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PowerColor Radeon HD 6970 Pictured

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i only read about half of that, and have to say this:


    benchmarks are useless, if it IS a dual GPU card. why? cause it likely has no crossfire profiles on whatever leaked drivers they're testing with...
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    If the pictures are true then it's obviously a single GPU card as there is only one bracket.
  3. crow1001 New Member

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    Dual GPU....??:wtf:
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    NO, backplate all so helps to stop the card from bending.


    Btw is this 4D ? if so don't that only make it 384 shaders ?. Sounds kinda low i know they are not every thing but they do help a lot even more so in games like Arma..
  5. Mussels

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    they could have packed two GPU's into one space. not saying it is, but when someone says 'hey it performs like a 5870 in all the benches!' it makes me think its only half being used.


    it is single GPU, however - the _970 threw mew off for a sec there. that said, leaked performance reviews always suck... early/beta drivers.
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    YaaY! cant wait for it!
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    Stock coolers have alloy memory/VRM heat sink plates for that.
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    Can't say I much care for the looks, but preformence matters much more than looks, I'll take function over form any day.
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    Hey guys!
    Don't forget too that the 6970, while likely being at least on par with a GTX480, it isn't the end of the line for AMD. There's still the good possibility of a dual GPU card, a la 6990 being released. NVIDIA may have the GTX580, but it won't hold up against the 6990. And considering that the 6970 will be far cheaper, and that the 6990 will likely be only a tad more expensive (but obviously far more powerful than a 580), AMD still has the upper hand.
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    I think what we are looking at here is a slightly overclocked 5870 with better tessellation, in other words it's a bit crap, roll on the 15th.
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    I have to agree with buggalugs, that AMD, you'd better give us a damn good price for FAILing on the single GPU crown.
    Quite a performance disappointment, but there's a good low price potential now.
    That being said, it's unconfirmed for the moment so I wouldn't jump to complain just yet.
  12. RejZoR

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    First thing i'd do if i'd ever buy such card is to remove the damn ugly sticker. Yuck.
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    I couldn't care less about the sticker considering you typically will never see it if you have your mobo in the usual vertical orientation, with the slots below.
    The side of the card maybe a bit more of a concern for chassis window lovers like myself... but IMHO what you want to look good is the result not so much the tools, ie, the graphics, not really the graphics card.
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    That's all this generation was ever going to be, I think. AMD's truly next-gen GPUs were meant to be 32nm but TSMC canned that, so they went with this hybrid generation on 40nm that is mainly the 5000 series with a few of their next-gen features bolted on (better tessellation, more efficient, etc). These are something of a stop-gap until the 28nm process ramps up properly. Same thing with Nvidia, their 500 series is a bug-fixed and warmed over 400 series.

    But then again ... every generation is always a stop-gap for the next one. :rockout:
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    If the 6970=5970 it will still be a blast! ;)
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    So far every indication suggests that it's far from it...:shadedshu
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    OMG. Simply beautiful! :D

    Need benchmarks now!!
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    gimme games benches baby ! DX11 !!!
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    I have a funny feeling that the 5970 will still scale better than the 6970. Until the 15 Dec, everything is specualtion, not to mention beta-drivers.
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    Why on earth are they comparing it to a GTX 480? Is it so people don't see how fail it is?

    If it is indeed slower than a 580, AND more expensive, maybe the AMD fanboys will give the war a rest for a change. But then again, I imagine they'll start up again once the 6990 is released. They won't have a leg to stand on, however, as a single GPU card can't compete with a dual-GPU card and their arguments will be irrelevant.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
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    Man this card better be good. It better crush the GTX580! Or else i'm going to be very dissapointed. :mad:
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    Like Nvidia fanboys don't say anything lol
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    When we have the fastest GPU on the planet, we can say what we like. :nutkick:
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    Shouldn't your name be Green Machine? lol
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    Probably. :roll:

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