Radeon HD 6870 1600SP 

Released January, 2013
  • 900 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5
So help me, should I CrossFire the two cards for now to increase performance, or upgrade to the HD 7790.
by Anthony-Garreffa
I will use it mostly for gaming and video editing in the future.
by Anthony-Garreffa (Nov, 2012)

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6870 1600SP

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
134.4 GB/s
Radeon R9 290X
320 GB/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
86.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
28.8 GPixel/s
Radeon R9 290X
64 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
16.32 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
72 GTexel/s
Radeon R9 290X
176 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
40.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
2,880 GFLOPS
Radeon R9 290X
5,632 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1,305.6 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
1,600

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
80

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Although, I don't think it will improve my PC... I have a 750W power suppy and a CrossFire-enabled motherboard.
I want to improve my gaming performance although I have very empty pockets, I currently have a Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 1GB Super Overclocked now.
16
Apr

Ask the Experts: Should I go CrossFire HD 6870's, or purchase a HD 7790?

by Anthony Garreffa |
www.tweaktown.com
I want to improve my gaming performance although I have very empty pockets, I currently have a Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 1GB Super Overclocked now.
I have enough money to buy a Gigabyte Radeon HD7790 2GB Overclocked, but I'm hesitating because I can also buy another Radeon HD6870 1GB.
13
Nov

Ask the Experts: What's the best GPU for gaming at 1600x900?

by Anthony Garreffa |
www.tweaktown.com
I will use it mostly for gaming and video editing in the future.
I have a question, What is the best GPU for my 1600x900 resolution monitor?

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Cypress
Market Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition 850 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,600
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 32
Compute units 20
Pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 72 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,880 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,050 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,200 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 175W
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yep it is only problem it blew up my 500 watt power supply to a new dimension bbooom ;(
best price/performance ever
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