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AMD Radeon HD 6870
The Radeon HD 6870 was a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in October 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Barts graphics processor, in its Barts XT variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The Barts graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 255 mm² and 1,700 million transistors. It features 1120 shading units, 56 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 900 MHz, memory is running at 1050 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 6870 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 6870 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 151 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 6870 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 220 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 239 US Dollars.
||Oct 21st, 2010
||PCIe 2.0 x16
4200 MHz effective
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