AMD Radeon HD 6870 And 6850: Is Barts A Step Forward?

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SteelCity1981

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Yeah I agree. I don't get AMD's marketing on the 6000 series. One would think that the 6870 would obv performan better then the 5870 at first glance but instead it yelds less performance then the 5870. That just doesn't make any sense from a consumor standpoint.
 

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I like where AMD is going with the 6000 series, not so much with naming, but pretty much everything else about it. Can't wait for the 6900's, those are going to be beasts!!!!!
 
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Super review. but i think HD6850 is faster than 1gb gtx 460....
 

duk3

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Nice benchmark suite!
I am looking forward to the 6900 series and 22nm gpus later on for some real performance improvements.
 

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nice but... where is Crysis!!!? they can play Crysis i know but how well can they play it? everyone has Crysis and have played Crysis and will play it... :(, its a nice game to compare perfomance...
 

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[citation][nom]forces[/nom]nice but... where is Crysis!!!? they can play Crysis i know but how well can they play it? everyone has Crysis and have played Crysis and will play it... , its a nice game to compare perfomance...[/citation]

We actually discussed Crysis, but I'm honestly really damn tired of Crysis. When Crysis 2 comes out, I'll be all over it like Rosie O'Donnell on a $5 pie sale at Marie Callender's. For now, we're going to phase that one out, though :)
 

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[citation][nom]shura4ever[/nom]"The MSRP of the Radeon HD 6870 is $40, a bit less than the Radeon HD 5850"$40? sell it to me[/citation]

Exactly what I was thinking when I read it xD

It's actually $240 though... D:
 

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You seemingly want to talk more about nvidia and their magnificent Fermi than AMD. The whole introduction was almost concentrated on downplaying AMD and telling "Nvidia's Answers". It's like you wanted to review another Fermi but were forced to review a new Radeon.
 

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[citation][nom]L0tus[/nom]Sorry but I'm disappointed. Decent cards but VERY misleading names. I don't like being misled.[/citation]
I totally .. agree .. is either they wanna change the names of the lower end cards or this 6000 series is such a fail.
 

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[citation][nom]scrumworks[/nom]You seemingly want to talk more about nvidia and their magnificent Fermi than AMD. The whole introduction was almost concentrated on downplaying AMD and telling "Nvidia's Answers". It's like you wanted to review another Fermi but were forced to review a new Radeon.[/citation]

Actually, we would have rather reviewed Cayman :) Cypress Lite was a bit of a surprise!
 

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Oh, AMD did throw their naming convention into the wind. Sigh... it'll take some time for me to accurately compare cards across generations. The 6800 cards however do seem great and all.
 

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[citation][nom]shura4ever[/nom]"The MSRP of the Radeon HD 6870 is $40, a bit less than the Radeon HD 5850"$40? sell it to me[/citation]

Feexed =)
 
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