We're giving away an XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition


— 10:38 AM on March 9, 2011

Yep, we're kicking off another contest here at The Tech Report. This time, we can thank XFX for providing our prize: one of its Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition graphics cards, the XFX HD-687A-ZDBC.

This card sells for $249.99 before a $30 mail-in rebate at Newegg. It's equipped with a custom, dual-fan cooler and features above-average clock speeds of 940MHz for the GPU and 1150MHz for the memory (resulting in a transfer rate of 4.6 GT/s). When we pitted it against Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 560 Ti in January, the XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition not only achieved higher overall performance—it also drew less power and produced less noise than the stock GTX 560 Ti.

Entering our contest for a chance to win is easy. Peruse the rules and regulations below carefully, answer two easy questions about the product, and fill in your contact details. (Don't worry; we won't share them with third parties.)

Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.

To enter, fill out the form below, correctly answering two easy questions. The answers are revealed clearly in Scott's review of the Radeon HD 6850 and 6870.

Only one entry is allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.

We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up (March 9) and March 15 at noon CST. We'll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site and will also be notified via e-mail on March 17. The winner must claim his prize by the end of the day on Monday, March 21, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.

You must include your full name and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share the address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.

The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.

We will accept entries only from residents of the United States and Canada (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor XFX is responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as RSI, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.

The questions
Here are the two questions:

  • Question 1: What is the code name of the GPU inside the Radeon HD 6870?
  • Question 2: Which new antialiasing mode did AMD introduce with the Radeon HD 6800 series?

Update: We are no longer accepting entries for this contest. Thanks to all who participated.

   
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