AMD Radeon HD 6800 Benchmarks Surface

The specs and 3DMark benchmark of the upcoming Radeon HD 6800 series graphics card have been leaked to XFastest website.

AMD Radeon HD 6870 is based on Barts XT GPU, features 960 stream processors, 1GB GDDR5 memory, 256-bit memory interface, and memory clock of 4200MHz. It scored P16270/X7538 with 3DMark Vantage, and 19480 with 3DMark06.

Built with Barts Pro GPU, the Radeon HD 6850 comes wiht 800 stream processor, 1GB GDDR5 memory, 256-bit memory interface, and core/memory clocks of 775/4000MHz. The card scored P14872/X6549 with 3DMark Vantage, and 18750 with 3DMark06.

The benchmarks of other VGA cards are listed as below for your reference:

3DMark Vantage (Performance-preset)/3DMark06:


GeForce GTX 480: P18376/19671
GeForce GTX 460 (256-bit/1GB): P13623/18601
GeForce GTX 460 (192-bit/768MB): P13386/18259
GeForce GTS 450: P9792/15793


Radeon HD 5870: P17924/19433
Radeon HD 6870: P16270/19480
Radeon HD 5850: P15593/18762
Radeon HD 6850: P14872/18750
Radeon HD 5830: P14014/17298
Radeon HD 5770: P11017/16358
Radeon HD 5750: P9124/14966

14 Responses to “AMD Radeon HD 6800 Benchmarks Surface”

  1. jason Says:

    So the 6870 is slower than a 5870? That seems a little odd.

  2. caladan Says:

    I wish they had kept Barts as 67** and not bumped it to the 68**. Will we be able to buy a faster 5870 card for less money than the 6870? Hopefully these numbers aren’t true, I have more faith in AMD to not release a next gen card with a step backwards in performance for the line..

  3. Ish Says:

    hd 6870 is a midrange part of the northern islands family, a higher end hd 6970 is supposed to take the place of hd 5870.
    If AMDs midrange part is performing this good, then nvidia is in trouble.
    Suppose AMD manages to put 1920 SPs in the hd 6970, twice that of the hd 6870s 960 SPs.

  4. MeanBruce Says:

    I like the new numbering system, what was once high-end is now the mid-range, something called progression, I’ve heard of that. Can’t believe I have been waiting a year for the price of the 5850 to come down. Now it looks like I can pay $300 for a 5850 or wait 30 more days and pick up a faster 6870 for $150. Hmmmmm what to do, what to do???

  5. MeanBruce Says:

    Jason the 5850 is replaced by the 6950, and the 5870 by the 6970, the 69xx is the new high end with the dual gpu card being the 6990. Totally kuhl man!

  6. MeanBruce Says:

    Me thinks NVidia’s ship is a sinkin’!

  7. Nick Says:

    I think Nvidia is good for 3D, PhysX and stuff, but they heat up like a barbeque in the kalahari desert use power and only do two monitors per card. I’m thinking of buying 2x AMD Radeon 6870 2GB as GTA4 can easily use 1GB and it’s a little old I got it for only $39 Aussie Dollars, lol so lots of other things could, too!

  8. MeanBruce Says:

    The extreme heat in Nvidia’s latest cards is a sign or byproduct of the extreme inefficiency in the processor cores, I’ve heard yeilds as low as 28percent so much of the extra watts these cards need is just transferred and expelled as heat. Honestly I hope Nvidia’s next refresh cards are much better so cards from AMD and Nvid will cost much less, and not letting either company just run away with too high a market share.

  9. MeanBruce Says:

    Oops “yield”, to the spelling police.

  10. Nate Says:

    I’m just glad the wait is almost over, whatever the numbering convention has been changed to. I was worried that the numbering system did not leave room for a dual gpu card but, as some one pointed out, 6990 is open (not that I will be able to buy one, it’s just nice knowing they’re out there somewhere). I am thrilled that AMD has bumped performance so much while keeping power consumption in check. I know this isn’t even on the radar yet but with the performance v power density there could be some very impressive low profile cards for the HTPC crowd that still want to use the rig for gaming :) AMD (well, ATI until the 6000′s hit the shelf) is pretty much the only option for smaller performance cards that won’t melt in a small case, NV’s just run too hot and will tap out a smaller psu easily. I am just dreaming of two 6850′s nestled together in a mATX case in some CF action that will still fit next to my amp under the plasma… mmmmm…. Gaming on a 52″ plasma….

    We’ll just have to see how this plays out but I’m impressed with what the offerings look like so far.

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  14. TheDiamondPlay Says:

    HD 6800 sucks! It’s on my dell xps pc and on 1920×1200 gta 4 on max settings run at 18fps! it should be 30 or something like that…

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