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AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Yikes. The scaling is not too great. Ill keep my 4890s for a while. Power consumption isnt bad though. Good review Wiz. Could have used some Crossfire 5850, 5870, and SLI 460, 470, and 480 for some extra comparison.
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    I wonder why this review and Guru3D's crossfire review are in stark contrast of each other. Must investigate...after dinner!
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    Maybe different CPUs and Motherboards, etc etc etc
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    fantastic review as always W1zzard, worth staying up till 4am for :)

    great cards for the price, but I think what we all want to see is Cayman :D
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    Knew that already. They're using an i7 965 @ 3.75GHz with 6GB of 1500MHz RAM. Very similar systems actually.
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Should I say it?

    Ok I will, the 6870 x-fire stomp's!!!

    So now to the Green team to counter with there re-branded card's :rolleyes:

    Thanks Wizz, great review :respect:
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    AHA! They used Catalyst 10.10, while W1zz used Catalyst 10.7. Maybe 10.10 gives much better crossfire scaling performance.

    W1zz, any chance you could do a quick test on 10.10 for a 5870 Crossfire to see if it has improved?
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    Nice quick edit DD :pimp:
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Oh stop blaming the driver and except the new red gpu kicks azz!!!!

    god I see someone's a tad desperate lol
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    The 10.10's will be release tomorrow

    Ay, W1zzard ...I gotta silly question..what do you do with all those 6850 and 6870s? Do/Can you keep them or you have to ship them back :p
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    There out now ;)
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    hehe..They've released them early then :)

    Via Twitter from CatalystMaker:

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    Good review thx w1zz. If i didnt have a 5870 these cards would be the ones to buy.
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    I know, I'm glad I stuck with my 5850s..They both perform as well as one 5970. Next month we will see the 69xx series ..those are the ones I am really waiting for. I plan on buying a pair early next year
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    love those crossfire scores. 2 6870's are $100 + cheaper than a 5970 in aussie.

    Yet again we inch one step closer to 100fps in Crysis :laugh:
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    Ummm... they scale good in a couple of games, but mostly at high setting at high resolution with AA, hich is my use so I'm happpy :) LOOK AT METRO 2033 :eek:
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    Are you sure about that?

    Maybe you need to check my benche marks in the Vantage thread! :pimp:
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    Well at a tiny rez all cards rule, but till you up the res these gpu's shine... Put it this way.... An engine can only pump out the demand for power.

    put a load on these cards and watch the performance show what they can do. :eek:
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    I meant in scaling... as in in a certain game that you already get 110fps, don't be surprised to get 140fps only... but when you on get 39fps, these beasts can get you 76 fps
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Alright now lets just calm down now..

    Your inner fanboy is being unleashed heavily.:ohwell:

    Definitely some good scaling in some games, but lacking in some others.
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    but they lack only in high fps games (ie: ow res and/or low demanding games), so who cares! look at 1920x1200 where most ppl will be using these cards... look at metro 2033 and crysis etc... practically 100%, about 90+%

    just incredible IMO
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    would have liked to have seen crossfired 5870's in the tests with crossfired 6870's beating the 5970 in most tests , just out of interest ;)
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    so they can see faster

    Wait, a 5870 CF under a 5970? not that helpful lol

    but by doing 5870 CF / 5870 normal from the first and multiplying that by the 5870 on the 2nd gives 48.847, or to round up, 48.9 fps for the 5870 CF

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