Radeon HD 6970 

Released December, 2010
  • 880 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
6.9 Out of 10

Recently we have seen an influx of new custom designs from many AIBs that build on the foundation laid out by the HD 6970 reference version but improve on points like overclocking, features or cooling.
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You can see that power draw and performance are very closely correlated for everything above the "-5%" setting, the relationship is quite linear.
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GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 6970 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Radeon HD 6970
7.0
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon HD 6970
7.6
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Radeon HD 6970
6.2
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 6970
7.0
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Radeon HD 6970
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 6970
6.9
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.9

Overall Score

Radeon HD 6970
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 6970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
273.18 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
18.67 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870
55 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
3,359.48
Radeon HD 7870
3,357.56

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970
3,718.5
Radeon HD 7870
3,716.74

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 6970
37.41

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 6970
258.04

Battlefield 4

Radeon HD 6970
90

Battlefield 3

Radeon HD 6970
57

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon HD 6970


8.2
Under load however the card is significantly quieter than AMD's HD 6970 reference design cooler.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Cayman XT
Market Desktop
Clock speed 880 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,536
Texture mapping units 96
Render output processors 32
Compute units 24
Pixel rate 28.16 GPixel/s
Texture rate 84.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,703.4 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,375 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 176 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 250W
Idle noise level 42.7 dB
Load noise level 53.2 dB
Idle power consumption 120W
Load power consumption 370W
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Comments

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Pretty good card for older titles/ lower spec games, and good games with medium resolution. Card runs pretty loud though. Not a huge fan of that. ( I have the powercolor PCB )
Ya I got nowhere near than in my 3DMark11
lol! 6970 3DMark11 24000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Correct plz!
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