Radeon HD 6870 1GB vs radeon 6850 2gb Tags: Radeon Games Graphics Last response: May 25, 2012 3:56 PM in Graphics Cards Share chetan_04 May 25, 2012 3:38:52 PM single monitor resolution:1920x1080 amd phenom 2 x2 which is better card please tell 6870 1gb or 6850 2gb want to play games with higraphics and future games not planing to go crossfire. More about : radeon 6870 1gb radeon 6850 2gb jsrudd May 25, 2012 3:44:16 PM 6870 1gb is better. You probably won't encounter many situations where you need extra vRAM while you can always use more GPU horsepower. If you were gaming at a higher resolution then the 2GB would help. m 0 l sl4y3r May 25, 2012 3:47:41 PM Got the sam6870 but my 2.8 Ghz AMD Phenom II x6 1055T was a major bottleneck and it limited the Graphics Card from running at 100% needed a Overclock. Just a heads up m 0 l Related resources HD Radeon 6850 or EVGA GTX 460 FTW!? - Forum Will it fit in? Radeon HD 6870 - Forum Radeon HD 6850 vs 6870 - Forum Screen wont fit monitor XFX Radeon 6870 - Forum Radeon 6850 or 6870? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gam0reily May 25, 2012 3:47:48 PM @chetan, 6870 is good enough for 1080p. 6850 with 2 GB becomes a little irrelevant because it's a slow card, and wud never cross 1 gb of VRAM in any games. Thus, its better if u go for 6870. And maybe sapphire or MSI, if u r living India, like me . m 0 l COLGeek May 25, 2012 3:49:56 PM The HD6870 is the stronger of the 2 GPUs. As jsrudd indicates, you likely won't need the additional video memory at the resolution you are gaming at. Kind of like comparing 2 cars, one with a more powerful engine and the other with a bigger gas tank. If speed is your primary concern, get the car with the more powerful engine. Both are good choices. Have fun! m 0 l quilciri May 25, 2012 3:56:22 PM 2gb is a waste for a single 6800 card. If you were running 3 or 4 6850's, then the 2gb version would make more sense. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources MSI Radeon 6870 or MSI GTX 460? Forum GTX 560 Ti (OEM) vs. Radeon HD 6870 Forum GTX 550 Ti or Radeon 6850? Forum Why does my AMD Radeon 6870 crash, all the time? Forum Radeon 6850... Forum AMD Radeon HD 6850 vs 6870? Forum Deals for Feb 11: XFX Radeon 6870 + PSU $219 news Radeon HD 6850/6870 Power and Monitor Help Forum AMD Radeon HD 6850 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 Forum Ati Radeon HD 68501GB vs 2GB Forum EVGA GTX 550 ti SC 2gb vs Saphire Radeon HD 6850 1gb Forum I5 3450 and Radeon 6850. Or Fx 4100 and Radeon 6870. Forum ATI Radeon HD 6870 Forum GTX 460 or Radeon 6850? Forum ATI Radeon 6850 HD issues Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics Cards categories ATI GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !