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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.

CodenameRV940 Barts
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines1120 - unified
Core Speed900 MHz
Memory Speed1050 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption151 Watt
Transistor Count1.7 Billion
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement22.10.2010

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
1.4 pt (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
176248 Points (21%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4413     avg: 4548     median: 4547.5 (6%)     max: 4682 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 4057     avg: 4218     median: 4218 (4%)     max: 4379 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 17593     avg: 17773     median: 17772.5 (5%)     max: 17952 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 16185     avg: 16393     median: 16393 (9%)     max: 16601 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 60449     avg: 60815     median: 60815 (63%)     max: 61181 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 77238     avg: 77275     median: 77275 (40%)     max: 77312 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 30068     avg: 30166     median: 30166 (33%)     max: 30264 Points
133.4 -100%
...
28651 -5%
28941 -4%
29052 -4%
29194 -3%
29417 -2%
29520 -2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
29589 -2%
29690 -2%
29851 -1%
AMD Radeon HD 6870
30166
30606 1%
30785 2%
31017 3%
AMD Radeon HD 6970
31580 5%
31699 5%
32190 7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
32271 7%
32434 8%
33386 11%
...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Super
87172 189%
0%
100%
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06
min: 23816     avg: 23860     median: 23860 (31%)     max: 23904 Points
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 snx-01
min: 13.22     avg: 13.2     median: 13.2 (8%)     max: 13.24 fps
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 tcvis-02
min: 7.54     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (4%)     max: 7.66 fps
specvp11 sw-02 +
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 sw-02
min: 28.97     avg: 29.1     median: 29.1 (22%)     max: 29.26 fps
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 maya-03
min: 12.93     avg: 13.4     median: 13.4 (10%)     max: 13.83 fps
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 lightwave-01
min: 33.2     avg: 33.3     median: 33.3 (36%)     max: 33.44 fps
specvp11 ensight-04 +
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 ensight-04
min: 21.97     avg: 23.3     median: 23.3 (11%)     max: 24.69 fps
specvp11 catia-03 +
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 catia-03
min: 9.41     avg: 9.6     median: 9.7 (5%)     max: 9.66 fps
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Evolve

Evolve

2015
low 1024x768
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
52  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
high 1920x1080
40.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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..
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..
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.
high 1366x768
72  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
77  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
49  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
ultra 1920x1080
81  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
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.
high 1366x768
64  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
ultra 1920x1080
36  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
ultra 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
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.
ultra 1920x1080
35  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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.
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.
ultra 1920x1080
90  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
103 110 ~ 107 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
80  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
68  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28  fps    + Compare