Radeon HD 6850 & 6870 review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Hilber, I understand it's extremely annoying to swap all those cards but if you could add GTS 250/9800 GTX+ results in comparison I would be thrilled.
    Edit: I am blind...
     
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  2. __hollywood|meo

    __hollywood|meo Ancient Guru

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    eh, shave off a few frames from the 5770 results and its about the same
     
  3. Athlonite

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    6850 = 5770 with all the bits turned on like 256bit memory bus and certainly wouldn't surprise me IF AMD didn't have this planned already when they built the Juniper XT core
     
  4. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    erh, to late buddy, got rads,waterblock,pump,res,hoses,etc already on its way. Anyways when 5970 drops down more in price then I am going to grab one. They have already fallen down in price, just a matter of time before it hits 499.
     

  5. Athlonite

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    they're still $1,029.25 here they haven't droped as much as I'd have expected

    and XFX Radeon HD6850 HDMI DisplayPort Dual-DVI 1GB $399.00 is a good hundy more than what i originally payed for my HD5770 10 months ago

    XFX Radeon HD6870 HDMI Dual-DisplayPort Dual-DVI 1GB $499.00 is closer to 5850 prices here

    I think I'll just go buy another HD5770 and go CF
     
  6. Lane

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    GTX480 is the high end gpu of nvidia... the High end GPU's on the series 6000 of ATi who will be in competition with the high end segment will be the 6950-6970-6990 who will be released in the next 2 weeks, the 6870 is just a middle range gpu ... look at it as the GTX460 of the Nvidia GTX4xx series ( well the 6990 will come surely only in december as it is the dual gpu )
     
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  7. kapu

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    I find amusing how many people got confused by new naming scheme.
     
  8. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    Yes but it's more funny when they act as they have read the review lol....
     
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  9. kapu

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    In deed.

    Even review title is : "Mid range at a new decimal"
    "true" gurus i'd say
     
  10. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    6850 does look like THE candidate to buy b4 my christmas holidays xP
     

  11. eclap

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    it would be a nice upgrade for you mate... maybe even stretch to a 6870 :)
     
  12. Black_ice_Spain

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    yeah, i want to check about that BIOS flashing + shaders possible unlock rumour xP. My top its at 200€ bcs i also want to upgrade screen to 23-24" fullHD resolution (currently at 1280x1024 19").

    6870 its at 220€ and 6850 at 172€, ill buy them in 1month and ~7days so either the 6870 goes down to 200€ when 69xx releases or... xP.
     
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  13. eclap

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    yeah, the 6870 will probs drop to 200 where you are... I don't really see it dropping below what it's selling in the UK now (the sapphire one on ebuyer is £176, which is like what, 180 euro)... but hopefully it will drop to 200 for you... I just bought a 24" 1080p monitor a couple of weeks ago, love it, went from 20", the difference in size is amazing, you'll love it. I think a 6870 running a 24" monitor @ 1080p is perfect.
     
  14. Black_ice_Spain

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    176 British pounds = 197.987364 Euros


    hmm o_O, sapphire one here its 220€. Ill wait to other brands like gigabyte (only sapphire 6870 its listed). Im liking their 172€ dual-cooler 6850.
     
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    yeah, the same sapphire card is around £200 everywhere else here, only ebuyer have it that cheap for some reason...
     

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    I hope it's only 2 weeks but I don't remember reading that anywhere. Before Black Friday would be nice though.


     
  17. Denial

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    Just curious, has AMD brought up anything about raytracing performance? I mean these cards are great and all.. but really the extra performance pretty much means nothing when games are almost like capped at the current graphics level. You can add all the polygons you want, it's not going to make a game look much better and that's where raytracing comes in. I mean, I'm sure we won't see fully raytraced games for quite a long time, but it would be nice to know if AMD is getting their feet wet.
     
  18. eclap

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    not really... my games run great on my 4890... but sometimes the fps will drop to 40s. or even lower sometimes. so having more power is still valid. if anything, I'll be able to use more AA now that I bought a 6870.
     
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    How i envy those prices!!! Across the border (Portugal) the 6850 costs 205€ and the 6870 270€!!!

    This is so unfair...
     
  20. Denial

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    No, I know that - it just seems like AMD is going for pure performance in single precision graphics, which as you said is fine and still necessary. But I feel like in the future, most games are probably going to be raytraced. Seems like Nvidia has realized this and has started pushing it in more ways than one. For instance they are focusing their entire architectures on double precision which is pretty much necessary for raytracing. I'm just wondering if AMD has mentioned anything about this at all?
     

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