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ATI's drivers haven't been bad since 5000 4000 series.

I didn't have 4000 series cards till later in the life cycle. Well I had a 4670 just b4 the 5000 series launch by a few months, and got dual 4870's a few months before the 6000 series launch and I never had an issue with either... The only issue I had was keeping the temps under control in my old case (a cheapo no-name from a very cheap barebones kit... after swapping the rig to the Solano, much better smile.gif
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The ONLY issue I've ever had with AMD/ATI drivers is trying to enable "maintain aspect ratio" on an HP DM1 with an E-350. The setting just flat-out doesn't stick, or even seem to work, no matter which driver version I tried!
 
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At the very least it looks like they have finally straightened out the numbering nomenclature mess brought about by the ATI acquisition.
    
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I'm confused, I thought the 7950/70 was most likely being released in January?
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I'm confused, I thought the 7950/70 was most likely being released in January?

They are. What makes you think that isn't the case?
    
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They are. What makes you think that isn't the case?

Oh, i just saw people talking about a Q2/Q3 release date somewhere in this thread ( not that i am going to go looking for the posts, i don't have all day lol) and thought i might have missed some new information.

Thanks for the reply

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ATI's drivers haven't been bad since 5000 4000 series.

Yeah, that's why I had 3-4 months of 2d screen flicker on my 5770 before they finally got their act together and fixed it. rolleyes.gif Then, for nearly a year after - they only released one driver (10.4) that would actually force V-sync and AA.

Inb4 PEBCAC.
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Seems AMD has a pattern going; the 5870 was as fast as the 4870x2.

but the 6870 was not faster than the 5870.
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but the 6870 was not faster than the 5870.

The model numbers changed with the 6000 series. The equivilent of the 5870 is the 6970.
The 6870 is priced more like a 5770 than anything else.

Edit: Though it's still not twice as fast.
Edited by Larky_the_mauler - 12/8/11 at 1:08pm
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Ya, the nomenclature of the 6XXX really screwed things up, the 6870 is decently faster then a 5770 though. and with a new Architecture, we may see another weird naming scheme in terms of performance with the 7XXX
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