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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove borisof007 Graphics card Master May 23, 2011 5:11:13 PM Newer architecture and design? Just a guess. | Report abuse jjb8675309 Graphics card Master 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 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Why is the 6870 faster than the 5850?> Related ressources: Forum5850 Vs. 6870 Vs. 560 Vs. 560 Ti Forum5850 Black or 6870 or 6950 ForumCrossfire a Radeon 5850 with 6870 ? Forum5850 Vapor X vs 6870 Forum7950 is faster than an OCed 680 ForumATI 5850 or 6870 2gb? Forum5850 CF vs. 6870 CF ForumXFX 6870 or XFX 5850 ForumAti HD 5850 vs ati HD 6870 ForumHd 5850 to hd 6870 ?? ForumGtx 560 vs hd 6870 vs xfx 5850 black edition Forum5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 ForumGalaxy GTX 560 Ti or EVGA VS. Radeon 6870 ForumAti 6870 ForumWindow larger than monitor, FFXIV ForumWill the HD 6870 bottleneck my CPU? Forum5850 Vs. 6870 Vs. 560 Vs. 560 Ti ForumGraphics card better than hd5450 for 250watt psu ForumXFX 6870 temperature Forum[Solved] 6870 vs 6950 vs 560 ti 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 !