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AMD Radeon HD 6970

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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 run games
14 Nov 2019 - 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? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 6970 then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 899 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 205% better performance as well. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 124% better and can meet 683 of their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 6970 is released on 14 Dec 2010

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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
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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
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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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
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Death Stranding 40% 213%
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The PowerColor HD 6970 is on sale at Newegg for $100. Grab one quick before the sale goes away.
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131578

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Guys, don't let your GPU or CPU cross 70C. For this GPU download afterburner and instruct the fan to go at 100% RPM when the temp touches 70C, use a wcooler cpu

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70C for a GPU is NOT much, for the hd6970 82C is the safe temperature.

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2011
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2010
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Don't get the XFX version of 6970 HD 2GB, it lasted close to two years for me on constant gaming everyday… High temps of 80-90 degrees when running games… I guess the fan design was flawed in the first place…

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2012
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was it the black edition?

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2011
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Nope…

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2016
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Oh crap, my gpu is running at around 80 degrees aswell :(

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Still a great GPU this one..:D

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2012
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why my card just have 2% diffrent with this card ?

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7850 is almost the same as this one

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If I get one of these, will my CPU create a bottleneck? Also, is my PSU good enough?

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Can't find much on that psu but I would say no it will not be good.
Your cpu should be able too push this thing pretty good and you could OC it a little if you get this gpu to give you some more performance.

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Can this gfx card run on this psu - http://www.amazon.co.uk/ACE-650W-PSU-12cm-Red/dp/B00647P82S? (Very cheap, I know. I'm going to upgrade it asap).

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No that psu is junk, you need something solid try Antecs neo, or earthwatt series there cheap and solid power supplies. You will need something in minimal of a 550 watt psu depending on how many HD's, fans,and usb devices you have plugged in.

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is hd 6970 is better than 7850???

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it is

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sir, wat about gtx 650 ti boost over hd 7850???

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the HD 7850 is better

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2012
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12 GB

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Is hd 6970 better than the hd 5970 ?

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Yes

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2015
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2016
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Lol, no. Don't give out false info pls

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the 5970 still out performes the 6970 by 10 12 fps but its a hard card to get as its neally 3 gens old

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oh, lawl. My bad :P How comes the 5970 has better performance?

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Because it has 2 GPUs

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Oh, ok. Thanks :P

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ok people in order to apply overclocking setting put your pc in high performace mode as this also effects your overall pc i went from balanced mode to high performance and my gfx card went from 7.8 to 7.9 and ssd hard drive went from 5.9 to 7.8 and ocing the card makes serious sam bfe playable at 20 fps constant with my card overclocked by 5 percent :)

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I used iturbo from HIS to overclock my card. Just press 1 button and it boosts it by like 50 mhz, brought my card to 7.9 :D

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ah ok cool im looking at the his 7970 but the 8970 rumored to come out in april so ill wait then hopfully by april ill have 700 bucks saved still cannt belive the 7970 was 700 top end and now its 400 au bucks :P

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