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HIS Radeon HD 6870 Turbo 1 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    mechtech, H82LUZ73, WarEagleAU and 2 others say thanks.
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Gee Wizz, ya been really busy reviewing the new gpu's. How long does it take till the final process is done?

    Thanks for all the fine info :toast:
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    It's good to know that a 20mhz overclock just puts this card only 3% behind the 5870. It does seem to be quite a dud overclocker though.
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    Their 6850 was a bit of a dud too. Hope it's not a common thing.
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    what?

    Sorry wizz but wtf??? GTX480 faster than HD5970???? (performance summary)
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    Of course they are. This is more of the replacement for the 5770 and 5750 If I am not mistaken.
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    You, as well as I know, the Bench marks vary from test to test, the 5970 kicks ass imo... and Im not grabbing a 6 series gpu till I see the best the 69** has to offer. :toast:

    Nice try AMD :shadedshu
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    Hmmm....The performance summary seems to be off...In most of the tests, the turbo 6870 is equivalent to a 470 in most games; particularly at higher res. Even the stock 6870 only marginally trails it. How did the 470 jump 5-8% in performance, when last week it was only 3%?

    :confused:
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    I think the relative is skewed from the 2560x1600 tests, with the 480 having a massive lead most likely from the higher vram (per gpu).
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    Then why even with overclock not pas the 1230MHz on the memory ...

    Great review tho Wizzard.
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    Im not paying extra 20$ for this pathetic OC :\
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    ok guys this is a noob question. (no sarcasm intended here I just want to be enlightened)

    I am wondering why is it when an ATI/AMD card is reviewed the "no CUDA support" is a con? (I know that CUDA is for nvidia) and an nvidia card is reviewed the "ATI stream" is not a con. Both ATI stream(now APP) and CUDA are a GPGPU technology right? am i wrong?
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    Does anyone know when custom 6870s will be allowed?

    Waiting impatiently.
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    Don't know why AMD didnt settle for around 950MHz Core and 1200MHz memory, gives some 10 fps boost with what 10-15W power trade-off...
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    hey guys 1st post here

    i just build my AMD PC 2 days ago

    i got the Standard 6870 xfire, but do you guys think this turbo one is more worth to get?

    i mean, it's only a 20MhZ bump and 70MHz for clock.

    and also it's only a mere 2-3 frames upgrade

    but i heard that the Turbo has the iceQ cooling? is that true? or this turbo version is purely just overclocked version without any other new features? ( other than the HD3D which i dont think many people will use that feature for now )
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    It's simply a marketing name. The cooler is the same as the reference one. The ONLY difference is the clocks.
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    Aye no custom 6870s at all yet Twe!
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    there are now.. LOTS of them :(:(

    i am 2 weeks too fast in buying 6870... :( :banghead:

    oh well...

    i'll wait for the HD 7xxx series next year.. :D
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    Can always buy custom cooler, it's like getting non reference only you can get horrendously large heatsinks on! :laugh:

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