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Official AMD Radeon 6000 Series Discussion Thread

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  1. marsey99

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    sorry mate, i posted it as soon as i saw the price, all their stock was on super special and it all sold in under 20 minutes :twitch:
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    if I only could get my hands on that CHL8214 datasheet. Sadly, they require registration with company name and other things so i'll have to wait for someone else to get it.
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    I am in the same boat as you are Bear. My pair of 4850s are getting a little old, but I am choosing to wait for the 6970 instead of the 6870. Here is my reasoning:
    1.) 6870 is about equal to a 5850, which in turn is about equal to a pair of 4850s.
    2.) A single 6870s would be a very small upgrade, and a pair (definate upgrade) would run ~$500.
    3.) I am betting the 6970 will be a beast and be priced ~$400-450 mark.

    I figure I will grab one of those, then grab another around Christmas/New Years for a HUGE upgrade.

    What do you guys think? Sound logical, or should I just say screw it and grab a pair of 6870s today? (Oh and BTW, I do not like selling my used cards, so don't suggest that. Don't ask why, but I just hate getting rid of my tech toys.)
  4. bear jesus

    bear jesus New Member

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    Well i just finished ordering a pair of them :D along with 4tb more storage and 2 more monitors :D
    I took the easy way out, i used a buy now pay in 9 months offer so if the 6970 is way more powerful than overclocked 6870 crossfire i will have the cash to buy one but this is mainly as i just could not wait any longer.
    I have had the itch to upgrade my gpu for over a year now so i just could not take it anymore :laugh: if you have some self control i would say wait, if you don't like the idea of selling off your old hardware you will probably be much better off getting a 6970 and if you want to another later on.
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    WHOOOOOOOOPS!
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    1200MHZ ON CORE [​IMG]
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    3DMark05? cmon now..05? almost 6 years ago? how is that relevant to performance today?
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    I say crossfire 6850 is the best bang for the buck on large displays and multi-monitor. Scaling is good, and should only get better, the overclocks put it almost 10% ahead of a overclocked 460, the power consumption is good, the tessellation is good.

    Good move ATI, wait AMD. Mature the chip before a move, more performance per watt, per size and per dollar.
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    10 Million points folded for TPU
  9. bear jesus

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    I kind of hope it was done with the blower style cooler running at 100% :laugh:
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    AMD forgot to include 2 rows below in their advertisment
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    Cat 10.10 is out. There should be cat 10.10a hotfix. However, the new features mentioned earlier may not come to the 5000 series any time soon.
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    bear jesus New Member

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    :cry: dont spoil my fun :p i'm about to go crossfire with eyefinity... i hope :laugh: see ur giving me doubt on the hardware i ordered moments ago :p
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Don't do it, dude.:laugh:

    Wait for 6970. trust me...:laugh:
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    It's too late :p but i used a buy now pay in 9 months offer so i still have the cash to buy a 6970 :D
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    I'll be happy to hear that cf+eyefinity is working perfectly but I don't believe at all since problem with microstutter exists since Radeon 3850 :banghead: and mixed up with eyefinity setup in 5XXX series.
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    Eyefinity came out with the 5 series. :confused:

    Ahh, I see what you're saying now. :)
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    I have prefered using a single card for a while now but as i don't think i will be keeping the 6870's that long i dont mind trying it out for the first time in about 6 years :laugh:
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    Any chance for a low profile version of the 6850, i mean a smaller one, i want one, but it might not fit.
    Which version do you guys suggest?
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    They used thermalright spitfire and some high rpm vents
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    thats awesome, I wonder if artic accelero coolers will fit, they'd do a kickass job of colling 1+ ghz
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    QFT, and as 2005 don't rely on more than 2 cores they have even dropped his 920 to 2 cores and 2 threads....... still nice clocks on that GPU.
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    You notice AMD don't mention how much better the GTX 460 scale in a dual card setup though :p
  23. theoneandonlymrk

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    i hope not tatty as i had xfire3870s before this and so long as i forced AFR on with ati tray tools i got 1.8x fps on everything except dirt orig and i think fear which didnt like it up em lol iid be happy with 1.8x any single card with 2:) as im hopein with dual 5870s or 7970s some day:rockout:
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    sorry of top a bit but anyone with a lowly 5870 tried the cat 10.10 driver i cant get it to install right ive manually installed driver, catalysts updated hdmi is now but app parts none other bits n bobs none just failed to install logs and now im caught in the hype and 4 days from payday anyone tried a 6870 with a 5870 yet either way round:respect:
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    Somebody's got a tracking number!

    Too bad Newegg doesn't deliver on weekends :(

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