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Was expecting more performance from these 11.1a drivers, but they only tested 2 actual games, Metro and Crysis. I heard a lot of good things about these drivers in the Guru3D leak thread and Riou's thread in the ATI section.
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Who the hell runs a 6970 at puny resolutions like that? It should be 1680 and up to 2560 or some eyefinity in there. And effing make the pics bigger why the heck make ppl click on more crap? Lameness and non-applicable.
According to the pic below, most people dont play massive resolutions. There are really only a select few who run eyefinity and 2560 resolutions ... So why would they test that resolution to make 20 people happy when the masses play at resolutions way lower?

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According to the pic below, most people dont play massive resolutions. There are really only a select few who run eyefinity and 2560 resolutions ... So why would they test that resolution to make 20 people happy when the masses play at resolutions way lower?

If you look at the specs and benches overall these cards SUCK under 1920x. They just SUCK for what they are. Averages aside regarding what's the popular resolutions got nothing to do with this card specifically given its performance envelope at low resolutions.

You don't buy a Ferrrari to deliver pizzas in right? You could do it of course, but then you don't really need a Magazine review to show how many tenths of a second here or there around a skid pad when you're just delivering pizzas. Non-applicable.
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Agree with above, people who buy these cards most likely will not run at those resolutions.
    
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Who the hell runs a 6970 at puny resolutions like that? It should be 1680 and up to 2560 or some eyefinity in there. And effing make the pics bigger why the heck make ppl click on more crap? Lameness and non-applicable.
Because fluctuations at those high resolutions could make your analysis very inaccurate. When you run Metro 2033 at 2560x1600, 4xMSAA and Tess on you'll get very interesting and inconsistent results. Comparing cards at settings which it is nearing fail levels, is not the best option for a comparo.
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I remember reading someplace that AMD was touting "free dx11 performance boost.. to combat GTX 560 ti release" with the release of the new drivers. (11's)

Not seeing it at all with these charts.
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Because fluctuations at those high resolutions could make your analysis very inaccurate. When you run Metro 2033 at 2560x1600, 4xMSAA and Tess on you'll get very interesting and inconsistent results. Comparing cards at settings which it is nearing fail levels, is not the best option for a comparo.
It's a helluvalot more applicable than benches at low res.

Try running a 6970 at 1680 resolutions on Metro. It's a !@#$ wall. GTX470's in SLI out pace CFX 6970 easily. Slap on a third for TRIFIRE, why hello to noscale. They suck at low res, end of transmission.

Go look at the Metro bench thread.
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^^ second that.

Go check 2560x1440px. They go above the GTX580.

So, it's not the card hasn't got power, it's just they don't test it where it shines.
   
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It's a helluvalot more applicable than benches at low res.

Try running a 6970 at 1680 resolutions on Metro. It's a !@#$ wall. GTX470's in SLI out pace CFX 6970 easily. Slap on a third for TRIFIRE, why hello to noscale. They suck at low res, end of transmission.

Go look at the Metro bench thread.
Not shining at something != suck at something. A GPU always takes a performance hit when cranking up the resolution. 6970s aren't going to do better at higher res than at lower res.

Also we're talking about the accuracy of the comparison here, not testing the card where it shines.
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Not shining at something != suck at something. A GPU always takes a performance hit when cranking up the resolution. 6970s aren't going to do better at higher res than at lower res.

Also we're talking about the accuracy of the comparison here, not testing the card where it shines.
You're not getting it. The gpu sucks at low resolutions so testing the card at low resolutions and comparing drivers is like a double negative. It's a fail. PPL buying these cards are going to use the 2gb vram, that's the whole point. Multi-monitor, or high resolutions, or all three.

At low res the card is crap but at high res it competes against the much more expensive 580. You figure it out dude, I can't explain it any better.
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