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Can I have in?

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB
I have overclocked it a little.



Also, since BF3 has been a discussion above… I only get around 45 fps average (max is 60+ but only when there's no action) with drops as low as 24 with everything at high except shadows (low) and motion blur turned off, 0xAA, 4xAF at 1440x900. Even with everything on low it still drops to <35 once in a while.
I've been using a program called Dxtory to cap my fps at 35 so I can play it without any spikes.

Is my CPU bottlenecking it? Is this normal for a 6870? (especially overclocked?)
I'm using the latest 11.10 preview drivers.

Specs are in my signature.
Turn off Dxtory... run everything on High or Ultra, 2xAA, NO AO (ambient occlusion), 16xAF, AApost on HIGH, vsync on... 11.10 ver 3 preview driver, disable windows desktop composition, in compatibility settings from the BF3 main executable file in properties.

That should give you a good bost in FPS and have great graphics, with these settings my card is cool, usually in the 60's even when running at 95+% usage.

I'm not runny Xfire right now because my bottom card is starting to crap out, salt and pepper all over the place when it's installed... time to RMA.
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You my dear friend, are correct.
6790 is a Barts core so I dont know why in hell did AMD name it 6790...
Would make alot more sense if it were 6830
They changed the name scheme on the 6000 series so...
Yes, it was a big mistake grouping them with the 6700s. I bet some poor souls have bought a 6790 and tried to Crossfire it with a 6770. Not going to work. Might even cause damage. The 6790s will actualy CF with a 6850/70, but not the 6700s. They should at least have made this perfectly clear so people don't try to incorrectly CF them with the wrong cards. I plan on getting another 6790 during the Christmas season return /Open Box bonanza and go for Crossfire, but I might just grab a 6850/70 if I see one for $100ish and use it for my primary/single card GPU and the 6790 for the slave GPU.
    
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Yes, it was a big mistake grouping them with the 6700s. I bet some poor souls have bought a 6790 and tried to Crossfire it with a 6770. Not going to work. Might even cause damage. The 6790s will actualy CF with a 6850/70, but not the 6700s. They should at least have made this perfectly clear so people don't try to incorrectly CF them with the wrong cards. I plan on getting another 6790 during the Christmas season return /Open Box bonanza and go for Crossfire, but I might just grab a 6850/70 if I see one for $100ish and use it for my primary/single card GPU and the 6790 for the slave GPU.
Do it like a boss! Get a 6870 X2! TriFire that sucker
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Do it like a boss! Get a 6870 X2! TriFire that sucker
LOL, I like the way you think. But I have limited my computer hobby expenditures to "about a hundred dollars" now and then, so the 6790 is where I landed. Right now the single 6790 handles everything I can throw at it . The heaviest graphics in any game I have right now is the battle portions of Napoleon : Total War, and this runs smooth as honey with 6,000 plus unit battles and Ultra settings. I am going to Crossfire just for grins I guess, and I know I can find an open box 6790 for less than a $100 and maybe a 6850 for around that as well, so I might go that route if the right item comes up when I am in the buying mood.
    
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LOL, I like the way you think. But I have limited my computer hobby expenditures to "about a hundred dollars" now and then, so the 6790 is where I landed. Right now the single 6790 handles everything I can throw at it . The heaviest graphics in any game I have right now is the battle portions of Napoleon : Total War, and this runs smooth as honey with 6,000 plus unit battles and Ultra settings. I am going to Crossfire just for grins I guess, and I know I can find an open box 6790 for less than a $100 and maybe a 6850 for around that as well, so I might go that route if the right item comes up when I am in the buying mood.
Im not gonna call your card by its branded name anymore but what it really is, and the low end of the Barts core with its shaders cutdown has probably only less 10% performance tops?
I do know that my Barts(6850) can score better than some Barts XT(6870) so I will have no doubt that the same can happen with a Barts LE(6790)
Id like to welcome you to post some benchmarks on this thread: 68xx series Overclockers Club
I kno, I kno it says 68xx series but please humor me, Id love to see how that GPU behaves
And it would be good for you also since you could see if it is worth paying extra for the performance increase you may or may not see/get.
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Can someone give me a 100% stable overclock for my pair of Sapphire XFire'd 6870's? Thanks
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post #4417 of 6939
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Can someone give me a 100% stable overclock for my pair of Sapphire XFire'd 6870's? Thanks
I have both my cards running at 1000/1200 with a 1.3v. Cards creep in the low 70's at full usage and fans spinning at 50% each. Gets loud but luckily I game with head phones.
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Thanks for the clocks, hopefully mine can handle it hah

Edit: Artifact's like a mother! That's definitely not going to work!
Edited by Mazda6i07 - 11/2/11 at 5:06pm
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got my sapphire 6850 1gb 3d version for about $160. xD
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Just purchased, in please!!
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Edited by Moheevi_chess - 11/2/11 at 9:41pm
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