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better be worth the waiting cuz my 8800 is starting to show its age
You've got so many options for an upgrade that it's unbelievable. Waiting for a new Radeon 6xxx card isn't going to disappoint, even in a worst case scenario. You'll see a massive improvement in performance even with a low end 6xxx series card.
 
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You've got so many options for an upgrade that it's unbelievable. Waiting for a new Radeon 6xxx card isn't going to disappoint, even in a worst case scenario. You'll see a massive improvement in performance even with a low end 6xxx series card.
Yes agreed :toast:
 

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better be worth the waiting cuz my 8800 is starting to show its age
mine too, specially 'cause i play in fullhd :)...i'm waiting for hd6850, the performance boost will be incredible :rockout:
 
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Yes I am putting away for a nice ATI Radeon HD 6870 :D I am sure that alone will blow away my 2 x HD 4870's in Crossfire.
 

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Yes I am putting away for a nice ATI Radeon HD 6870 :D I am sure that alone will blow away my 2 x HD 4870's in Crossfire.
i'm afraid about price :cry:...already the 6850 could be priced at 300 euro :banghead:
 

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Yes I am putting away for a nice ATI Radeon HD 6870 :D I am sure that alone will blow away my 2 x HD 4870's in Crossfire.
Is that even a question? :laugh:
 

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You've got so many options for an upgrade that it's unbelievable. Waiting for a new Radeon 6xxx card isn't going to disappoint, even in a worst case scenario. You'll see a massive improvement in performance even with a low end 6xxx series card.
uhh not the 63xx card that has already surfaced... lol, I'd say he'll want to at the very least aim at a ~6670 or higher to beat out his aging 8800 GPU.

en fête, we'll have to wait and see.

Yes I am putting away for a nice ATI Radeon HD 6870 :D I am sure that alone will blow away my 2 x HD 4870's in Crossfire.
considering a 5870 is already roughly the performance of 4870 CF/4870X2, you should be quite safe with a 6870 blowing them away, not to mention all the benefits of single card over 2.
 

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considering a 5870 is already roughly the performance of 4870 CF/4870X2, you should be quite safe with a 6870 blowing them away, not to mention all the benefits of single card over 2.
Lets hope the 6870 is roughly the performance of 5870CF. Now that would be the bomb.! :rockout:
 
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well it depends it seems that AMD is not going to use the same scheme of doubling the sp's and hoping for double the performance, it seems they are redesigning the SP's now, which is good to see.
 

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yupz, i hope they still in track with doubleling everything.

but shame some infected consolelities game destroy the need of such hardware. we need another crysis that not a console port
 

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Lets hope the 6870 is roughly the performance of 5870CF. Now that would be the bomb.! :rockout:
not sure about that... heres hoping but I doubt it will pack all the goodies to be 2x as fast as a 5870.

well it depends it seems that AMD is not going to use the same scheme of doubling the sp's and hoping for double the performance, it seems they are redesigning the SP's now, which is good to see.
yeah tahts excellent stuff you posted before, the redesigned SP's might give them the edge they need without needing to double up at all, hec depending on how awesome they are they might even need less!
 
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not sure about that... heres hoping but I doubt it will pack all the goodies to be 2x as fast as a 5870.



yeah tahts excellent stuff you posted before, the redesigned SP's might give them the edge they need without needing to double up at all, hec depending on how awesome they are they might even need less!
ad some re-designed drivers on top of that... and bewm. awesomesauce.
 
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maybe amd will change the way the shaders and shader clocks operate. like having the choice to run shader clocks independant from core clocks. that would be nice. that is one of my biggest quarrels with ati cards no ability to alter shader clocks they are locked to the core. my second biggest quarrel is I have never seen a ati card with more then 256 bit memory bus but nvidias do, that puzzles me. IF they were to change that and it was possible to use more the 256 it may be beneficial. still I cannot wait to see real proven numbers and pics of the 6XXX cards.
 

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well you have to remember OC101 it was proven the 5870 wasnt bandwidth starved as many claimed it was instead it was ROP starved as Binge and others discovered. I highly doubt the 6800 series will be any different bandwidth was never the issue nor the bus size end of the day its an entire package and you have to give something to gain something somewhere else ill be happy with better MINIMUM frame rate performance and better xfire scaling thats all thats really needed. Thats ATis biggest issue that im made about i see shittier Nvidia cards in terms of performance bracket keep higher minimum frame rates in 3/4s of todays games that 90fps average is ruined when u get stutters of 11fps off and on ;) id gladly trad 100fps avg for a 50fps minimum in all games :roll: eitherway time will tell and soon enough performance data will leak from trusted sources
 

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Yeah I'm with CrazyEyes:toast:

I always have Vsync enabled so my frame rate is locked at 75 max.

Anything over that means nothing to me until I can get a monitor that runs over 75 Hz.

Is it true that the 6xxx series is not getting a die shrink?

I read somewhere that they were planning to git down to 28 nm with it...

And then I read that it's not:ohwell:

Perhaps a family refresh will see that?

Early adopters might end up:banghead:if that happens!
 

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because TSMC cancled 32nm bulk GPUs were left high and dry on die shrink so ATI mixed evergreen with new designs from the 7000 series to make a hybrid aka the 6000 series think of the 6000 series like the 4770 was to the hd4000 series its a test run a faster stronger more efficient design with roughly the same power envelope as its predecessor ATi is basically squeezing as much performance from the 40nm process as it can to hold out till 28nm bulk is ready to go
 

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Yeah hopefully there will be real improvements in DX 11 and tessellation performance:rockout:

Do you think there will be a 28 nm 6670?

Imagine how awesome that'd be:D
 

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... it was proven the 5870 wasnt bandwidth starved as many claimed it was instead it was ROP starved as Binge and others discovered...
myself, Binge and Benetanegia did a massive amount of looking into this, and your right, it was not bandwidth starved at all.

I found the thread, first link is the whole thing, second two are the numbers concering performance with a massive change in memory bandwidth, it's all a very VERY interesting read.

HD 5870 Discussion thread.

HD 5870 Discussion thread.

HD 5870 Discussion thread.

theres even more posts where I underclocked the memory to prove my point, I ran 40+ consecutive benchmarks that day... but I didnt feel like trawling the entire thread just to fine it, who knows tho, maybe I'll edit if i do.

EDIT: haha found it, here's some data to take to the bank; HD 5870 Discussion thread. HD 5870 Discussion thread.

also just to say it, that was one of the most interesting threads I was ever a part of :toast:
 
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yup and if you remember by keeping my memory stock i got 30mhz more out of the core on stock volts and that made up for any difference the memory loss gave me ah those were good times lol
 

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My question is the hd5870 came out in september 23-2009, will the hd6000 will be released on sept. or we will have to wait till december? :confused:
 
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it will probably be october , early november
 

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My question is the hd5870 came out in september 23-2009, will the hd6000 will be released on sept. or we will have to wait till december? :confused:
last rumours said october 6770, hd6850 and 6870 in november then hd6970 in december...
 

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Uhmmm i will glady wanna see a something by the end of october cuz Im waiting the upcoming games of 2011. and i wanna reap them apart!:D:toast:
 
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Not really sure if you guys have talked about the speed of the 6870 yet, but by doing a little math, if ATI keeps the shader area the same space as the 5870 on the 6870, they should be able to get 400 shaders vs the current 320 now. 320x5 way equals 1600, 400x4 way equals 1600. If everything is linear (which its not) that should be roughly a 25% boost to the 6870 series without even changing the die size. Pretty sure this has been brought up but my 2 cents imo
 

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Not really sure if you guys have talked about the speed of the 6870 yet, but by doing a little math, if ATI keeps the shader area the same space as the 5870 on the 6870, they should be able to get 400 shaders vs the current 320 now. 320x5 way equals 1600, 400x4 way equals 1600. If everything is linear (which its not) that should be roughly a 25% boost to the 6870 series without even changing the die size. Pretty sure this has been brought up but my 2 cents imo
I hadn't thought of it that way.... very interesting indeed.

I guess we'll soon see if its resdesigned shaders at all, and if so, redesigned shaders ftw?