Originally Posted by afw
6870 will be around 5-10% slower than the 5870 ... thats what I've gathered from what I've read ...
... so yeah ... if it has better tessalation performance and consumes less power ... I think we have a winner in 6870 at $250 price point ... wish they'll be a little cheaper tho ...
EDIT: If im right about the performance ... that is, the 6870 being 5-10% slower ... then it will be similar to GTX470 ... currently the lowest 470 on the egg is $280 ... so I think the 6870 price is grt ...
If you were right then it should only take a little overclocking for the 6870 to beat the 5870 and that would be great as cirtain areas of performance will have improved as well as being cheaper so for a new setup would proberley be a better choice than a 5870, although really im waiting for cayman and preferably the 6970 and hoping it beats the 480 and uses less power (and preferably costs less as well
Originally Posted by Super XP
I am hoping this drives prices down for the HD 5870 series.
If it did push down the prices then would they not be in pretty much the same price range as each other?
Ok maybe not, just checked newegg and the cheapest 5870 is $350 so yes it would be nice if it did push the prices down. But in the uk a cheaper 5870 is £280 and according to these prices a 6870 would be about £225 (using a direct currencey conversion from euro to pounds sterling) so only £55 away from each other, thus why i thought a price drop would bring them very close to each other.
I just noticed every news post about the new AMD radeons has an ATI icon on the front page, will this change?