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AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire

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

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    crossfire scaling is not too impressive...

    No wonder they kept it at a maximum of 2 cards lol
     
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    Don't just look at the overall guys, look at the demanding games and high resolution... The crossfire scaling is EXCELLENT

    Do you really need to play Supreme Commander 2 at 1280x1024 at more than 120fps?
     
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    Even though the scaling is not that awesome in many games the fps are still great and makes me wonder how well a pair of these do with eyefinity.

    Will TPU be able/willing to do some eyefinity benchmarks with crossfire 6870 eyefinity?
     
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    Bad scaling?

    Stop trippin' balls guys!

    Pretty much 100% in the games where you actually need the scaling!

    Freaken epic!

    XXDDDD hold on for 5970 or two of these puppies!?
     
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    how about 2 6970's? :p
     
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    send me some monitors
     
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    :laugh: yea that's why i said able, i didn't think you would just happen to have 3 of the same kind of monitor just laying around.

    I Would happly send you some monitors... if you send me your review sample of the 6970 :roll: :p
     
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    Borrow some friends ones :laugh:

    Also if scaling is as good with 6970 then I might just do that :laugh:
     
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    Hey,

    power Consumption for the crossfire setup?
     
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    Good review. I was hoping a 6870 could beat a GTX 480 somehow but it doesn't by a longshot. I figured the performance would be like this though. It is more like a tier of the 5 series than performance to justify another series designation. Lets hope Nvidia doesn't do the same. This reminds me of 9 series Nvidia's "updated GPU means new GPU logic".
     
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    Could be trippin major balls, but this is a better jump than 4770-5770 :laugh:

    Think of these cards as 6770 in your head and BAM instantly the best jump so far :p
     
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    6870 can't even beat a GTX 480 though. Thats a shame. Probably going to get a second GTX 480 now. :(
     
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    But when was the last time a new mid range card beat the current worlds most powerful single chip card?
    The 6970 is the one that should beat the 480, it makes sense as well, high end vs high end instead of mid range vs high end.
     
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    wow.... just wow.... the scaling is EPIC!!!!!
     
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    Again, why would you expect it to, its a MIDRANGE CARD :laugh:

    Did the 5770 beat nvidias last most powerful single gpu card?

    Nope......

    Did atis top end offering? ( 5870) yes!

    So I expect the 5970 is the card you are after.

    Come on man don't expect the world when it's never happened before :laugh:
     
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    ... wow, that's really clever! you were expecting a $240 card to beat a $470 card !?! ... be patient; that's the 6970 job :nutkick: ...
     
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    Hell yeah :D
    my mind is just blowing when i think about HD6970 CFX, that thing must be used by chuck norris or something
     
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    Wow the scaling of these cards is just amazing, very impressed. They just pulled off a Nvidia GTX460 in Sli beater. Well done ATi :)

    And the GTX460 was Nvidia's life line, not anymore.
     
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    6970 = dual gpu right?

    I was expecting high end single gpu against the other. When you argue apples to oranges you are changing the game in my opinion. Also these are of different generations too. ;)

    You guys sure get angry and insulting when others see it differently. You guys beat your wives on your free time? :laugh:

    I was simply hoping for something more impressive performance wise. Cost isn't as much of a concern for me right now as much as performance is. I would like to see 6970 SLi to see what it offers.

    In a nutshell, what I was hoping for was higher performance and assumed it would come with higher prices on the cards offered. What it brought was low prices with pretty good performance but not enough to make me want to buy one.
     
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    No...
    the HD6950 and HD6970 are single GPUs
    the HD6990 is a dual one.
    the HD6970 will probably kick GTX480's A*s 'till sh*t will come out of his d*ck
     
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    Ahh! Maybe that will be what I am interested in then. I was unaware that they changed the naming scheme. Too busy these days to keep up with consumer tech toys like I once did. :)
     
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    :roll: what a pleasant way of putting it :p

    This is why so many people have complained about the renaming, unless you know about it then it's easy to assume the 6870 is the current top end card from AMD when it's really only the mid range.
     
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    teehee
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAH xD

    Wonder what the 6990 will do to the GTX480 and GTX 580. :D :rockout:
     

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