AMD ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCIe
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.
Excellent performance for the price. Support for full range of new technologies, including DirectX 11 and Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing.
Improved DX11 performance, runs silent, DP 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a support, Dual-BIOS
Excellent topend DX11 graphics performance, Cayman GPU includes stereoscopic 3D functionality, Nearly silent cooling fan at idle, very quiet under load, Fan exhausts most heated air outside of case, Multiview CODEC enables 3D Bluray playback, Improve
Very quiet under load, Fast in DX11 and high resolutions, Cool.
Strong Price to Performance Ratio, Excellent feature set.
A bit faster than Nvidia's closest card on bench tests, newer games; better multi-screen support than competing Nvidia cards
Not consistently more powerful than its less-expensive competition.
Power hungry especially with PowerTune set to higher values, high overclock does not translate to significant real world improvement, pricing is a bit high (based on US pricing as India pricing is not fixed yet)
Expensive enthusiast product, Limited AMD HD3D product support
PowerTune changes don't have much affect when applied, Low overclocking
Outpaced by its competition.
Lags behind GeForce GTX 570 in older games and tests; loud fan under full load; too long for some PC cases
By TechSpot on December 15, 2010
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 March 09, 2011
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...80
By 3dGameMan on January 29, 2011
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 January 24, 2011
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 December 23, 2010
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...80
By About.com on December 22, 2010
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...90
By PC Advisor on December 20, 2010
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...80
By Expreview on December 18, 2010
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 December 15, 2010
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 December 15, 2010
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....80