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Old 22-10-10, 03:02 AM
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So youve waited all this time for a 6870 review, and in true OC3D fashion we go that step further and bring you a full crossfire review on the day of release!

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Old 22-10-10, 05:54 AM
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You always amaze me with how quick you jump on these reviews and have them out.
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Old 22-10-10, 07:30 AM
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Great review and let’s hope the 6900 series delivers the full potential of these cards!
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Old 22-10-10, 07:42 AM
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Was hoping for more bang than that but as the same as the 5xxx once the drivers get sorted out I imagine we will see a big jump in improvement so cant wait for that. Would love to see these OC'd to there limit if there as stable as tom said with out even turning up the voltage.

Also glad to see these push the 460 prices down
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Old 22-10-10, 08:59 AM
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Seems that AMD have caught the infection from Nvidia and are selling us the same cards from their last generation with a bit of small improvements which gives me an idea of their marketing team (just call it a new name 6870 and everybody will think its super and it will sell like hot chocolate)

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Old 22-10-10, 09:35 AM
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Tom deserves a pint for pulling this one off - There definitely wasn't a lot of time available to churn the 6870 review out. ^^

Right now, the renaming scheme does sound terrible. However, I would tend to believe that the family naming scheme will make a lot more sense once the products above and below the 6850/6870 are launched.
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Old 22-10-10, 09:46 AM
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I think in their eyes (AMD) the 6850 is supposed to be as fast as the 5850 and the 6870 as fast as the 5870. I think that's how they're trying to fool people into replacing their 5 series. And, with the prices sounding so keen for those kinds of speeds people may well rush out and buy.

As stand alone cards they will make no sense to 5 series owners right now. It seems that the 6870 has been designed and specced to take on the 1gb 460 though, and, offers a good Crossfire setup for the pennies. Shame about the overclock headroom but I guess they have to compete now (where as they didn't before) and so they're going to need to squeeze on the GPU a bit themselves.

If I hadn't gone 5770 Crossfire I would be strongly considering one of these cards right now. However with the huge price drop on the 470 I'm leaning toward green as long as they come up with a cooler and don't just keep knocking out toast 'r' ovens. Time will tell I guess.

Great review as ever. Sounds like you had some serious fun Tom
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Old 22-10-10, 10:20 AM
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Awesome review guys (VB & Tom)! Now you can finally both go and get some sleep
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Old 22-10-10, 12:50 PM
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nice review odd naming on the card but hey ho.

you deffo deserve a pint fella thats some hardcore dedication there
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