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Windows 7: AMD HD 6950 and HD 6970 Review

17 Dec 2010   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
If you're want a 560, you might as well get a 6950, it will be virtually identical.

From my findings, if you play games at high resolutions (1920x1200 and higher) then the 6970 is much better than the 570, due to its increased frame buffer and memory bandwidth.
I wouldn't say the 6970 is much better. At them resolutions they're more identical. Anandtech had the 570 outperformed on a 3rd of the games, the 6970 tied on a third of the games, and tied on the rest at them resolutions.

But like you said after, to see any significant improvements/changes we'll have to just wait again.

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17 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Just a reminder, the fact that TSMC scrapped the 32nm process put a huge wrench in both GFX card companies plans. These cards were just the backup plan. You'll have to wait till this time next year when the 28nm process is up and running before seeing any significant improvements.
So true, I believe the next step is 28nm right? By then, I'd only have to get a GTX 660 (sounds dumb) or HD 7850 to get the same performance as a GTX 580/HD 5990 (soon to come). Just hope my CPU does not bottleneck by then (Phenom II 45nm).

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17 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

By then you could get a Bulldozer CPU to replace that Phenom as well.
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