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AMD Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 183% better and can run 833 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which is 131% more powerful and can run 769 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition is released on 01 Dec 2010

Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Cayman XT
Process
40nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
90 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1536
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
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
940 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 34 Amps
Power Connector
None
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 Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition is a tweaked Radeon HD 6970 and part of the Radeon HD 6000 Series released by AMD in 2010/2011.
The only difference between Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition and Radeon HD 6970 appears to be the core clock, which was raised from 880MHz to 940MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 6970.
All demanding games, including very demanding one's like Metro 2033/The Witcher II will run on the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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RAM
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