Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › BF3: Single 6970 vs CF 6870 (2560x1440)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

BF3: Single 6970 vs CF 6870 (2560x1440)

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hello.

I have a single Asus HD6970 2GB and I have the opportunity to trade them to 2 x XFX Dual Fan 6870 1GB (plus $40 and a CF bridge to me).

BF3 is the only game I will be playing, so is it worth the change? I am playing at 2560x1440.

looking at this graph from toms it looks like I will gain 20fps more. But I haven't been able to find any other comparisons


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,3063-11.html
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz Asus Maximus Formula ASUS HD6970 4x2GB Mushkin Redline PC8000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel® X25-M 80GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" LED Apple Cinema Display Logitech illuminated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT HHALE90 650W Corsair 800D Microsoft Intelli 3.0 Steelpad S&S 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz Asus Maximus Formula ASUS HD6970 4x2GB Mushkin Redline PC8000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel® X25-M 80GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" LED Apple Cinema Display Logitech illuminated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT HHALE90 650W Corsair 800D Microsoft Intelli 3.0 Steelpad S&S 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 15
I don't think those benchmarks were on ultra settings, they were on high. I doubt you could do ultra settings with 6870's due to the 1gb vram. So you'd get faster fps but you'd have to use slightly lower settings. Something to keep in mind.
The War Machine
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4790k Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 MSI 980 ti 6G 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD 480GB Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 64 bit 39" 1920x1080 
PowerCase
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
  hide details  
Reply
The War Machine
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4790k Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 MSI 980 ti 6G 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD 480GB Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 64 bit 39" 1920x1080 
PowerCase
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
Go for it if you have the chance. Id rather save up for a second 6970.
My System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4960X IV-E @4.7GHz/1.35v ASUS Sabertooth X79 Aorus GTX 1080 Ti 11G Corsair Dominator Plat. 32GB DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
750GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD Corsair H100i v2 w/ GT AP-15's Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM88C-P Logitech G810 Corsair HX850W Pro Series Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Logitech Hard Pad Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD  Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System 
AudioOther
Sennheiser HD 598 NZXT Hue+ 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4960X IV-E @4.7GHz/1.35v ASUS Sabertooth X79 Aorus GTX 1080 Ti 11G Corsair Dominator Plat. 32GB DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
750GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD Corsair H100i v2 w/ GT AP-15's Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM88C-P Logitech G810 Corsair HX850W Pro Series Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Logitech Hard Pad Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD  Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System 
AudioOther
Sennheiser HD 598 NZXT Hue+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 15
but the 6870's only have 1gb of vram. i would save up for another 6970.
don't go through with the deal
my pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 Radeon HD 6870 900/1015 1050/1130 8 GB Gskills Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
Mouse Pad
nope 
  hide details  
Reply
my pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5ghz Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 Radeon HD 6870 900/1015 1050/1130 8 GB Gskills Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
Mouse Pad
nope 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments so far. Right now im gaming at medium as the frame rates is about 40-50. So can't go to high (or ultra) with my 6970.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz Asus Maximus Formula ASUS HD6970 4x2GB Mushkin Redline PC8000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel® X25-M 80GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" LED Apple Cinema Display Logitech illuminated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT HHALE90 650W Corsair 800D Microsoft Intelli 3.0 Steelpad S&S 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz Asus Maximus Formula ASUS HD6970 4x2GB Mushkin Redline PC8000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel® X25-M 80GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" LED Apple Cinema Display Logitech illuminated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT HHALE90 650W Corsair 800D Microsoft Intelli 3.0 Steelpad S&S 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inside View Post
Thanks for the comments so far. Right now im gaming at medium as the frame rates is about 40-50. So can't go to high (or ultra) with my 6970.
That's odd... I'm getting at least a playable framerate on ultra with my 6970 (I need to check the framerate, but I have not even noticed lag so far). Maybe other parts of your system are creating a bottleneck and need some tuning? And if that is the case, improving your graphics isn't going to help. I don't know, that just seems odd that you can't go higher, and the rest of your system does look good.

Edit: Never mind! I'm playing at 1920x1200, with your display you are at 2560x1440. sorry!
Edited by frogger4 - 10/28/11 at 5:41pm
Livingroom rig
(9 items)
 
Retro!
(16 items)
 
DIY Laptop
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @4.3GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Radeon HD 7970 GHz 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 2133MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Intel 520 SSD 240GB Bluray / DVD combo Win 7 Home 64 Seasonic 550W modular 
Case
NZXT Vulcan 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Athlon 64 FX-55 Clawhammer Or Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester Asus A8N32 - SLI ATI Radeon X850 XT PE 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Or MSI GeForce 210 4 x 1GB Corsair XMS 500MHz OCz Agility 2 LITE-ON DVD 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Antec Kuhler 920 Win 7 Home Premium OEM Antec High Current Pro NZXT Phantom 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3360M @2.8-3.5GHz nVidia GT 650M @1GHz 2x4GB G.Skill 1600MHz Crucial M4 SSD 128GB 
OSMonitorCase
Ubuntu 12.04 11.6in, 1366x768 Clevo W110ER 
  hide details  
Reply
Livingroom rig
(9 items)
 
Retro!
(16 items)
 
DIY Laptop
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @4.3GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Radeon HD 7970 GHz 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 2133MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Intel 520 SSD 240GB Bluray / DVD combo Win 7 Home 64 Seasonic 550W modular 
Case
NZXT Vulcan 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Athlon 64 FX-55 Clawhammer Or Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester Asus A8N32 - SLI ATI Radeon X850 XT PE 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Or MSI GeForce 210 4 x 1GB Corsair XMS 500MHz OCz Agility 2 LITE-ON DVD 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Antec Kuhler 920 Win 7 Home Premium OEM Antec High Current Pro NZXT Phantom 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3360M @2.8-3.5GHz nVidia GT 650M @1GHz 2x4GB G.Skill 1600MHz Crucial M4 SSD 128GB 
OSMonitorCase
Ubuntu 12.04 11.6in, 1366x768 Clevo W110ER 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 15
@OP

If you have 2560 x 1440 resolution, 1gb will choke for sure. If you don't mind playing games in ultra settings, 6870CF might give you better FPS. I would just keep your current 6970.
Crazy Rig
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 D0 4.1ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme Zotac GTX 660 Powercolor 7870 Tahiti LE CF 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Asus 6970 + 6950 (6970shader) CF Patriot Viper Extreme 3x2gb 2000mhz Kingston Hyperlink 120GB SSD, Crucial M4 64GB S... LG dvd writer 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Window 8 Professional DELL U3011 A01 DELL U2313HM X3 Steelseries 7G 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic 850 Silver Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G9X Steel Series QCK 
Audio
Asus Xonar ST 
  hide details  
Reply
Crazy Rig
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 D0 4.1ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme Zotac GTX 660 Powercolor 7870 Tahiti LE CF 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Asus 6970 + 6950 (6970shader) CF Patriot Viper Extreme 3x2gb 2000mhz Kingston Hyperlink 120GB SSD, Crucial M4 64GB S... LG dvd writer 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Window 8 Professional DELL U3011 A01 DELL U2313HM X3 Steelseries 7G 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic 850 Silver Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G9X Steel Series QCK 
Audio
Asus Xonar ST 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
Don't trade for anything 1Gb.
My Rig
(14 items)
 
Ex-wife's Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
CaseMouse
DeLUX Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(14 items)
 
Ex-wife's Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
CaseMouse
DeLUX Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 15
crossfire in BF3 sucks pretty badly right now, weird texture and artifact have been reported, take it with a grain of salt as they probably will update the CAP soon
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2410M @ 2.9ghz Nvidia GT 540M 1GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 500GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Home 64 1366x768 gloss 90w power brick Acer 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2410M @ 2.9ghz Nvidia GT 540M 1GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 500GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Home 64 1366x768 gloss 90w power brick Acer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
Crossfire works just fine for me. As for trading for the 2x 6870's I wouldn't. As others have mentioned, at your res 1gb of vram is not sufficient.
WorkInProgress
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH 2 x HD6950 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1 TB WD Black Raid 0  Lite-On 24x DVDr-RW DL Pump: Swiftech MCP35x2 RAD: 2x MCR320  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RAD: HW Labs GTX 360 Stealth GPU's: 2 x EK FC-6950 CPU: EK Supreme HF Scythe Ultra Kaze 3K RPM x10 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman MFC1 Plus Fan Controller x2 Win 7 Pro x64 3 x Asus VW246 Logitech G15 rev1 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 Custom(work in progress) Logitech G5 RocketFish SpeedPad 
  hide details  
Reply
WorkInProgress
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH 2 x HD6950 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1 TB WD Black Raid 0  Lite-On 24x DVDr-RW DL Pump: Swiftech MCP35x2 RAD: 2x MCR320  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RAD: HW Labs GTX 360 Stealth GPU's: 2 x EK FC-6950 CPU: EK Supreme HF Scythe Ultra Kaze 3K RPM x10 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman MFC1 Plus Fan Controller x2 Win 7 Pro x64 3 x Asus VW246 Logitech G15 rev1 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 Custom(work in progress) Logitech G5 RocketFish SpeedPad 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › BF3: Single 6970 vs CF 6870 (2560x1440)