are connected. Otherwise, the graphics accelerator complies with the AMD/ATi reference specifications. The GPU clock is therefore 775 MHz and the 512 MB GDDR4 graphics memory works at 1126 MHz. A market launch is said to be expected next January. The price for the PowerColor HD 3870 SCS3 512 MB GDDR4 is not yet known.