Why is the 6870 faster than the 5850? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: May 23, 2011 5:15 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Martin 71 May 23, 2011 4:50:39 PM Hey, I'm just curious... Why is it that the 6870 is faster than the 5850? this site http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/10/22/at... shows that the 5850 has quite a few superior aspects... but somehow the 6870 in actual application is several percent faster... what? More about : 6870 faster 5850 borisof007 a b U Graphics card May 23, 2011 5:11:13 PM Newer architecture and design? Just a guess. m 0 l jjb8675309 a b U Graphics card May 23, 2011 5:15:23 PM yeah you cannot compare specs side by side they are different.... in the end the 6870 is basically a 5850 performance wise anyways, and both can generally be oc'ed to 5870 speeds m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhy is Fermi faster than Kepler Forum SolvedWhy is my WD Green (5200 RPM) benchmarking way faster than my Seagate barracuda (7200RPMs) Forum SolvedWhy high end SSD's which are put in pci-e are faster than those who work sata 3 interface. Forum SolvedWhy does windows 8 boot far faster on my laptop than my desktop Forum SolvedWhy is the faster i7 1.60ghz faster than the i5 2.4ghz ? Forum SolvedWhy is the faster i7 1.60ghz faster than the i5 2.4ghz Forum Why is my upload faster than my download? Forum 5850 faster than 680?!! Forum SolvedWhy would full format run hugely faster than chkdsk /r? Forum Why is my CPU running faster than it's maximum speed? Forum SolvedWhy is Vista faster than 7 on my laptop? Forum Why do smartphones have faster CPUs than most laptops Forum Is HD6870 better than 5850/70? Forum Why ssds are way faster than simple HDD? Forum WHY FTP FASTER IN LINUX THAN WINDOWS.plz explain Forum Why are Windows 7 Wifi file transfers faster than in XP? Forum If cache chips are faster than RAM, why don't we built RAM using the c Forum Macbook Air (i7-2677M) runs code faster than i7-2600 desktop, why? Forum Why usb is faster than serial port Forum Why sata is faster than pata Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !