Zalman unleashes AMD Radeon HD 6800 and 6700 Graphics Cards

Published on December 13th, 2011

Zalman, a Korean company popular for it’s PC cooling solutions, cases and Power supply, has entered the graphics card industry. Zalman will also be selling AMD Radeon graphics cards. Zalman has partnered with AMD Radeon and has introduced three mainstream graphics cards.

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Zalman has unleashed Radeon HD 6870-H, HD 6850-H and HD 6770-H as its first three graphics cards. All of this models are popular mainstream graphics card and will most probably cover and target more customers. The three graphics cards comes with AMD reference clock speeds. Below are their respective specifications.

Zalman HD 6870-H specifications:
GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 6870
Core Clock: 900 MHz
Memory Clock: 4200 MHz
Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Interface: 256 bit
Stream Processors: 1120
Texture Units: 56
ROPs: 32

Zalman HD 6850-H specifications:
GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 6850
Core Clock: 775 MHz
Memory Clock: 4000 MHz
Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Interface: 256 bit
Stream Processors: 960
Texture Units: 48
ROPs: 32

Zalman HD 6770-H specifications:
GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 6770
Core Clock: 850 MHz
Memory Clock: 4800 MHz
Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Interface: 128 bit
Stream Processors: 800
Texture Units: 40
ROPs: 16

The three Zalman HD 6000 series graphics card primarily features the following:

  • Microsoft DirectX 11 support
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology
  • Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology
  • AMD CrossFireX Technology
  • 40nm Process Technology
  • Accelerated Video Transcoding
  • Display Flexibility
  • AMD PowerPlay Technology
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTSHD Master Audio Support

The Zalman HD6870-H is priced at $190, while the HD6850-H and HD6770-H are priced at $168 and $124 respectively. The Zalman graphics cards are expected to be available this December 2011.

Honestly, there is nothing new or special about Zalman’s lineup. The graphic cards have reference design (looks like HIS) and has stock settings. But since Zalman is an expert in cooling solutions for graphics card, maybe they will incorporate their cooling solution in their future graphics card line up.

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