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AMD Radeon HD 6870

The AMD Radeon HD 6870 is a desktop graphics card that was released on 2010. It is based on the Barts / RV940 chip and was manufactured in 40nm. The card offers 224 5D (1120) shader at 900 MHz and a 256 Bit GDDR5 graphics memory running at 2100 MHz (effective). Compared to laptop graphics card, the AMD Radeon HD 6990M uses the same chip with 1120 shaders but with a lower core clock of 715 MHz and memory clock of 1800 MHz.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6800 Series
Radeon HD 6870 1120 @ 900 MHz256 Bit @ 1050 MHz
CodenameRV940 Barts
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines1120 - unified
Core Speed *900 MHz
Memory Speed *1050 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption151 Watt
Transistors1700 Million
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement22.10.2010
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3141      avg: 3141 (25%)     median: 3141 (25%)     max: 3141 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3002      avg: 3002 (29%)     median: 3002 (29%)     max: 3002 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 26437      avg: 26437 (31%)     median: 26437 (31%)     max: 26437 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 15589      avg: 15589 (57%)     median: 15589 (57%)     max: 15589 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 176248      avg: 176248 (23%)     median: 176248 (23%)     max: 176248 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4057      avg: 4218 (25%)     median: 4218 (25%)     max: 4379 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4413      avg: 4547.5 (32%)     median: 4547.5 (32%)     max: 4682 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 16185      avg: 16393 (35%)     median: 16393 (35%)     max: 16601 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 17593      avg: 17772.5 (43%)     median: 17772.5 (43%)     max: 17952 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 23816      avg: 23860 (62%)     median: 23860 (62%)     max: 23904 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 30068      avg: 30166 (82%)     median: 30166 (82%)     max: 30264 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 77238      avg: 77275 (51%)     median: 77275 (51%)     max: 77312 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 60449      avg: 60815 (99%)     median: 60815 (99%)     max: 61181 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 63      avg: 67.7 (36%)     median: 64.6 (35%)     max: 75.5 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.22      avg: 13.2 (21%)     median: 13.2 (21%)     max: 13.24 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.54      avg: 7.6 (13%)     median: 7.6 (13%)     max: 7.66 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 28.97      avg: 29.1 (45%)     median: 29.1 (45%)     max: 29.26 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.61      avg: 2.6 (14%)     median: 2.6 (14%)     max: 2.67 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.93      avg: 13.4 (12%)     median: 13.4 (12%)     max: 13.83 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 33.2      avg: 33.3 (41%)     median: 33.3 (41%)     max: 33.44 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 21.97      avg: 23.3 (29%)     median: 23.3 (29%)     max: 24.69 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.41      avg: 9.6 (14%)     median: 9.7 (14%)     max: 9.66 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 75.97      avg: 76 (62%)     median: 76 (62%)     max: 75.97 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 10832      avg: 10832 (74%)     median: 10832 (74%)     max: 10832 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Risen 3: Titan Lords
high 1920x1080
40.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
69  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
35.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
51  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
47.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
29.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
353  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
170  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
135  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
85  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
high 1366x768
72  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Guild Wars 2
low 1024x768
77  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
49  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
42  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Counter-Strike: GO
ultra 1920x1080
189  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Darksiders II
ultra 1920x1080
81  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sleeping Dogs
low 1024x768
164  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
121.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
71.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Secret World
high 1366x768
64  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Max Payne 3
ultra 1920x1080
36  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt Showdown
ultra 1920x1080
42  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
280  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
227  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
201  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
127  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen 2: Dark Waters
ultra 1920x1080
35  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Mass Effect 3
ultra 1920x1080
59.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
ultra 1920x1080
44  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low 1280x720
71  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
66  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
53  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
ultra 1920x1080
90  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield 3
low 1024x768
103 110 ~ 107 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
80  fps      Compare