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Old October 23, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Has anyone tried OC-ing the 6850 and 6870? I heard the oc limit reached out of the box
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Old October 23, 2010, 09:17 AM
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yes, but not on a retail board. with vcore the 6870's seem to go 1ghz+ and the 6850's close behind. think of the 6870 core a cherry picked 6850+unlocked :)
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Old October 23, 2010, 10:35 AM
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I think the next NV revision will be pretty solid, they'll take the lead again. I don't think Cayman is really gonna be that great, AMD will be competitive from a price/performance perspective but won't be able to compete at the high end single chip... And I think they're comfortable with that. I mean, they've been comfortable playing second fiddle to Intel for quite some time, and they're not exactly going broke. Not much money in the high end...
I'm sorry but I don't see how they will take the lead, care to explain ?
Most sites are reporting that the rumored GTX 580 will not be sold or available to the public until 2011.
Now before you get all excited remember what JHH promised that Fermi would be ? It ended up being anything but what Nvidia stated , and contrary it was BIG, HOT, and Not a killer GPU.
So take things with a grain of salt and better wait before saying too much.


Nvidia working on GF100 successor

According to some fresh rumours, Nvidia is working on a new GPU that should counter the HD 6900 series. According to the info, the GTX 580 will show up in December and should be based on the 40nm GF110 GPU, an improved version of the well known and not very succesful GF100 GPU.
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Old October 23, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Oh I know, and I could be wrong, but I just have a feeling that NV was holding back a bit. You know very well that they could have released a 512 core Fermi, limited run or whatever, but they didn't have to because the GTX 480 easily beat the 5870. Now, AMD is moving forward with some revisions, and NV is doing the same. I think it's smart for NV to wait until the 6970 is released, that way they can gauge their new product to beat it.

Again, I could be wrong, but I'm hazarding a guess here. Actually, it'd be great if I'm wrong because a price war may result and both companies will work hard to outmatch each other
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Old October 23, 2010, 12:37 PM
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waiting=losing more market :)

im still surprised they didnt slash/murder/kill prices wayy before. no way in heck they did not know what was coming. or perhaps the pricing they did not expect.

and amd wasnt that bad. if they went ahead with 169.99 and 199.99 for 6850 and 6870 respectively? well that wouldve been worse. they would still make cash, and loads of it while tightening the rope on nv's neck
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Old October 23, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Again, I could be wrong, but I'm hazarding a guess here. Actually, it'd be great if I'm wrong because a price war may result and both companies will work hard to outmatch each other
Even if the 580 were the come out, it wouldn't make much difference, considering that it would be relatively expensive. In terms of Nvidia "biding" their time, I don't think anyone believes that. it's hard to propose the idea that Nvidia wanted to lower the price of the 470 (which is an enthusiast card), to compete with the mid-range 6870. The 470 was $350-$370 at one time.

Also, take into account that it costs AMD less to manufacture their cards.

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Old October 23, 2010, 01:46 PM
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also the fact that you see some super oc/uber gtx460 from some companies coming out these days, they didnt time it properly or amd rushed in a sense instead of making the christmas killing.
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Am i missing something here?

6870 is like 150 LESS than a 5870, has better power consumption, and at worse is as good as the 5870?

how in the world is that possible, and what will the 6970 bring?!
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I'm wondering if anyone else got the XFX HD 6850? I've noticed that the fan idles at around 70% and goes up to 80% while playing games. Does anyone else notice this with there card?

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Imagine if the 6950, let alone the 6970, were to beat the 480 in performance/price? MADNESS!!!!...........
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