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AMD Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 852 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 200% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, as it can run 789 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 145% increased graphics performance.
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The Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition is released on 01 Dec 2011

Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Cayman XT
Process
40nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
84 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
28 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1536
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
880 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 34 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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5.1
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Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition is a special edition of the high-end AMD Radeon HD 6970 that features nothing new, other than a new fan. Its performance is exactly like the reference Radeon HD 6970.


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Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
140%
RAM
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Radeon HD 6970 Sapphire Edition Extras
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