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Official AMD Radeon 6000 Series Discussion Thread

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  1. Gjohnst4

    Gjohnst4 New Member

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    Nice nice nice. I need 5870 prices to sink like at rock now (or in a month). But very impressed with the price/performance ratio~
     
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    I like how XFX prices their products $30 above every other card available, both 6850 and 6870.
     
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    The temps on these cards are hot?

    in the 90c

    85c range?

    wow?

    ***EDIT*** Never mind, 70-80c loads.

    Hotter then the old cards, but nothing bad, I cant complain, Im loving them, and I def cant complain about heat.

    I have a 1.2volt Hot ass GTX 470 right beside me so... haahaha
     
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    They have changed the default settings in the new Cats. Apparently, Quality texture filtering will be the default instead of High Quality Texture filtering.
    source
     
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    Interesting find. Great heads up for everyone out there.
     
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    Maybe that explains some of the differences between W1zz and Guru3D's reviews.
     
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    Wow ... just love the performance of the new cards ... :) ... but tessalation (Unigine Heaven) and crossfire scaling is a little disappointing .... hmmm ... considering its a mid range card ... think I'm complaining too much ... :laugh: ...

    Now its time for Caymen ... ;)
     
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    I got two of the XFX 6870's all those interested when they arrive early next week I will post my own findings. Yay for me!!!

    I disagree.... if you think about it they are aimed at the middle point of the pack. They were supposed to compete against the GTX 460's instead the 6870 is competing against the GTX 470 and 5870. With a few more driver updates these things will really take off.

    Not to mention last gen 5850's in Xfire in Heaven only got you around 44FPS with Tessellation enabled to normal. The 6870 will now get you about 10 to 15FPS faster then that in Xfire. That is matching and surpassing GTX 460's in SLI.

    I believe they did what they were supposed to do... they came out to compete with Nvidia's GTX 460's and they are killing them hands down. It will be even more so when they mature with drivers.


    PS. Has anyone noticed anything yet out there about these cards voltage control? Can they be messed with like the 5000 series could? With or with out BIOS flash it doesn't mater to me as long as we can do it :)
     
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    Why does everyone care so much about tessellation performance? As implemented in existing games it's a novelty feature at best and in the tech demos I've seen there's still major problems with realistic geometry at high levels of tessellation.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    That's newegg, because they are the same price locally.

    6870:

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX30918(ME).aspx

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX30933(ME).aspx

    6850:

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX30935(ME).aspx

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX30917(ME).aspx


    Impressive pricing, but still not fast enough for me, personally.
     
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    I'm waiting for the 6950.
     
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    I think people get all up in a huff about tessellation because it will make things prettier in the future. Especially if they use it right.

    Also it is the way things are going in the future.

    I know that is not technical answer but it's the truth.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yeah, with the 5870 still being faster, there's no need for me to buy any of these.
     
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    Exactly. For 5850 and 5870 owners these cards are downgrades or at least "on par"
     
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    How much power does the 6850 draw, also you only need one 6 pin right?
    is a solid 500W PSU fine for it?
     
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    ... having seen the multi-GPU scaling improvements that AMD achieved with the new 6850/6870, it's time to take my statement back ... :eek:
     
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    More than fine :)
     
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    You are correct ... @ 1920 x 1200 and above the scaling is almost 100% apart frm a few games .... i just looked at the summary graph ... and thats what mislead me :eek: ... and yes the tessalation is not bad either ...

    Its time for the 69xx series :rockout: ... planning to buy a 6950 ... hope the price will be decent ...
     
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    Oh it is there it is there wmhaaaaa (evil laugh):laugh:

    Guess Amd Bart gpu just told Nvidia to
    EAT MY SHORTS!!:nutkick::D

    Very Impressed with Barts Bring on Cayman!!
     
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    This has got to be one of the best price to performance cards we have seen, the way i see it though, there is little point (currently) in a 5850 or 5870 owner going in the direction of barts, the 6870 from what i can see is just 8% quicker than the 5850 across the board, the great thing is though, I may be able to Fleabay my 5850 to some un-informed individual and actually be able to buy a 6870 at no cost :rockout: Of course, for those with anything less than a 5850 Barts is just an excellent buy.
     
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    After seeing the performance of the HD 6870, i'm looking forward to the HD 6970. Thinking about the HD 6990 makes me shiver lol. :D
     

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