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Windows 7: New hd 6870 performance vs my old hd5770

08 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
New hd 6870 performance vs my old hd5770

Ok finally I got my hands on a diamond radeon hd6870 so now i am here to show you some of the test results My hd 5770 was oc'ed and I did a slight up clocking of this card but not much this is what i got

Also i do not have the MLAA feature activated yet I have the hotfix but the files for the hot fix doesnt match what is in the batch folder but thats another issue so here it is and by the way this card runs so much smother and really low noise and the temps are pretty damn good 67c after the stress test



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08 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Congrats mate!.

HD 6870 is sure one hell of a card. I almost ordered one right after release, but instead got a sick sick deal on my current ASUS GeForce GTX 470 (let's just say that it cost me around ~5% more than that of the retail price of a brand new GTX 460 1GB ).
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08 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

to be honest i was looking at the gtx 470 fermi it is the same price as hd6870 but im not disapointed I might need to get a new psu though i dont want to strain the system im running 600 watt cool max but might get a 750 watt earthwatts they look appealing
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09 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Thanks for the post I've been trying to decide between the 2 myself as soon as my Xbox360 sells.

@Solarstarshines: I know you probably already know this but it's not the watts as much as the volts on the +12v rail(s) that matters. Just keep that in mind. when you buy as well as keeping it around the 80% efficiency rating.
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09 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Between the HD 6870 and GTX 470?

It's as simple as this:

- Performance wise, the GTX 470 is faster (in most cases), but not by much (less than ~%5).
- Heat/Noise/Power Consumption all goes in favor of the HD 6870.
- GTX 470 has better raw tessellation performance.
- GTX 470 is shorter.

That's pretty much it.
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09 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yeah this 6870 card was particularly huge vs the 5770 i had to respace my hdd's

my 600 watt is doing the job though no lags yet
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09 Nov 2010   #7

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Nice scores

The earthwatts line is great. You will save on your power bill
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09 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

this is what im leaning towards and i have a second choice if that isnt available when i go FRYS.com*|*Antec

FRYS.com*|*Corsair

I think these two would be great Let me know what you guys think
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09 Nov 2010   #9

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Fry's is showing available in all stores around Laguna Hills Both good choices, but I've been going with Antec as of late
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09 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

The antec seems the best and don't tell anyone my nephew works for frys im going to get a discount
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