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AMD Radeon HD 6870

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How well can the Radeon HD 6870 run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 6870 is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. Radeon HD 6870 is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6870 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6870 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 6870, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6870? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 281% better and can meet 897 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 185% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 686 games from the most demanding games today.
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The Radeon HD 6870 was released on 22 Oct 2010

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Architecture
Terascale 2 Barts XT
Process
40nm
TMUs
56
Texture Rate
50 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1120
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
1050 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
134.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
1
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
151 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 28 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 6870 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6870 is a fast high-end card made in 40nm fabrification process. It is based on the Barts XT architecure. Featuring 1120 Shaders, 56 texture units and 32 ROPs paired with fast 1GB GDDR5 video memory working on 1050 MHz, and core clock running at 900 MHz. Most latest games will be playable on High-Ultra and no AA with 1080p, except Demanding ones such as Far Cry 3 or Assassins Creed 3, which requires lowering settings to high, without Anti-Aliasing, while Crysis 3 needs medium-high graphical settings in order to achieve playable FPS.


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Radeon HD 6870 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Halo: Reach 59% 8%
Need For Speed Heat 62% 189%
Planet Zoo 54% 211%
Borderlands 3 86% 205%
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Will it support Intel i3 2120 CPU ???

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2009
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2012
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yeah why not ? :D

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okay this one ore GTX750 ti 2gb msi gaming edition
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2064&gid2=452&compare=geforce-gtx-750-ti-msi-gaming-2gb-edition-vs-radeon-hd-6870

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GTX 750 TI 2GB ofcourse…its better ..it has lower power consumption and it has 2gb vram.

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2012
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Coolermaster B2 500w is this psu good enough for this gpu and fx 6300?

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I cant believe that this GPU got it's ratting put down to a 7!!!

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Will my PSU support it? the model I chose in rig settings was the closest to what I have but it is ->460 Watts&#60-

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This or the HD 7770

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hd 6870 is way too better than hd 7770

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OC the HD 6870 by 10-15% and itll stomp the hd 7770

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so the 5870 is better than the 6870?

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No.It simply cant be better in performanse because this je a generation newer gfx

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5870 is better than 6870 but not by much…

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True but it is very weird.AMD screwed up with naming because shouldnt the the 6 be better than 5.I mean usually it is like that

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The 5000 series was made by ATI. AMD bought them over before the 6000 series was made and changed the naming system.

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I don't think that is the reason.AMD bought ATI in 2006 and HD 5000 series came in 2009.

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My mistake, they kept the ATI name until around 2009. That meant that they still used ATI's naming system. There was (in order of power) the 5850, 5870, 5970. The 6000 series adopted a new naming system meaning that the 6870 is less powerful than the 5870. The new 5870 was the 6970.

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the 5 and 6 are just generation numbers. 5970 is alot better than 6750 for example. you should look at the 2 numbers next to generation number. HD 5770 and 6770 should be pretty close etc 6970 should be direct replacement to 5970 (although 5970 is alot better because its a dual gpu)

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is it better than 7850?

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So far… 7850 is much better than 6870

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and better optimised drivers(mantle)

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and that's a one year reply bro, but thx for ur info lol

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hehe no problem :D

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Would this card be able to play new releases such as Wolfenstien later this year at Medium?

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2011
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sure even on ultra its a storng GPU with this video card and your CPU you can run everything on ultra…my friend is with intel pentium dual core 2,80 ghz and a 3 GB RAM and a 2 GB GPU and runs every game on ultra…even i run most of the games on max…

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this is a good GPU you will be able to play most stuff on atleast medium

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I can play any game with this card on High-Ultra on 1080P with 40-200 frames, depending on optimization of course

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I am new here………. what is bottleneck and will this car bottleneck my cpu?

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Should be on par with your i5-650
At which resolution do you play?

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