We've given away a heck of a lot of hardware in the last little while. Today, I have the pleasure of announcing the winner of our XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition giveaway. As one might expect, the prize is a hot-clocked XFX Radeon HD 6870—specifically, the HD-687A-DDBC. This Black Edition boasts GPU and memory clocks of 940MHz and 1150MHz, respectively. At those speeds, the card offers higher overall performance than a GeForce GTX 560 Ti. As an added bonus, the Black Edition also makes less noise than the GeForce. Oh, and the card comes with a "double lifetime" warranty that's good through the first resale. Sweet.
We received nearly 1,300 entries for this contest and have selected the winner at random. Congratulations, Josh Stortz, you're the new owner of a very swanky graphics card. Josh should have an email from our biz guy, Adam Eiberger, waiting in his inbox. If the prize isn't claimed within 72 hours, we'll draw another winner.
Thanks to XFX for donating the Black Edition for our giveaway, and to everyone who entered. If you didn't win, don't worry. At the rate we keep giving away mid-range graphics cards, everyone should have one eventually.
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