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News AMD Radeon HD 6870 leaked

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Oct 2010.

  1. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    According to CustomPC, the GTX460 1GB only draws 33W more under full load than a HD5850 but beats it hands down on performance and approximately £45 cheaper. The GTX460 768MB was only 11W more than the ATi rival.

    Whats your PSU? Maybe you could put the £45 you are clearly going to spend towards the more important component of a decent PSU.
     
  2. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Check other reviews.
    The GTX460 is better than the HD5850 only because it is cheaper, not because its performance is better than the 5850. Once AA comes in to play, its the 460 that suffers not the 5850.

    Also, there is no point in looking at other resolution than the 1920*1080, unless of course you still have an older monitor and dont plan on changing it. 1920*1080 is THE resolution from 21,5" to 27".
     
  3. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I have no intentions of buying either card, I was just saying that there could be a valid reason for getting a 5850 over a 460. My psu is decent, it is just old.
     
  4. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Greetings Impar

    I'm only quoting the evidence from this site and the sister mag. If you question it then go talk to the editor.

    At 1920 X 1080 the GTX460 was the clear winner with or without AA.
     
  5. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    You're dead right, nothing wrong with that PSU and with the right Watts would handle both cards whichever one you choose. What's the watts btw?
     
  6. casper410

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    AMD`s 5 series is a big step from the 4 series GPU.
    I`m wondering if an equal step will be taken with the 6 series ?? i dont think so somuch. From what i can see for now, is the added 3D capability ?? What i would like to see is added Physics support processing, this is where Nvidia might still be holding cards.
    Best of luck AMD.
    x
     
  7. AshT

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    Looking to upgrade my 4870x2 and I'm wondering if the 6 series is the way to go.

    On the positives I skip the 5 series, get DX11 and ATi 3D. The only negative at the moment and a burning question, how much improvement in FPS will I see at my native 2560 res and will an Nvidia card be a better choice ... I look forward to seeing the results!
     
  8. Fizzban

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    It's a 500W psu with a combined output of 36A/432W on the twin 12v rails.
     
  9. Unknownsock

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    I'm guessing you havn't tried eyefinity? A 5870 is barely enough to max out new games with 3 monitors.
     
  10. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    That shouldn't need changing for either card really.
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I know it will run a 5850. I'm not so sure about 460 1GB especially if it is overclocked. But like I say, I don't intend to buy either. I am far more interested in seeing what the 6770 can do and where it's priced at.
     
  12. Grape Flavor

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    See, I was right: http://en.expreview.com/2010/10/11/amd-radeon-hd-6800-benchmarks-surface/10638.html

    3DMark Vantage Performance Preset

    5870: P17924
    6870: P16270

    5850: P15593
    6850: P14872

    I guess it's impressive they've been able to replicate 5800 series performance with less shaders. But it's clear AMD has just moved what would normally be the 6700 series up to 6800 and completely negated the expected generational boost. It's an almost Nvidia-esque marketing move and I can't say I really approve.
     
  13. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    That doesn't sound right, I would wait for official reviews / benchies.
     
  14. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I think we should also wait for the full and thorough tests by Bit-Tech.
     
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    ...the shown card is ATI branded...I thought the new cards weren't supposed to be ATI branded anymore.
    Ah who knows what the heck they tested :D
     
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