Back in 2010, the Radeon HD 6800 series was received extremely ambiguously. And there were reasons for that. If now everyone is accustomed to the fact that AMD at the beginning of a new product line produces mid-budget video cards, then in 2010 not everyone realized this and not at once. Although the company itself has published materials about the displacement of the line of video cards.
After the release of the video card, it turned out that the Radeon HD 6870 was slower than the previous top Radeon HD 5870. However, AMD soon released the legitimate top and it turned out to be the Radeon HD 6970, but this happened two months after the HD 6870 was released.
Frankly, the “six thousandth” Radeon series was not the most successful and popular, especially after the incredibly successful HD 5000.
Nevertheless, the overclockers are omnivorous people, and the Russian enthusiast under the nickname _12_ took on arms, apparently, the reference video card Radeon HD 6870 performed by ASUS and set a record in the current rank of the 3DMark 2011 benchmark.
Fortunately, the overclocker left a rather detailed commentary under his result, which sheds light on some details of achieving the record:
The Radeon HD 6870 graphics card underwent GPU voltage modifications up to 1.6 volts, which gave 1350 MHz and video memory up to 1.82 volts, which gave 5000 MHz effective frequency._12_
The Russian test setup:
- Processor – Intel Core i9-9900k overclocked to 6000MHz
- Thermal paste- GELID GC-Extreme everywhere
- Motherboard – ASUS ROG Maximus XI Gene
- RAM – HyperX Predator
- Power supply – Corsair AX1600i
- SSD – HyperX Savage 240 GB
Source: Result page on the HWBot website