Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition 

Released April, 2013
  • 850 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5

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 970
224.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
27.2 GPixel/s
Radeon R9 290X
64 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 970
58.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
68 GTexel/s
Radeon R9 290X
176 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 970
109.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
2,720 GFLOPS
Radeon R9 290X
5,632 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 970
3,494 GFLOPS

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

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP

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

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Cypress
Market Desktop
Clock speed 850 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 27.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 68 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,720 GFLOPS


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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