AMD ATI Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • AMD ATI Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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The AMD ATI Radeon HD 6870 measures 25cm long and weighs roughly 1kg. The GPU has been fabricated using the 40nm process, except it features 454 million less transistors than the Radeon HD 5870's Cypress XT core. This allowed AMD to shrink the die from 334mm2 to 255mm2, making the Radeon HD 6870 more fuel-efficient. The core is clocked at an impressive 900MHz, the HD 6870 has 1120 SPUs, 56 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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By TechSpot on

Putting the new Radeon naming scheme aside, we'd like to focus more on the Radeon HD 6870's price and performance. The GeForce GTX 460 clearly got under AMD's skin, as the company created a product specifically to compete with it. At $239,...

By Channel Pro on 80

What's in a name? We see if ATI's mid-range graphics card can dominate the marketRating: 4Average: 4 (1 vote) Since ATI last launched a new range of GPUs, the graphics worlds has a distinctly red tinge to it rather than the green we’ve...

By GamePro on 90

Thee successor to AMD's popular Radeon HD 5850, the Radeon HD 6870 is the larger, more capable member of AMD's new 6800 series lineup. This midrange graphics card manages to outpace its closest relative--the Radeon HD 5850 --while doing minimal...

By XtremeComputing on

If you came to this review hoping that the 6870 was going to bring market dominating performance back to AMD, then I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed.AMD made it clear to us that the 6800 series are a refresh of the 5800 series, and...

By Gaming Nexus on 92

Both the AMD Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 offer great performance for the prices and being able to drive multiple displays with one card via DisplayPort is great. While these cards might not appeal to the enthusiast gamer, they still offer up...

By InsideHW on

Computers with two or more graphics card are an interesting concept, one that has always intrigued enthusiasts. Ever since Voodoo 2, one of the most popular PCI 3D accelerators of all time, a dual graphics subsystem has been something that everyone is...

By DigitalVersus on 100

A very good mid-end card, at easy with all video games. Note however that it has a misleading name: it is not a substitute for the brand's old...

By Rbmods.com on

The 6870 is about 20$ more expensive than the 6850, and it also performs a tad better than the little brother (6850). I would seriously go for the 6870 if you've got the extra 20$ since it's worth it, you get a faster card that will perform a...

By BeHardware on

the Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 both consume a good deal less energy than the corresponding GeForces, thus...

By SilentPC Review on

Gaming: Please check out gaming-oriented reviews of the HD 6870 at sites like like HardwareCanucks, The Tech Report, and AnandTech. The general consensus is that the HD 6870 performs somewhere in-between the HD 5850 and HD 5870 and is a much more...

By PC Mag on 80

The AMD Radeon HD 6870 represents some major improvements in the sub-$250 video card space, but Nvidia solutions can provide a bit more performance for the same price....

By The Inquirer on 90

After all, the shaders run faster at 900MHz versus 850MHz, and the efficiency is improved too. The 1,120 stream processors are joined by 56 texture units, 128 Z/stencil raster-ops (ROP) units and 32 color ROP units. Looking at single precision...

By ExtremeTech on 80

If all AMD wanted to do by releasing the Radeon HD 6870 was call Nvidia onto the carpet, it succeeded. That the outcome was essentially a draw, albeit one that left AMD just a bit more sore, doesn't call...

By X-bit Labs on

So it looks like Nvidia, which was late in releasing its DirectX 11 architecture and transferring all its product lines to it, has been given no time to rest. AMD has used its opponent’s delay to prepare a new and sensitive blow. We are now looking...

By PC Advisor on 90

Overall, this choice is a no brainer. AMD's Radeon HD 5850 had a good run, but it's outclassed by a newcomer that delivers superior performance, comparable power efficiency, and a lower price tag. A great card may be riding off into the sunset,...

By PC Pro on 83

Offers high-end power for a drastically reduced price compared to its predecessor...

By Expert Reviews on 100

This is a fantastic graphics card, but 5000-series owners won’t be too excited, and true enthusiasts should wait for upcoming releases before deciding....

By Bit-tech.net on 80

The arrival of the HD 6870 1GB is causing a total reshuffle of GPU pricing from both red and green camps, so you’ll have to forgive us if inevitable price-shifts change the situation post-publishing this article. At time of writing the HD 6870 1GB...

By TechRadar on 60

AMD's latest card, the Radeon HD 6870, is here and, well, you can colour us fairly unimpressed.AMD has had a good year. An incredible year. Twelve month's ago it was the first to market with a DirectX 11 graphics card and has reaped the rewards...

By Bjorn3D on

Our benchmarks clearly show that the HD6850 and HD6870 easily can keep up with the NVIDIA GTX460. As long as they are priced right, we see no reason why they should not become a success. Not...