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Just over a year ago, kicked off their Radeon HD 5000-series video card line with the release of the Radeon HD 5870. With this release, they unveiled "Eyefinity" - their single GPU multi-display technology. Over the last year, AMD has continued to release cards in the "Evergreen" line and filled out their DX11 product stack. Fast forward 13 months and AMD returns with the 6000-series ("Northern Islands") - an evolution to, and update of the original Eyefinity cards.

AMD has been talking with gamers, and listening to what gamers wanted in a GPU. They have distilled that into a GPU that offers no-compromise performance, the latest technology, lower price, a more flexible and affordable Eyefinity experience and 3D Stereo for games and movies.

To that end, AMD is releasing the "Barts" products - HD 6870 and HD 6850 - with the following features:

  • Performance on par with the HD 5870 and HD 5850
  • Power, heat and price on par with the HD 5770
  • More connectivity options: 2x Mini-DP 1.2, 2x DVI, 1x HDMI 1.4a
  • Improved visual quality through new Anti-Aliasing and Anisotrpic Filtering
  • Improved DX11 performance through more efficient Tessellation
  • Improved multimedia acceleration for media playback ("EyeDefinition")
  • Improved parallel processing for media encoding and computing ("EyeSpeed")
  • Improved multi-monitor performance through improved ecosystem and affordability ("Eyefinity")



AMD feels that the "Sweet Spot" for the GPU market is within a $150 - $250 price point. AMD had a product within this range in the 4800-series, but failed to provide a compelling offereing between $150 and $250 within the 5000-series. The goal of the "Barts" family is to fill that (rather large) niche, while the upcoming "Cayman" (HD 6950 and HD 6970) fill out the Enthusiast range, and the "Antilles" (HD 6990) will occupy the Dual-GPU spot in the 6000-series.

AMD feels that the "Sweet Spot" for the GPU market is within a $150 - $250 price point. AMD had a product within this range in the 4800-series, but failed to provide a compelling offereing between $150 and $250 within the 5000-series. The goal of the "Barts" family is to fill that (rather large) niche, while the upcoming "Cayman" (HD 6950 and HD 6970) fill out the Enthusiast range, and the "Antilles" (HD 6990) will occupy the Dual-GPU spot in the 6000-series.

6000 Roadmap



6870 Strategy 6870 Architecture




Architecture & Specs


The Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 are a refinement of the 5800 and 5700 families, and many of the specs will be familiar. Pricing on the other hand, falls much more in line with the 5700.







Card GPUs Transistors Max Memory Shaders Clock (MHz) TDP (Watts) MSRP*
Core Mem Idle Max
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1 1.8B 1GB 1120 900 1050 19 151 $239
AMD Radeon HD 6850 1 1.8B 1GB 960 775 1000 19 127 $179
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1 2.15B 1GB 1600 850 1200 27 188 $374
ATI Radeon HD 5850 1 2.15B 1GB 1440 725 1000 27 151 $279
*These values represent the maximum wattage allowed through the AMD PowerTune.
AMD estimates the average wattage draw for gaming is 375W/190W/140W for the 6990/6970/6950, respectively.



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