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AMD Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB 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 PowerColor 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 200% better performance and can run 821 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which is 145% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 752 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
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High
The Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition was released on 14 Dec 2010

Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB 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
golden star golden star empty star empty star empty star
Release Price
$369.00
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 & 39 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
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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8.6
6.8
5.1
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Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 6970, created by PowerColor.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6970.


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Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
160%
RAM
12GB
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FIFA 21 12% 21%
Genshin Impact 32% 140%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 113% 113%
eFootball PES 2021 11% 21%
Ghostrunner 37% 113%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 85% 128%
Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition Extras
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