Originally Posted by antuk15
I fail to get excited about the 6800 series when they're slower then the 5800 series.
It has a whopping 125Mhz core speed advantage over the 5870 and it some games it's barely any faster.
Protip: the 6870/6850 are the tier that 5770/5750 were at last time. They've gone back to their older naming scheme where x900 is their highest end stuff and x800 is upper mid : ].
So of course they're going to be slower, 5770 was slower than 4870 and 4890 too. ( although over-clocked much nicer :P)