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Old November 14, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Odd test I did this weekend.
I noticed my new system takes more than twice as long to load games then my old one.
Mainly all the Fallout games and Skyrim as well as Beta for the Old Republic.

So got out my handy stop watch app on my iphone and pulled my old 6870's out of storage dusted them off and started testing.

-Testing with 1 6970
-Fallout 3 (loading screen to get in game) - 12 Seconds
-Fallout 3 loading a Saved game -22 Seconds
-Fallout New Vegas (loading screen to get in game) 7 Seconds
-Fallout New Vegas loading a Saved Game -33 Seconds
-Old Republic Loading after you get passed server issues ( 20 Seconds)
-Old Republic loading game to play your character (119 Seconds)
-Skyrim Loading saved game (39 Seconds)

-Now I got out my crossfire bridge reinstalled the 6870 drivers and had fun
-Testing Dual 6870 Crossfire Enabled
-Fallout 3 (loading screen to get in game) - Dont even see the loading screen
-Fallout 3 loading a Saved game -less then 3 Seconds
-Fallout New Vegas (loading screen to get in game) once again dont even see the screen
-Fallout New Vegas loading a Saved Game -Loading screen appears then Vanishes (so 1 seconds lets say)
-Old Republic Loading after you get passed server issues ( 6 Seconds)
-Old Republic loading game to play your character (10 Seconds)
-Skyrim Loading saved game (7 Seconds)

So is this a issue with the 6970 or is it just a perk of Xfire.
for the huge difference I get in loading times I really am tempted to buy a second 6970.

Has anyone else ever seen these odd issues/Perks?
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Old November 15, 2011, 10:23 AM
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that is weird

also, does 2x 6870 beat a 6970, it should
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Old November 15, 2011, 12:02 PM
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3DMark Score
19033 3DMarks
Graphics Score
19087
CPU Score
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Above is stock System specs are
AMD FX 8150
Asus Crosshair V Formula
Asus CuII 6970 2GB
8GB DDR3 2000 Patriot Running at 1333 for stock tests
V100 SSD 128GB Kingston
7 Pro 64 Bit
Thermaltake Chaser Case
all stock cooling and settings

Tonight we overclock and switch to water cooling

Below is the system I had for testing before Loved this system it never failed me and ran like perfect.

AMD 1090T at 4Ghz
Asus Crosshair IV Formula
2x 6870 Sapphire 1GB DDR5
8GB DDR3 2000 Patriot Ram running at 2000
V100 128 SSD Kingston
7 Pro 64 Bit
Thermaltake Chaser Case
Noctua 14D cooler
Custom Ram cooling fans
Custom GPU Vram Coolers hidden under stock cooling bezel.

3DMark Score
24393 3DMarks
Graphics Score
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CPU Score
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Old November 15, 2011, 12:03 PM
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in short yes 2-6870 kick the crap out of one 6970 but I might just wait for the 7000 to replace my 6970 now
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