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Graphics The super special AMD 6870 and 6850 thread!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-44432, 21 Oct 2010.

  1. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Not on 28nm. Northern Islands is strictly 40nm.
     
  2. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    I guess we won't see 28nm till Q2 2011 with AMDs Southern Island.
     
  3. nightblade628

    nightblade628 Minimodder

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    SO many games can run fantastically with something like a GTX 260, and many of them are console ports (bad console ports are the exception) and it seems the only reason people feel the need to upgrade is for the 3 or 4 real gems that come out every year, like Civ 5 and New Vegas. Once those games have come and gone then it's time to upgrade again! Gone are the days where a £200 upgrade could get you through half a generation of games.
     
  4. SmilerAl

    SmilerAl Terminate with extreme prejudice

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    That's debatable though based on your opinion.

    I've never really gotten into the Civ games, and as for Fallout, if I wanted to play a buggy and broken mess of a game I'd go play Alpha Protocol, but again, that's my opinion. My point is expensive upgrades are justified by just how many games you play and for how long - assuming you're into gaming.
     
  5. barney magru

    barney magru What's a Dremel?

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    Anandtech and bittech both have the 6850 a tie with the 460 1gb, however as widely mentioned, using a lot less power and being a little quieter. The 460 768mb performance-wise does everything I would possibly need it to do (with some nice overclocking room in to-boot) so unless the 1gb/6850 drop considerably before xmas (and make the jump worthwhile longevity wise) then I'll still be heading for the 768mb ;)
     
  6. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Look what just came through my letterbox at 8AM this morning...

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  7. thelaw

    thelaw What's a Dremel?

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    Dude, am jealous, get a camera and do a You Tube review for us, would love to see it going/hear it going....:thumb:
     
  8. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    I'm currently benchmarking Crysis with my current setup then the 6870. I'm going to create thread with the benchmarks and the advances in the last 18 months. Stay tuned :)
     
  9. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    I hate you! Go away! :D

    But before you do. How long is the card and how noisy is the stock cooler? :)
     
  10. thelaw

    thelaw What's a Dremel?

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  11. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    ya but when will you ever run at 100%?

    still...seems louder at 40-50% than my 5870...
     
  12. thelaw

    thelaw What's a Dremel?

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    Still its a stock cooler, will have to see what the others bring out.
     
  13. Cozmo87

    Cozmo87 "huh hurmm!!!"

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    well it looks to me that the 6850 is top dog, the reason that is £50 cheaper then the 6870
    so for £90 more i could get another one which would greatly improve performance. but i don't have to do that now co it cold be a lot cheaper in 6 months to a year.

    any one disagree?
     
  14. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  15. okenobi

    okenobi What's a Dremel?

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    Looking forward to this. And some subjective/relative noise info please.
     
  16. Shichibukai

    Shichibukai Resident Nitpicker

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    I think its just an error, the perf is the same as card with 960 shaders.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/

    "This review shows the correct performance numbers you should expect from a 960 shader HD 6850"
     
  17. dangerman1337

    dangerman1337 Minimodder

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    We may actually get a 28nm run card being the 67** as X bit labs reported then in H2 2011 we see southern islands which i think will be a big jump (full new arch rather than a hybrid which is northern islands).
     
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