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AMD Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire run games
Getting one of these Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance.

Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire in your PC? This Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

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The Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire is released on the 01 Oct 2010
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Architecture
Terascale 2 Barts XT (x2) (x2)
Process
40nm
TMUs
56
Texture Rate
101 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
58 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2240
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Release Price
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
1050 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
268.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
2
DVI Connection
4
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
302 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6870 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 6870 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 6870 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 67% better than a single Radeon HD 6870 performing by itself but it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 6870. Expect this combination to draw up to 302 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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could i run a second one with only 650 watt at 46 amps

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a single 6870 @ 1ghz is only 15% worse than cfx :( I'm disappointed with the scaling

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If you OC it :D

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hey pip if i cfx two 6870's does that result in 2048mb of memory or do they share 1024mb? thank you in advance Pip!

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1GB :D

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that so D: well i was looking to save a pretty penny but i guess 7970 it is

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Have this card "Powercolor 6870x2" its really good, playing Crysis 3 on high settings! =) havn't had so much problems..only with one game really and its Assassins creed 3..where i got some odd frame drops…but im hoping for some crossfire driver support on that game…other then that no micro shutters or anything! if only AMD Catalyst was better ;) hehe

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For those who wish not to waste PCI Express 3.0 Cards on their aging PCI Express 2.0 boards but still strive for the diamond standard!

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What do you mean waste? Pci-e is backwards compatible and suffers no performance loss.

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Backwards compatible, yes. No loss of performance? Certainly Not! As memory bus width gets larger, you need a wider communications bus for that memory! It is conceived that memory bandwidth has outpaced PCI Express 2.0, so PCI Express 3.0 was developed.

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No. Imagine if you will a highway. Say pci-e 2.0 is a highway with 400mph limit, and pci-e 3.0 is 500mph limit. A car that goes that fast doesn't exist (car=gpu in this case)… So yes, NO preformance loss

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Grrr…… You do prove a valid point… As a man of respectful nature, I submit to your correction. However, one question I have to postulate; if Expansion modules for PCI Express 2.0 have not reached the barrier as you propose, then why superfluously bring on the next generation if it is not needed?

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