Radeon HD 6870 1GB vs radeon 6850 2gb Tags: Radeon Games Graphics Last response: May 25, 2012 3:56 PM in Graphics & Displays 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. 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 Related resources Amd radeon hd 6850 2gb vs AMD Radeon hd6870 1gb - Forum EVGA GTX 550 ti SC 2gb vs Saphire Radeon HD 6850 1gb - Forum Radeon 6870 1GB vs Radeon 6950 2GB vs GTX 560 TI 1GB - Forum Radeon HD 6870 1GB vs 2GB - Forum 1gb/2gb ddr5 6850 or 2gb ddr5 gtx 560 or 1gb 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 . 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! 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sapphire 6850 1GB vs 6850 2GB vs 6870 Forum Radeon HD 6870 1GB vs . GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB Forum Radeon hd 6850 vs hd 6870 Forum GTX 560 Ti 1GB or ATI RADEON 6870 2GB Forum Nvidia GTX 650 2GB GDDR5 vs ATI/AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 Forum Ati Radeon HD 68501GB vs 2GB Forum GTX 460 Vs Radeon HD 6850 Forum BEST Radeon HD 6870 brand? Forum AMD Radeon HD 6870 Or GTX 550TI Superclocked Forum Asus gtx560ti directcuII-broken Forum Radeon 6670 Chart Confusion Forum New card or second 6870 Forum 3 different GPU's failing? (2 GTX 470 & Radeon 6770) Forum 6870 3D Support? Forum Asus 6850 Malfunctioning 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 !