The Devil is back, and this time it's in the form of a Radeon HD 7870 graphics card. Powercolor first summoned the Devil to power its dual-GPU Radeon 7990 part, a hellacious card that's almost as fast as two cards in Crossfire. This second member to Powercolor's Devil family of graphics card isn't wielding multiple GPUs, but it is equipped with an elaborate cooling solution similar to the Devil 13.
It features Powercolor's so-called Platinum Power Kit, which includes a 7+1+1 phase design, digital PWM, and "super capacitors." To keep thermals from becoming a problem, it has three ultra-efficient cooling fans, four heatpipes, and plenty of aluminum fins. According to Powercolor, it cools 25 percent better and runs 18 quieter than reference.
Underneath the hood is a GPU clocked 1100MHz and 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1250MHz on a 256-bit bus. Connectivity consists of a Dual-Link DVI-I port, Single-Link DVI-D port, HDMI, and two mini DisplayPorts.