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I cant place a screenshot up of my result's due to screen capture wont paste into paint.. but here is a 5870 CFX result's someone posted here who know's when. anyway. i saw it. and used the EXACT setting's. however i got 51FPS average. shouldnt i of gotten more? i mean the 6000 series 'double tesselation performance over that of the 5000 series'



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Remember, when they relabled the architecture of the cards, it goes from 5870 to 6970, not 6870. The 6870 will see some improvement over the 5870, but, not much.
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the 6870 is a replacement market wise for the 5770.

Performance wise they said to bring hte power of the 5800 series at a cheaper price point.


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Remember, when they relabled the architecture of the cards, it goes from 5870 to 6970, not 6870. The 6870 will see some improvement over the 5870, but, not much.
    
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the 6870 is a replacement market wise for the 5770.

Performance wise they said to bring hte power of the 5800 series at a cheaper price point.
I might be wrong, but I thought the 6870 was a replacement of the 5830.
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the 6870 is quite a bit faster then a 5830


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I might be wrong, but I thought the 6870 was a replacement of the 5830.
    
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the 6870 is quite a bit faster then a 5830
Card for card, the 6870 is a hair more powerful than the 5850, and consumes a tad more power.

Here

CF vs CF, 6870 CF trades blows with the 5870 CF, this is due to the 58XX series having inferior CF scaling to the 68XX series.

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the 6870 is quite a bit faster then a 5830
Well exactly, AMD replaced the 5830 with the 6870. A good replacement is always faster.
Also; the 6970 replaced the 5870.

So for that claim to be true, you'll have to compare a card with its replacement. The 6870 was not meant to replace the 5870. So obviously a 6870 does not have 'double tesselation performance over that of the' 5870, but a 6970 probably does.
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