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Hey guys,

I just wanna give you the results of my little review that i made with latest 11.8 Catalyst drivers. The reason of my doing this is most 6870CF reviews on the internet today were made when the cards first came out and now they're outdated.

I hope this review helps in your upgrade decision. I know it's not much but it will still give you an idea about positioning the 6870 Crossfire among other cards. These benchmark results might also help you about how much you can gain by overclocking these bad boys and appreciate how great the scaling is.

You can also take a look at my post about comparing 6870 versus 5870. But that was made with old drivers.

About the clock speeds: "OC" stands for 1000Mhz Core and 1150Mhz memory clock speed. For stock testing i downlclocked both cards to 900/1050 because that's the clock speed of reference 6870s. The benches were performed on my sig rig.








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Edited by Nautilus - 7/30/11 at 12:07pm
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Nice pictures and nice charts. I'd like to see more though (some games perhaps)
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Nice pictures and nice charts. I'd like to see more though (some games perhaps)
Well thank you. I might throw some game benchmark results if i have time. I have Dirt3 and Metro 2033.
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Nice review! I was thinking to get another 6870 since it was 140 after rebate... but i might want to wait now..
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Nice review! I was thinking to get another 6870 since it was 140 after rebate... but i might want to wait now..
True dat. AMD's new GPUs are just around the corner. But i'd still get the second 6870 if the deal were so awesome. Grabbing a used 6870 and crossfiring is such a tempting option. There are amazing deals for 6870.. really steal.
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Well thank you. I might throw some game benchmark results if i have time. I have Dirt3 and Metro 2033.
Metro 2033 should be really interesting, there you'll most likely see the true potential of the second card.

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True dat. AMD's new GPUs are just around the corner. But i'd still get the second 6870 if the deal were so awesome. Grabbing a used 6870 and crossfiring is such a tempting option. There are amazing deals for 6870.. really steal.
6870s aren't that far behind 6950s and 6970s and are a lot cheaper. Only the 2GB would make the difference really.
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+ rep and love for the 6800s! best budget cards evar, imo. my 6850s still rock any game I throw at 'em, but I must confess I'm pretty excited about crossfiring a couple of high-end 7xxx's in the near future

*edit* please bench some games, too!
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great review! i can get another 6870 to crossfire +rep
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Great review!
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