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AMD Radeon HD 6970
The Radeon HD 6970 was a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in December 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Cayman graphics processor, in its Cayman XT variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The Cayman graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 389 mm² and 2,640 million transistors. It features 1536 shading units, 96 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 880 MHz, memory is running at 1375 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 6970 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 6970 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 250 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 6970 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 369 US Dollars.
||Dec 14th, 2010
||PCIe 2.0 x16
5500 MHz effective
||1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
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