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Windows 7: AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series GPU's official thread.

24 Oct 2010   #31
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok i got it one 6 pin so im good to go just need to purchase the card now


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25 Oct 2010   #32
Everlong

 

Article about the new naming scheme. Hopefully people with 5870s realise this and don't go out buying a 6870 to replace it.

SemiAccurate :: AMD breaks it's own naming scheme with the 6870
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25 Oct 2010   #33
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

whats funny is that you could buy a 5870 but the 6870 is just that which makes you're point justified and besides that makes the card cheaper for us then the people who paid more then a 100.00 extra on the 5800gpu but like was said in the article the 5870 is still faster
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25 Oct 2010   #34
sygnus21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Article about the new naming scheme. Hopefully people with 5870s realise this and don't go out buying a 6870 to replace it.

SemiAccurate :: AMD breaks it's own naming scheme with the 6870
The article seems to be a whole lot of fluff over nothing, as they note...AMD can name their cards whatever they want. However potential consumers DO need to be aware that the 6870 is NOT faster than a 5870....

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What they didn't take into account, or more likely did and ignored it for marketing reasons, is that the 5 in 5870 has been supplanted with a 6 as in 6870. That generation advance usually comes with a 2x leap in shader count, performance, and everything else. The 6870 is not a 2x advance over the 5870, it is actually slower.

So, instead of a 3200 shader (or the equivalent) card for the top of the 6800 line, we get a 1120 shader part. The 6700 line should be 1600 shaders (or the equivalent), and that is what we got. By all rights, Barts should be a 67xx card. That is dumb move #1.

To make matters worse, as we said before, the 6870 is SLOWER than the 5870. When was the last time you can recall a GPU coming out that was slower than it's predecessor? By a measurable margin? On the same DX level?
In the end I guess you could surmise that AMD's marketing scheme for this card is deceptive...

BTW, if you look at this page, the 6870 doesn't even beat out a 5850 - Rage3D.com : AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 Launch Review [ Gaming Performance - 1920x1080 ]

Also - Radeon HD 6870 vs 5870 *|*Visualdreamers.com

Bottom line with this card is its price to performance value - you get a good card with performance near a 5870/5850 for a lessor price.

My two cents.
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25 Oct 2010   #35
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

That kinda sucks i was anticapating this card as a upgrade i will be able to spend a little more for a 5870 maybei should just get that one instead and just save the numbers for the name lol
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25 Oct 2010   #36
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Considering the price I'm still debating on whether to get one or not. It's still an upgrade over my 4890, and who knows when the better cards will be released, what the availability will be, and of course pricing??? So.....
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