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AMD Radeon HD 6970 benchmark numbers leaked?

By Jos ¬∑ 82 replies
Oct 27, 2010
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  1. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    I am take a rough guess that the price will be at the current price of the 5970, around 699 USD. But with the price of the 6870 and the 6770 being so low, I wouldn't be surprised if it sold for 600-650 USD at retail.
  2. ruben1992

    ruben1992 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    The 6970 is not dual gpu, the 6990 is.
  3. Afenix

    Afenix TS Member Posts: 55

    The 6870 is going to be one hell of a card. (IF the price is going to be reasonable)
  4. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    I am, like everyone else, super excited about the new AMD lineup. I love how these cards are coming out at a ridiculous rate. I am starting to looking with forlorn on my SLi'd 8800 Ultras. They are starting to look like a pair of fat slow pigs :( Can't wait for the 6970 vs GTX 580 article!
  5. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    I have a Nvidia card(EVGA GTX 470) but I would definately get a AMD 6 series card if they can just for once bring out the drivers that these cards deserve(the price/performance/power consumtion should be very nice).
    I had a 5870 Vapor X once and I honestly loved it... in half my games, because in the other half I had serious 'microstutter' problems so I had to return the card.

    And at the end of the article I never understood 'take this with a grain of salt' =/
  6. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    If only all the driver problems would be resolved, I would be an AMD fanboy :)

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 152   +10

    I hope this card is under the $450, then i will get it instead of another 5870. :)
  8. nickblame

    nickblame TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    I just wait for the 460 alternative from amd. I don't want to get disapointed again from amd (the 1090T cpu unfortunately was not what I was expecting)
  9. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    Damn, computer technology is going so fast lately, I just feel like sitting here, enjoy the show, and wait to things to calm down to make my move.
  10. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    Impressive results for the 6870 considering its only $250. Its comparable to the 5870 and is $100-150 less in price. Im interested to see how much the 6970 retails for. Probably extremely expensive.
  11. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    Am I the only one who noticed a "ATI" sticker on the alleged 6970's fan?
  12. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    what is the cost for this
  13. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 161   +6

    I wouldn't say comparable. The 5870 is faster in most cases.. albeit by small margarines. It's more like a small step down. Just like the Geforce 295 to the Radeon 5870.
  14. hamitaltintop22

    hamitaltintop22 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    The hd 6970 must significantly beat the gtx 480, otherwise it will quickly become irrelevant. It is within the realm of possibility that nVidia will release a new card (probably not a new generation but still using a naming scheme deceptively making it seem as one). I dont approve of nvidia's PR tactics, but a fully unlocked gtx 480 with a higher clock speed that could beat the HD 6970 (if it is only slightly faster than a GTX 480), and a fully unlocked gtx 460 with a higher clock speed that could beat the HD 6870 or HD 6950 are all within the realm of possibility. AMD probably knows this and must release the hd 6970 with enough power to beat any nvidia response until it is time for the hd 7000 series.
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

  16. aalsheh

    aalsheh TS Rookie

    Thinking of getting one of those, or the soon to be reduced price of the 5870 (I hope)
  17. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    10(Can't wait)^25
  18. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,402   +875

    These numbers will improve with better drivers. it also seems that it will be the direct competitor to nvidia's 580. We'll just have to wait till the official benchmarks.
  19. Se7enVII

    Se7enVII TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I was hoping for a 30% increase in performance but 20% isn't bad. I think I'll be getting a 6870 anyway.
  20. FransB

    FransB TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Pretty nice. AMD is doing Big business last few years
  21. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Interesting. I was under the impression that the ATI brand name was thrown by the wayside.
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    LIkely the card was assembled before the decision to ditch the ATI branding. Not so far fetched if the card was virtually hand-built/assembled (as some pre-production cards are) at AMD's mini-assembly lab at Markham -what is left of ATI/AMD's North American graphics card manufacturing facility.
    These hand assembled cards would take considerably longer to get out the door than the volume reference card production that PC Partner (Sapphire and Zotac's parent company. Also, supposedly, has some kind of linkage with PowerColor's parent company) undertakes for AMD.
  23. jxdang

    jxdang TS Rookie

    wow another terrific video card about to be released by AMD just on the heal of 2 recently released cards (HD6870 & 6850) forcing Nvidia to drop their prices on their cards. To counter NVIDIA is rumoured to release the GTX 580. Isn't competition great? It drives up innovations and drives down prices!
  24. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 161   +6

    Is this supposedly the Cayman pro or the XT? I find it hard to believe it's the XT. Either way if they put 2 cards together (Antilles) that only matches or barely beats the 480 sli..what would be the point?

    Imo: Cayman Pro (6950) will match the Geforce 580, The Xt will beat it by a good 20-30% and Nvidia simply won't have an answer for Antilles. :D
  25. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    It seems nice.... kinda gets to the point where a person like me "Gadget Geek" would go into major debt because of the amount of new cards and stuff... every new card would surpass the other by something like stated above 10% or even more....

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