Radeon_HD_6970_Lightning_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - 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? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 188% better performance and can run 901 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 685 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 112% better performance as well.
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The Radeon HD 6970 Lightning Edition is released on 01 Dec 2010

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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
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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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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Popular Game System Requirements
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Red Dead Redemption 2 22% 115%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 60% 195%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 115%
Halo: Reach 70% 32%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 32% 195%
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 195%
Borderlands 3 38% 127%
FIFA 20 17% 14%
Death Stranding 32% 195%
Need For Speed Heat 20% 115%
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How bad is my 530 bottle-necking my Gpu?

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The best 6970..

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Sooo beautiful i just wanna cry right now even though i have dual 7970 ill always remember my old 6970 they my babies

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do you not experience a bottle neck? I mean a 8350 can just about handle xfire 7970

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Who said the FX8350 could just about handle sli/xfire.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1333027/amd-fx-8350-vs-i5-3570k-delidded-single-gpu-and-crossfire-gpu

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XFX IS THE BEST

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your REP IS AWESOME!!!!

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xDDD LoL!!

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I had nothing but bad luck with them lately and there quality has gone down hill.

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I think I should raise my core clock by 50MHz and I'll have this GPU :D

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WANNA SWAP BUDDY?

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I'll pass, I love my baby ;)

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not just ordinary baby, but it's a big baby :D

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Yeah she's quite chubby :D

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Lol, I think Gainward or someone is putting out a five-slot card this year :D

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Holy… o.0

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Hey! Wanna swap GPU's XD

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msi is the best…..!!!!my psu can handle it very well as it is a corsair tx850 v2 850watt power supply….see the overclocked load of this gpu at-http://hardocp.com/article/2011/05/09/msi_r6970_lightning_video_card_review/9

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Interface- PCI Express x16 2.1 & 2.0

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as i fitted this one in my pci express x16 2.0

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