Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Today is the day that AMD releases their Cayman series graphics cards. Yes Sir the all new high-end segmented Radeon HD 6950 and 6970. Of course we'll be discussing the new GPU embedded on these graphics...

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  2. chaotic1

    chaotic1 Ancient Guru

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    no need for me to upgrade this time around then ? , was expecting faster tbh from all the buildup etc these were getting

    edit : great review as always ;)
     
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  3. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Great review as always hilbert , Thank you. I always trust your reviews and always are a #1 for me to read yours because you are unbias and you tell it like it is :thumbup: , awsome Job Boss. Im very dissapointed on this cards , even my old 480GTX trade blows with the 6970xt :eek: , i want it a new toy from ATI but NOT this time , i will have to wait until next generation ATI Cards and see what they bring.
     
  4. fiika

    fiika Member Guru

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    Mr Godfather Hilbert,

    Is it possible to show the individual GFX tests results from 3D11?
    Adds another dimension to compare :nerd:
     

  5. chanw4

    chanw4 Ancient Guru

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    Guess there are no point for me to upgrade this year since my card is still ok for the current gen and the Nvidia is way too expensive for my liking.
     
  6. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    The 6970 is about 25% more powerful than what you have now. Well... there's a number for you.
     
  7. goodald

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    hmm... I guess it could be drivers..

    Ultimately no reason to upgrade from my 5870 then.

    As of 1:16am EST it looks like 5 vendors selling 6970s on newegg and all are still in stock..


    So... when's the 7970 coming out? :)

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    To be fair though.. it's competitive and well priced. If I was shopping I would consider it. Game profiles would sweaten the deal though.
     
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  8. sounar

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    tomorrow :wanker:
     
  9. chaotic1

    chaotic1 Ancient Guru

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    25% more powerful than crossfired 5870's , i must have been reading another review then ;)
     
  10. WhiteLightning

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    thanks hilbert for adding 2xAA - DX10 Enthusiast quality setting for Crysis warhead :thumbup:
     

  11. chanw4

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    he probably thought you got 1 5870.:nerd:
     
  12. Phragmeister

    Phragmeister Ancient Guru

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    Ahh, just waiting on Nvidia to sweeten the price on the GTX 570 now.
     
  13. deltatux

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    AMD so did not foresee the GTX500 series let's just end it at that. This was more of a response than a leap.

    deltatux
     
  14. Xzibit

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    Interesting review, thanks, but:
    For nvidia was used latest "epic" whql and for ATI leaked beta sh!t, cool!
     
  15. j.chen

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    cool.

    glad i got my 6850.
     

  16. robert1990

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    Hmmm, a bit disappointed here, probably the performance will be increased in the future by driver support. Probably I'll skip this 1 as well, will wait for HD 7000 series ;) Thx Hilbert, great review as usual :)
     
  17. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Personally, I think for me the Radeon HD 6850 is the best bet, though I'll wait to see if the prices drop, $180 is still too high a price for me.

    deltatux
     
  18. Liranan

    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    The 6950 oc's just as badly as the 6870, very disappointing.

    That's what I was thinking. It's exactly within my price range, overclocked offers almost double the performance of my 4870 and I need to replace this card anyway.
     
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    by how much has the performance of the 58xx and GTX 4xx increased due to drivers from launch till now?
     
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    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    I really don't understand it when people say drivers will boost performance, like they'll do miracles.
     

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