HD 6970 / HD 6950 Vs HD 6870 Vs HD 5870 Vs GTX 570 / 580 Benchmarks (All in one Review)

The new monster from AMD is out and available for public, in the hand of every reviewer, its the high end AMD Radeon HD 6900 series graphic cards including the HD 6970 and the HD 6950 , so of course everybody want to know how these new generation of the DirectX 11 cards perform compared to the current generation from both AMD and Nvidia, I have chosen the best reviews available on the net to be a reference for you on this new All in one review.

Testers all over the net already tested and reviewed the new "cayman" based GPU graphic cards to help you take the best decision, so here at this post you will find some of the best benchmarks, now lets us get it started with the specifications and features of these cayman cards.

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About the Cayman GPU:
Codenamed Cayman, the high-end GPUs Radeon HD 6900 series was expected to be released on November 12, 2010, these release dates were pushed further back and Cayman was released on December 15 2010. Products include Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970. Cayman based on new 4-way VLIW architecture.

Cayman GPU High-Level Block Diagram
AMD HD 6900 series high-lights:
  • AMD Eyefinity technology
  • Get second-generation DirectX® 11-capable graphics for an amazing Eye-Definition gaming experience
  • Get fast applications and brilliant video with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology

AMD Radeon HD 6970
Specifications and features:
GPU
    Radeon HD 6970
Core Clock
    880MHz
Memory Effective Memory Clock
    1375MHz (5.5Gbps)
Memory Size
    2GB
Memory Interface
    256-bit
Memory Type
    GDDR5
DirectX
    DirectX 11
Ports
HDMI
    1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
    2 x Mini DisplayPort
DVI
    2 x DVI




Power requirement:
The HD 6970 require 550 Watt or greater power supply with
6 pin / 8 pin PCI Express power connectors and recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX technology in dual mode).

Radeon HD 6970 GPU-Z

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Power color HD 6970 card picture


AMD Radeon HD 6950

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Specifications and features:
GPU
    Radeon HD 6950
Core Clock
    800MHz
Memory Effective Memory Clock
    1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
Memory Size
    2GB
Memory Interface
    256-bit
Memory Type
    GDDR5
DirectX
    DirectX 11
Ports
HDMI
    1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
    2 x Mini DisplayPort
DVI
    2 x DVI

Power requirement:
This one require 500 Watt or greater power supply with
two 6 pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended.

Radeon HD 6950 GPU-Z


Specifications compared:

Tessellation performance compared with HD 5870:


Reviewers Benchmark results

So now it's time to benchmarks, lets take a look at my best selection on the net and how these card perform under the latest benchmark tools and games:


full review
Crysis Warhead benchmark test:
The guru, sorry, the choice is yours now ;).
HD 6970 / HD 6950 Vs HD 6870 Vs HD 5870 Vs GTX 570 / 580 Benchmarks (All in one Review) HD 6970 / HD 6950 Vs HD 6870 Vs HD 5870 Vs GTX 570 / 580 Benchmarks (All in one Review) Reviewed by Maherr Live on Sunday, December 19, 2010 Rating: 5