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HIS ATI Radeon HD 6970 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card 279.99 @ Overclockers
HIS ATI Radeon HD 6970 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card 279.99 @ Overclockers

HIS ATI Radeon HD 6970 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card 279.99 @ Overclockers

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The HD 6970 replaces the HD 5870 as AMD's flagship single GPU, great value at £279.99!

Also VTX HD 6970 2GB £277.99

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The ATI Radeon HD 6970 uses a new GPU architecture from AMD which features dual graphics engines in one chip with 24 SIMD engines and a total of 1536 stream processors with 96 texture units, providing massively parallel computing power for graphics and other accelerated applications. Its core clock speed of 880MHz, together with a dedicated high speed interface to 2GB of GDDR5 memory running at 1375MHz (5.5Gb/s effective) delivers the highest performance in this series. New Tesselation engines bring up to three times the performance of the previous generation, and new Enhanced Quality AA and filtering modes bring the highest image quality ever achieved.

Features:-
- Core Clock: 880MHz
- Memory: 2048MB GDDR5
- Memory Clock: 5500MHz (Effective)
- Memory Bandwidth: 176GB/sec
- Processing Cores: 1536
- Texture Units: 96
- ROPS: 32
- Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.1
- Display Connectors: 2 Dual-Link DVI-I, 1 HDMI & 2x Mini-DisplayPort
- HDCP Capable
- DirectX 11 Support
- Shader Model 5.0 Support
- OpenGL 4.0 Support
- ATI CrossFire Ready
- ATI Eyefinity Technology
- ATI Avivo HD
- ATI Stream Technology
- ATI HD3D Technology
- Maximum Power Consumption: 250W (Typical 190W)
- 1x 8pin and 1x 6pin PCI-E power connectors required
- 500W minimum PSU recommended
- Warranty: 2 Years
- If you buy in store we shall give you a further £5 discount and a free game, so come on down and visit us at our shop! (Must be instore transaction/purchase)! This offer is not available for web orders/counter collect!

9 Comments

gtx 580 totally wipes the floor with this card, I was expecting more

Is the HERS version in pink?

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dom99

gtx 580 totally wipes the floor with this card, I was expecting more



It doesn't wipe the floor with it at all. This card performs between GTX 570 and GTX 580, beating the GTX 580 in some benchmarks. The GTX 580 cost £400+ this card cost £279.99 for about 10% less performance, Nvidia might have to lower there own prices now to stay competitive, these cards will be very very popular with anyone who knows what they are talking about...
Edited by: "Hanktank" 14th Dec 2010

Nice find.Link and picture with benchmarks will give more heat. :-)

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dom99

gtx 580 totally wipes the floor with this card, I was expecting more



it may/it may not, the fact is the gtx starts at just under £400 while the 6970 starts under £300. you don't expect a card costing £100 less to be faster do you?

also the 6970 was being made to beat the gtx480, at that time amd/ati didn't know about the gtx580. unless they made the 6970 from scratch, they can't expect to bring the performance of the 6970 to the level of the gtx580. it's the 6990 that will be the one to beat the gtx580.


DownHill911

Nice find.Link and picture with benchmarks will give more heat. :-)



he'll only be able to do that once the benchmarks are released.

Very good launch price, a good strategy from AMD, seeing as their new cards are slightly less capable than the nVidia one, but at this price, the cost/performance ratio is much higher.

yeh I wouldnt pay stupid money for a 580, Ive bagged a 6950 (the smart money card imo) for £216 incl del

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only read 1 review so far but looking at that for my needs the gtx570 would prob be a better buy, I have a 24inch 1920x1200 monitor and looking at the results in that review the 6970 looses a lot of fps when you turn on the aa and falls behing the gtx570. that's only 4 games that review tested so I'm going to have to have a look at other review to tally up the performance in the games I have/intend to get befor making my final choice.

my current cpus(q660 and q9450) will prob be a bottle kneck, looking at doing a new build and waiting for sandy bridge before building so the new graphics card will go nicely with that
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