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Old October 21, 2010, 09:20 PM
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Like I said, i really wasnt trying to be rude. Just wanted to know why these cards weren't OC'd vs almost every other card ever. Maybe including a clause of something to the above in the review would help others asking the same questions?

I really need to return this tinfoil hat I guess. Technix and I are talking too much nowadays, he must be wearing off on me
Considering that every chip will behave differently, at launch 99% of the cards are reference and in this case CCC has hard limits as to how far the cards can be pushed, it just wasn't a priority.
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Old October 21, 2010, 09:20 PM
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woah, 6 hours? customs again? want me to have a chat with them? lol..
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Old October 21, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Wow, I really wasn't looking at the 6850, but I did a quick run through of the benchmarks and the 6870 is actually competing more with the GTX 470 IMO. AMD is putting the smack down on NVIDIA from what this looks like, and this isn't even the high end part yet - I can't wait for those to come out, I'm definitely keeping an eye out for those cards!!!!!
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Old October 21, 2010, 11:00 PM
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Well, I found the results in Metro to be quite interesting, especially since the gains of the newer cards can't really be attributed to tessellation...

I think the gem is the 6850. It performs where the 5830 should have, and is priced excellently. The 6870, it seems to me, isn't any more attractive than the 5850... well, except for price. Performs slightly better, uses slightly more power, but now it's quite affordable. With the price drop, I suppose it's a much better alternative to the GTX 470... but now I hear NV has dropped price on that too. Ah well, I'm still quite happy with my crossfire 5850's, and I'll probably overclock the snot out of them before I upgrade.
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Old October 21, 2010, 11:23 PM
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Yeah, right now if you're an owner of a 5850 you shouldn't be worried about upgrading IMO. I own a GTX 260 however, and I don't plan on upgrading until the winter, when AMD should have the 6900's out and the rumored GTX 580 should be out as well.
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Old October 21, 2010, 11:31 PM
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What impressed me the most is certainly their CF scalability,very nice improvement even over the 5xxx series, plus the fact that 6870 even with these semi-drivers often outperforms or pars the performance of a GTX470.

Job well done AMD, let's just hope for a nice price reduction hehe in months to come.
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Old October 21, 2010, 11:35 PM
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Thanks for another grrreat review SKY. Plenty of juicy details to chew on.
Exciting times once again with these impressive new releases from AMD (It's hard not to type ATI ). Price point is spot on.
I currently have no need to bite on the 6870's but I suspect the Cayman XT HD 6970 might be hard to resist
(even though I probably would have no logical reason to dump my HD 5850's - ahhhh logic-shmojic)
Soon we'll see what surprises November holds.
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I kinda wish I hadn't just bought a 5850 for my 2nd rig...

I was going to get a 2nd 5870 for my main, but I think now I might wait for the high end 6xxx's
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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...
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would you say 1 6870 > 2 4870 1gb?
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