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OK so there is a thread posted with the GPU rankings....While I dont doubt the rankings because I have been out of the game for way to long...can someone explain to me why ATI's 5970 is better than the 6970...Why would ATI release a 6 series and make it weaker than the 5 series...
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Because they changed the naming schemee



The new 5870 is the 6970

The new 5770 is the 6870

The new 5970 is the 6990
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OK so there is a thread posted with the GPU rankings....While I dont doubt the rankings because I have been out of the game for way to long...can someone explain to me why ATI's 5970 is better than the 6970...Why would ATI release a 6 series and make it weaker than the 5 series...

pretty easy, dual gpu graphics cards are not released of the 6xxx series yet, and in power ratio the 5970 beats the single gpu 6970 .
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A logical question, and the answer is that they changed the numbering scheme for the 6000 series.

The 57xx series is replaced by the 68xx series.
The 58xx series is replaced by the 69xx series.
The replacement for the 5970 will be called the 6990.

Frankly I think the whole move was completely ridiculous.
    
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A logical question, and the answer is that they changed the numbering scheme for the 6000 series.

The 57xx series is replaced by the 68xx series.
The 58xx series is replaced by the 69xx series.
The replacement for the 5970 will be called the 6990.

Frankly I think the whole move was completely ridiculous.
I find it more than confusing...but thanks for clarifying..

Edit: This is why I just stick with Nvidia....Seems like its not only their drivers that are clearer...
Edited by Strider_2001 - 12/28/10 at 6:24pm
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I find it more than confusing...but thanks for clarifying..

np, thats what you go to forums, gain information / knowledge / wisdom

more then happy to have helped a bit
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