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AMD Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition

AMD Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition Image AMD Cypress Image
The Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition is a graphics card by AMD, launched in January 2013. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Cypress graphics processor, in its Cypress XT variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The Cypress graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 334 mm² and 2,154 million transistors. It features 1600 shading units, 80 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 850 MHz, memory is running at 1050 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 175 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 282 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Cypress
GPU Variant: Cypress XT
Architecture: TeraScale 2
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 2,154 million
Die Size: 334 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jan 14th, 2013
Production Status: Active
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 850 MHz
Memory Clock: 1050 MHz
4200 MHz effective


Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 134.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1600
TMUs: 80
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 20
Pixel Rate: 27.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 68.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,720.0 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 11.1 inches
282 mm
TDP: 175 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin
Board Number: E140

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.3
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0


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Card Notes

Rebranded HD 5870

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
Sapphire HD 6870 1600SP Edition 850 MHz 1050 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 6870 1600SP Edition OC 900 MHz 1050 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort