ATI Radeon 6870 Videocard

6870 Specifications and Features

Today we take a look at the 6870 card from ATI which is the fastest mid class card from ATI right now. We are going to see how it performs vs the 6870 and also vs a GTX470 card. What is the difference between the 6850 and 6870?

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* 900MHz Engine Clock
* 1GB GDDR5 Memory
* 1050MHz Memory Clock (GDDR5)
* 134.4 Gbps memory bandwidth (maximum)
* 2 TFLOPs compute power
* Double slot form factor
* TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
o 1120 Stream Processors
o 56 Texture Units
o 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
o 32 Color ROP Units
* PCI Express® 2.1 x16 bus interface
* “Eye-Definition” graphics
o DirectX® 11 support
+ Shader Model 5.0
+ DirectCompute 11
+ Programmable hardware tessellation unit
+ Accelerated multi-threading
+ HDR texture compression
+ Order-independent transparency
o OpenGL 4.1 support
o Image quality enhancement technology
+ Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
+ Adaptive anti-aliasing
+ Morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA)
+ 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
+ 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
* AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
o Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
o Display grouping
+ Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
* AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration2
o AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology3,4
+ OpenCL 1.1
+ DirectCompute 11
+ Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
o UVD 3 dedicated video playback accelerator
+ MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
+ VC-1
+ MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
+ Multi-View Codec (MVC)
+ MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, Xvid)
+ Adobe Flash
o Enhanced Video Quality features
+ Advanced post-processing and scaling
+ Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
+ Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
+ Independent video gamma control
+ Dynamic video range control
o Dual-stream HD (1080p) playback support
o DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
* AMD HD3D technology5
o Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
o Blu-ray 3D support
o Stereoscopic 3D gaming
o 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
* AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology6
o Dual GPU scaling
* Cutting-edge integrated display support
o DisplayPort 1.2
+ Max resolution: 2560×1600 per display
+ Multi-Stream Transport
+ 21.6 Gbps bandwidth
+ High bit-rate audio
o HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
+ Max resolution: 1920×1200
o Dual-link DVI with HDCP
+ Max resolution: 2560×1600
+ Max resolution: 2048×1536
* Integrated HD audio controller
o Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI or DisplayPort with no additional cables required
o Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
* AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology4
o Dynamic power management with low power idle state
o Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
* AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
o Unified graphics display drivers
+ Certified for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
o AMD Catalyst Control Center™
+ Software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing special features of AMD Radeon products

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The Product:

ATI Radeon 6870 ATI Radeon 6870
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The 6850 and 6870 look similar, but the 6870 is a bit more massive. It is bigger and has two power plugins. Otherwise the looks are the same when it comes to the ATI models.

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  1. Kulwindermann1991 says:

    good review .
    already given order  to buy it on flipcart( zotac gtx 550 ti)

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