HD 6870 with i7-975 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

With current 1024 MB RAM, the HD 6870 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that HD 6870 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between HD 6870 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 6870 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

HD 6870 with i7-975 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon HD 6870
Price $ 199.0
Year 2010
Maximum Recorded Temperature 86C
Max Fan Noise 59dB
Recommended Power Supply 501W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 30.7 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 15.2 FPS
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 13.1 FPS
Average 4K Performance 9.2 FPS
Memory 1 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.8
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.7
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 18.2
4K Cost Per Frame $ 26.0
Series HD 6870
Variant AMD Radeon HD 6870
Overall Combination Score 52/100 Acceptable

AMD ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the TeraScale 2 graphics card inside the HD 6870, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The HD 6870 is much more expensive than the HD 6770 as it costs a whopping $ 239. Compare this to the HD 6770, which came originally at a price of $ 129. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 470 which costs $ 349.

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
18.0
2019 Anthem
10
11.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
23
26.0
2019 Metro Exodus
10
11.6
2019 World War Z
19
21.3
2019 Gears of War 5
15
16.8
2019 F1 2019
18
21.1
2019 GreedFall
17
19.0
2019 Borderlands 3
12
13.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
23
25.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
9.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
13
15.5
2018 Just Cause 4
15
16.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
16
18.0
2018 Strange Brigade
24
27.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
23.1
2017 For Honor
27
30.8
2017 Project CARS 2
19
21.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23
26.5
2016 Dishonored 2
14
15.9
2015 Rocket League
80
89.9
2015 Need For Speed
22
24.9
2015 Project CARS
21
23.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
39
43.7
2014 Thief
22
25.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
39
44.1
2013 Company of Heroes 2
28
32.1
2013 GRID 2
34
37.9
2013 Metro: Last Light
21
23.8
2013 Total War: Rome 2
41
45.6
2013 Battlefield 4
34
37.9
2012 DiRT: Showdown
25
28.7
2012 Far Cry 3
29
32.5
2012 Hitman: Absolution
35
39.0
2012 Sleeping Dogs
38
42.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
55
61.7
2011 DiRT 3
54
60.6
2011 Portal 2
97
108.1
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
20
23.2
2011 Batman: Arkham City
45
51.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
55
62.1
2011 Battlefield 3
26
28.9
2010 Civilization V
34
38.4
2010 Metro: 2033
30
34.0
2010 Starcraft II
51
57.1
2009 League of Legends
104
115.6
2008 Crysis: Warhead
27
30.4

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
10
13.4
2019 Anthem
7
9.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
13.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
17.5
2019 Metro Exodus
7
9.0
2019 World War Z
12
15.5
2019 Gears of War 5
9
12.2
2019 F1 2019
12
15.0
2019 GreedFall
10
13.7
2019 Borderlands 3
7
9.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
14
18.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
6
8.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
9
12.2
2018 Just Cause 4
9
12.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
12.6
2018 Strange Brigade
15
18.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
16.7
2017 For Honor
14
18.0
2017 Project CARS 2
12
15.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
19
23.9
2016 Dishonored 2
10
13.6
2015 Rocket League
30
38.5
2015 Need For Speed
15
19.3
2015 Project CARS
14
18.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
22
28.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
41
51.4
2009 League of Legends
51
64.2

Resolution 3440x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
11.4
2019 Anthem
5
7.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
8
10.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
14.0
2019 Metro Exodus
6
7.9
2019 World War Z
9
13.1
2019 Gears of War 5
8
10.6
2019 F1 2019
9
13.1
2019 GreedFall
7
10.4
2019 Borderlands 3
5
7.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
12
15.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
5
7.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
8
10.6
2018 Just Cause 4
7
10.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
10.0
2018 Strange Brigade
11
15.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
11
15.1
2017 For Honor
10
14.4
2017 Project CARS 2
11
15.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
17
23.5
2016 Dishonored 2
9
13.1
2015 Rocket League
22
30.2
2015 Need For Speed
13
17.2
2015 Project CARS
12
16.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
16
22.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
39
52.2
2009 League of Legends
36
48.1

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
8.0
2019 Anthem
3
5.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
4
7.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
6
8.6
2019 Metro Exodus
3
5.7
2019 World War Z
6
8.9
2019 Gears of War 5
5
7.7
2019 F1 2019
6
9.5
2019 GreedFall
3
5.7
2019 Borderlands 3
3
4.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
7
11.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
3
5.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
5
7.7
2018 Just Cause 4
4
6.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
4
6.0
2018 Strange Brigade
7
10.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
11.6
2017 For Honor
6
9.0
2017 Project CARS 2
9
12.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
14
20.0
2016 Dishonored 2
7
10.8
2015 Rocket League
12
18.0
2015 Need For Speed
9
12.9
2015 Project CARS
9
12.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
9
13.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
32
46.3
2009 League of Legends
17
25.7
HD 6870 with i7-975 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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Critics Reviews

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The Radeon HD 6870 has a small memory bandwidth advantage at 134.4 GB/s, versus the Radeon HD 5850 at 128GB/s. If you like, go here for a look at the previous generation architecture side-by-side ...

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