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ASUS Radeon HD 6950 CrossFire

Dragoniten

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Counting everything: 6950 CF has 27.5% over 5970 and 42.8% over 580[/B]

That's 27.5% more power costing 3.4% more or 42.8% more power costing 20% more. To put it into perspective, 6970 costs 23.3% more then 6950 and only brings ~12% better performance then 6950.


Unless i made some mistake, i didn't arrive @ the same conclusion as W1zzard:

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/perfrel_2560.gif

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You calculated that the 6950 crossfire will do 142.8% of a GTX580 and 127.5% of a HD5970, but this is considering both cards full performance, the graphs show the HD6950 performing 100%, and following your math, the GTX580 does 70% of the crossfire, and the 5970 does 78,4%

A little different, but not that much.
 

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You calculated that the 6950 crossfire will do 142.8% of a GTX580 and 127.5% of a HD5970, but this is considering both cards full performance, the graphs show the HD6950 performing 100%, and following your math, the GTX580 does 70% of the crossfire, and the 5970 does 78,4%

A little different, but not that much.

Correct: still doesn't add up to W1zzard's findings, but it's much closer.

So i really was making a mistake in my calculations. This means that i made the same error in this 6870 CF post.

EDIT

Only noticed ... now ... that you did the same calculations a few posts back ... that's what i get for not reading all the posts when i make my own ...
 
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These cards, as expected, perform best @ 2560x1600:

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/avp_2560_1600.gif

In AvP, 6950 CF has 48.5% over 5970 and 71.9% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/bfbc2_2560_1600.gif

In Bad Company 2, 6950 CF has 24.8% over 5970 and 62.9% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/battleforge_2560_1600.gif

In Battleforge, 6950 CF has 10% over 5970 and 15% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/cod4_2560_1600.gif

In Call of Duty 4, 6950 CF has 3.6% over 5970 and 56.3% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/coj2_2560_1600.gif

In Call of Juarez 2, 6950 CF has 20.8% over 5970 and -30.7% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/crysis_2560_1600.gif

In Crysis, 6950 CF has 36.9% over 5970 and 77.6% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/dow2_2560_1600.gif

In Dawn of War 2, 6950 CF has 22.3% over 5970 and 75.1% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/farcry2_2560_1600.gif

In Far Cry 2, 6950 CF has 45.4% over 5970 and 36.9% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/hawx_2560_1600.gif

In HAWX, 6950 CF has 43.6% over 5970 and 33.2% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/metro_2033_2560_1600.gif

In Metro 2033, 6950 CF has 35.1% over 5970 and 32.3% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/darkathena_2560_1600.gif

In Riddick: Dark Athena, 6950 CF has 21.1% over 5970 and 51.6% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/clearsky_2560_1600.gif

In STALKER - Clear Sky, 6950 CF has 37% over 5970 and 42.3% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/supcom2_2560_1600.gif

In Supreme Commander 2, 6950 CF has 2.2% over 5970 and 9.6% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/ut3_2560_1600.gif

In Unreal Tournament 3, 6950 CF has 13.8% over 5970 and 47% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/3dmark03_2560_1600.gif

In 3DMark 03, 6950 CF has 21.8% over 5970 and 84.3% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/3dmark05_2560_1600.gif

In 3DMark 05, 6950 CF has 6.2% over 5970 and 7.7% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/3dmark06_2560_1600.gif

In 3DMark 06, 6950 CF has 5.4% over 5970 and 19.1% over 580

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/heaven_2560_1600.gif

In Unigine Heaven 2.0, 6950 CF has 96.8% over 5970 and 77.9% over 580


6950 CF is $600: that's 3.4% more then a 5970 and 20% more then a 580 but how much better then a 5970 and 580 is it? Shall we add up?

Not counting the 3DMark benches AND Unigine bench: 6950 CF has 26.1% over 5970 and 41.5% over 580

Not counting 3DMark benches only: 6950 CF has 38.8% over 5970 and 43.9% over 580

Counting everything: 6950 CF has 27.5% over 5970 and 42.8% over 580


That's 27.5% more power costing 3.4% more or 42.8% more power costing 20% more. To put it into perspective, 6970 costs 23.3% more then 6950 and only brings ~12% better performance then 6950.


Unless i made some mistake, i didn't arrive @ the same conclusion as W1zzard:

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6950_CrossFire/images/perfrel_2560.gif


Judging from this, the 6990 will totally destroy 5970 and 580: i wonder how it will stand against the dual GPU card nVidia is supposedly working on.

Thanks for the write up, couldnt of said it any better.. Antiless vs 590gtx, game on it seems! :rolleyes:
 

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I'd really like to get another 6950 to CF. These results are great!

edit: just ordered a new gigabyte 6950 to CF. hope my psu can handle it
 
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In the meantime, we know that the first batch of HD6950's were in fact down-BIOS'ed 6970's, so maybe that's why they scaled so good in CFX...
 
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