AMD ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • AMD ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCIe
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The Radeon HD 6970 measures 27cm long (10.6 in), the GPU core is clocked at 880MHz, 3.5% higher than the Radeon HD 5870, while the GDDR5 memory also operates slightly faster at 1375MHz. Pairing that frequency with a 256-bit wide memory bus gives the Radeon HD 6970 176GB/s of theoretical bandwidth, a 14.5% advantange over the HD 5870.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

It appears we are going to face a repeat with the new Radeon HD 6900 and GeForce GTX 500 GPU series. With a few key differences, of course. This time Nvidia arrived to market well on time and they are also very efficient against competing Radeons....

By Tech2 on 80

The AMD Radeon HD6970 is a disappointment when you look at the initial performance numbers. The card runs as hot as the GTX580, consumes as much power as the GTX570 and performs on the same level, which really shouldn’t be what the flagship card...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The HIS HD 6970 Turbo 2GB GDDR5 Video Card is as hardcore as it gets for a single GPU. Fact is, it's busting with features and performance but still at a price most gamers would be able to stomach. This is one product that will top...

By BeHardware on

Moreover, these new Radeons do very well in CrossFire X and with a default of 2 GB of memory, they’re probably very good candidates for a multi-GPU upgrade, when the right time arrives. As things stand, such a system will allow you to set yourself up...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Our rating is calculated according to the results we obtained in our tests. In practice, we are disappointed with this model, which really brings very little in comparison to the previous generation. The additional 10% you get in gaming is no...

By About.com on 90

Buy DirectDec 15 2010 - The AMD Radeon HD 6970 is competitively priced starting at $369, putting it in direct competition with the NVIDIA GTX 570. The AMD Radeon HD 6970 features a new core design and 2GB of GDDR5 for fast texture loading. It offers...

By PC Advisor on 80

Nvidia keeps the performance crown, but the AMD Radeon HD 6970 offers up an impressive, well-rounded value that's tough to beat. Nate Ralph, pcworld.com...

By Expreview on

Touchstone Of New ArchitectureMany people are full of expectation towards Radeon HD 6970 featuring new architecture,hoping that the card can have a wonderful battle with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580.However,the reality is always cruel,the fact has...

By Bjorn3D on

The HD6970 and HD6950 use the Cayman GPU. They are both built with the 40nm process, and the main difference between the two is that the HD6970 has slightly more stream processors and texture units than the HD6950, and it is also clocked slightly...

By PC Mag on 80

With its Radeon HD 6970 video card, AMD introduces some exciting competition in the sub-$400 video card space. But if you want the fastest card out there in this price range, the 6970 is not consistently it....

By TechRadar on 70

Finally they've arrived; the much-anticipated Cayman GPU-powered HD 6900 series cards from AMD. And right here we've got the very top-end of AMD's latest single-GPU cards, the AMD Radeon HD 6970.Now we've been waiting a fair few months...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

It’s been ATI’s strategy over the past few years to produce relatively small, efficient GPUs that are more straightforward to manufacture. This approach leaves the company a little short at the high end of the market, but ATI's plan is...

By PC Pro on 67

A capable performer that’s just edged out by the cooler, quieter competition from Nvidia...

By Expert Reviews on 80

An incredibly powerful card at an impressively reasonable price, its only competition comes from the cheaper HD 6950....

By TechTree on 70

We haven't got the final India pricing yet as AMD is still finalizing that, but according to US pricing, the card is retailing for around $380, which is roughly $40 more than the GTX 570. My guess is AMD will certainly not price it below 20K in...

By Benchmark Reviews on

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Tbreak.com on 80

AMD’s newest DX11 flagship card is finally released, and I’m just as eager as all of you to find out how it fares against Nvidia’s recently released GTX 580 and GTX 570 cards. While benchmarks will be discussed later on, first...

By X-bit Labs on

Although AMD's Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970 are not absolutely superior to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 in sheer speed and cannot match the GeForce GTX 580, except for specific games and benchmarks, these new graphics cards are quite appealing...

By PCWorld on 80

It may not top the charts, but AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 delivers an excellent value....

By Computer Shopper on 90

The HD 6970 is eclipsed by Nvidia’s high-end GTX 580 in raw performance, but at about $370 at launch, it's a better bet for cutting-edge games than Nvidia’s similarly priced GeForce GTX 570....