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Might go NV tho.. My sammy monitor hates ATI drivers when I am not in it's native resolution.

(annoying black bars and "fuzzy" colors)

Happens both to my 4870 and 5870 but not with my uncles GTX 275

and NO.. the scaling driver option doesn't work with the games.
So weird, no idea why a monitor would care what GPU you have, i thought a dvi signal was a dvi signal(assuming DVI...)

well i guess the only thing you can try is "alternate dvi operational mode" and "use GPU for scaling", both of which you've probably tried . I hate it when standards arent standards...
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Nice. Lets hope the 6970 equivalent is priced well.
    
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I think I'll wait it out till GTX780/HD8970. I planned to skip atleast 1 generation of ATI/nVidia cards when I bought my 580, I don't see the next generation bringing anything too revolutionary other than bigger numbers on clocks/memory/bandwidth.

My current rig simply cost me too much to upgrade any sooner than late-2012/2013 :S

The next big leap in graphics will be in-game Ray Tracing, but we won't see any hardware fast enough to render/calculate that on-the-fly for atleast a decade from now.
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Might go NV tho.. My sammy monitor hates ATI drivers when I am not in it's native resolution.

(annoying black bars and "fuzzy" colors)

Happens both to my 4870 and 5870 but not with my uncles GTX 275

and NO.. the scaling driver option doesn't work with the games.
Same here. I had all sorts of flicker issues with my 5870 (my room mates 5870 also caused flicker) on my LG monitors, didn't do it on my GTX 280 and doesn't do it on my GTX 580. I blame it on shoddy ATI drivers.
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So weird, no idea why a monitor would care what GPU you have, i thought a dvi signal was a dvi signal(assuming DVI...)

well i guess the only thing you can try is "alternate dvi operational mode" and "use GPU for scaling", both of which you've probably tried . I hate it when standards arent standards...

I believe it has something to do with ATI drivers.. there was an article about it (forgot where) says something like how ATI/AMD drivers detect "TV" resolutions and "messes" thing up (black bars).. specially issues with 16:9 aspect ratio in my case:


I have "black bars, resolution" issues with HDMI and DVI.. almost non existent with VGA.. but my VGA visuals suck..

You can google this and it's pretty rampant with ATI/AMD.

Not a problem for those who love running at native res tho.. I just like some games on lower res with AA.. since it's higher FPS that way and doesn't look as bad.
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just found this on softpedia looks like some serious power from next series

Accompanied by higher operating frequencies, Southern Islands GPUs could be able to deliver performance similar to that of the Radeon HD 6990 using a single graphics processing unit.

On the other hand, Nvidia's Kepler architecture is said to deliver an estimated 3 to 4 times the performance per watt offered by Fermi.
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Same here. I had all sorts of flicker issues with my 5870 (my room mates 5870 also caused flicker) on my LG monitors, didn't do it on my GTX 280 and doesn't do it on my GTX 580. I blame it on shoddy ATI drivers.
Ouch..

Makes me think ATI/AMD cards are monitor biased.

My Monitor is a 2333HD, HDMI connected, 1080p native res:

If I go any lower than the native res and if it is a 16:9 aspect ratio (1600x900, 1280x720, 1366x768), it will frack up the scaling of the video out.. this also happens in 90% of my games ALSO..

The ONLY solutions are: run in windowed mode with lower res games, run in native res (1080p) full screen, run full screen with other aspect ratios (ugly oblong objects)..

Sad thing is 5870s aren't that powerful anymore for 1080p and max settings.

Definitely going NV next time unless I get uber sales from ATI/AMD again (snagged my 5870 2gb E6 for 185 brand new, unbeatable at that time).
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LCDs look like crap in non-native res to me. One of the reasons i waited so long to switch from CRT.
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It'll be entry level cards this year, with mid and enthusiasts following in '12.
Same with mobile
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Buy the new AMD Radeon HD 7970

comes with 2 vga to dvi adapter, driver cd, crossfire bridge, and roll of cottonelle
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