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News Rumour control: ATI Radeon HD 6970 benchmarked

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 25 Oct 2010.

  1. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Ah, the eternal optimisim of the fanboi can never be crushed.
    Reports indicate that although Nvidia is planning a paper launch to conicide with the 6970, cards won't be seen till the end of January and even then it isn't looking like it will beat the 6970 by a worthwile amount.

    As usual though, only the benchmarks will tell for certin.
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    TDP of 255W? I think I'll pass...
     
  3. dangerman1337

    dangerman1337 Member

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    I'm not sure if the 6970 is going to consume that much power yet still have a 256 mem bit bus and have a far more different arch compared to the 6800/barts as it is reported to, so i call bull unless/untill i see more results around the web or release.

    I also doubt that the GTX 580 will have 512 mem bit bus, 128 TMUs and 768 shaders, thats twice the GF104 core specs (aside from clocks) though i expect it to be 50% more spec wise compared to the GF104 (576 shaders, 384 bit bus and 96 Tmus for my prediction) and tweaked futher with maybe some kepler additions to its arch.
     
  4. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Untill someone puts out a game that I cant play at my current res with my 275s ill be keeping those.
    I can play every game I own maxxed out fully so I see no reason for a new GPU yet. Res is 1920x1080 btw so nothing crazy.
     
  5. CharlO

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    Have you seen metro on 2560*1440? It takes a lot. I don't like nVidia, and think that extra ram will make the card more expensive, but you have to have one in range so you won't need to CF...
     
  6. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    There will probably be a 2GB eyefinity version. :thumb:
     
  7. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    anyone want to buy two 5870's as when these 6990's hit the shelves its mine
     
  8. Er-El

    Er-El Member

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    Hopefully it will have a lower TDP than the 5870 when AMD officially reveal it.
     
  9. feedayeen

    feedayeen New Member

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    Looks at newegg:

    VGA SAPPHIRE|100314SR HD6870 R - "Estimated delivery 10/27/2010

    Status In Transit"


    ****!
     
  10. bobwya

    bobwya Custom PC Migrant

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    Uhhmm then you want something like the EVGA Precision ap to tell you how much GPU VRAM is being utilised (in an OSD) - whilst actually gaming. Anything else is idle speculation...
     
  11. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    huh, so far my 4890 CFX @ 950mhz runs literally everything I have tried to play since I bought it with no lag at ultra settings 1920x1080.... Faster cards are overkill nowadays for the normal gamer. ****ing consoles.
     
  12. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. New Member

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    Nice benchmarks if true but the specs are sketchy. The HD 6950 and 6970 are supposed to have 1536MB of GDDR5 and a 384bit interface with an Eyefininity model having 3072MB of GDDR5.

    So those benchmarks may be of the HD 6950 variety. If it is the HD6970 then it's still very impressive.
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    MSI Afterbuner wasn't any help with vRAM, doesn't seem to work with ATI cards.

    still, a bit of option doesn't hurt, much like 4870 512MB vs 1GB, gtx460 768MB vs 1GB.
     
  14. Fractal

    Fractal I Think Therefore I Mod

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    ITT: A lot of speculation.

    Will wait on 1st hand benchmarks from a reliable source.
     
  15. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    I'm quite surprised that nvidia is suddenly jumping to the 500's instead of going the xx5 way.

    Anyway they're moving way too fast for game developers. If games run brilliant on a 5-year old Xbox 360 then surely they should run smoothly on 2-year old GPU's. I think developers are paid to slow games down / or they're simply rushing code conversion on the PC.
    A GTX 480 has already cured cancer, but still struggles to run 40 fps on Crysis max.
     
  16. earlydoors

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    How accurate were the last batch of Chinese early/sneek-peek benchmarks?
     
  17. zulu9812

    zulu9812 New Member

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    That's a good point. I've yet to find a game that my Sapphire 4890/2GB doesn't laugh at.
     
  18. Star*Dagger

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    ATI trumps nVidia, again.

    Same story since the 8800GTX lost the performance crown.

    ATI has been coming up all aces, nvidia not so much.
     
  19. Mentai

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    I think I'll update my 2x 4870 1gb with the 7 series. And even then, not because it'll necessary, but because it feels good to buy new stuff haha. Funny that I don't consider what nvidia will be offering at that point.
     
  20. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Console games run on graphics settings that we would consider low on a PC. Have you seen GTA IV on both platforms?
     
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