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AMD Radeon HD 6970

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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 6970 is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. Radeon HD 6970 is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6970 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6970 in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6970? 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 200% better and can meet 853 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 6970 would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which meets 790 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 145% better performance.
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The Radeon HD 6970 was released on 14 Dec 2010

Radeon HD 6970 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6970
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Cayman XT
Process
40nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
84 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
28 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1536
Driver Support
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Release Price
$369.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
880 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 6970 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6970 is a fast high-end card made in 40nm fabrification process. It is based on Cayman XT, 40nm architecure. Featuring 1536 Shaders, 96 texture units and 32 ROPs paired with fast 2GB GDDR5 video memory working on 1375 MHz, and core clock running at 880 MHz. 2GB VRAM tied up with 256-bit bus ensures latest games to be playable on ultra with 1080p, except Crysis 3 which requires lowering settings to be played on High, without Anti-Aliasing.


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Radeon HD 6970 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Marvel's Avengers 40% 213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 113% 238%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 4% 32%
Grounded 34% 89%
Death Stranding 37% 140%
Radeon HD 6970 Extras
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