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AMD's 6xxx series scaling improvements?

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I wanna wait til the 6970 comes out to see if i should go with one of those or the GTX 580, its just with my experience with the 5xxx series, the drivers and crossfire scaling is, well, not that great, but mediocre, compared to nvidia's drivers and SLI scaling. How much has the 6xxx series crossfire scaling improved over the 5xxx series scaling? (10% better? 20% better? 30% better? etc...) Is it as good as SLI? And, has AMD's drivers gotten any better?

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Well if the 6850 and 6870 are any indication the scaling is like 80-90% most of the time. So 180-190% of the performance of a single card. That's about the same degree of scaling as the GTX 460 SLI which was incredible.

 

To be put it in example, the 6870 is weaker than a 5870 or GTX 470 individually but Crossfire 6870s easily beats Crossfire 5870 or Sli 470. In fact in a few cases it's even almost on the same level as GTX 480s in sli.

 

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-crossfirex-review/1

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Well if the 6850 and 6870 are any indication the scaling is like 80-90% most of the time. So 180-190% of the performance of a single card. That's about the same degree of scaling as the GTX 460 SLI which was incredible.

 

To be put it in example, the 6870 is weaker than a 5870 or GTX 470 individually but Crossfire 6870s easily beats Crossfire 5870 or Sli 470. In fact in a few cases it's even almost on the same level as GTX 480s in sli.

 

http://www.guru3d.co...sfirex-review/1

 

But the review showed that it was faster than the 5870 in most cases?

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Well if the 6850 and 6870 are any indication the scaling is like 80-90% most of the time. So 180-190% of the performance of a single card. That's about the same degree of scaling as the GTX 460 SLI which was incredible.

 

To be put it in example, the 6870 is weaker than a 5870 or GTX 470 individually but Crossfire 6870s easily beats Crossfire 5870 or Sli 470. In fact in a few cases it's even almost on the same level as GTX 480s in sli.

 

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-crossfirex-review/1

 

yes, the 6870 CF is a little bit better than the CF 5870, the difference is microscopic though, so its performance over the 5870 is negligible. I tested a CF setup of the 6870 while playing BFBC2 and it only got 3 more FPS than the CF 5870s.....not that much of a difference.

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yes, the 6870 CF is a little bit better than the CF 5870, the difference is microscopic though, so its performance over the 5870 is negligible. I tested a CF setup of the 6870 while playing BFBC2 and it only got 3 more FPS than the CF 5870s.....not that much of a difference.

 

 

Erroneous....Erroneous on both accts!

 

IDK what else to say to this, but....the 6970 isnt replacing the 5870 on the 6k side! The fact that the 6870 matches the CF 5870 is amazing considering the fact that they are midrange cards, and the power and heat difference. Get with modern technology pls. Using less power and heat to generate the same results with performance is advancement. :typing:

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If he was CPU bound in that scenario then his results would be valid for that combination. Unless you run the same combination then you cant make valid comparisons from one person to another.

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Erroneous....Erroneous on both accts!

 

IDK what else to say to this, but....the 6970 isnt replacing the 5870 on the 6k side! The fact that the 6870 matches the CF 5870 is amazing considering the fact that they are midrange cards, and the power and heat difference. Get with modern technology pls. Using less power and heat to generate the same results with performance is advancement. :typing:

 

youre so right.....3 fps is such a great reason to spend more money!

 

In these multiple benchmarks it clearly shows that the CF 6870 and the CF 5870 are neck and neck next to each other, the 6870 in no way surpasses the 5870, individually or CF.

 

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4012/nvidias-geforce-gtx-580-the-sli-update/2

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But the review showed that it was faster than the 5870 in most cases?

 

Uh no. Most of the cases showed a single 5870 was stronger than a 6870 (5 of 7 games) but xfire 6870s were stronger than xfire 5870s.

 

 

As for saying the 6870 xfire is just SLIGHTLY stronger? That's completely wrong. Over half of those games show that even 6850s in xfire match or exceed the performance of 5870s in xfire much less 6870s.

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youre so right.....3 fps is such a great reason to spend more money!

 

In these multiple benchmarks it clearly shows that the CF 6870 and the CF 5870 are neck and neck next to each other, the 6870 in no way surpasses the 5870, individually or CF.

 

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4012/nvidias-geforce-gtx-580-the-sli-update/2

 

 

What is your point?

 

If someone is in the market for a card right now, for under $300, then the 6870 should clearly be close to the top of the list! My point wasn't about 3fps gains or losses for that matter, its insignificant and missing what I said completely. But, there should be nothing but good things to say about AMD coming out with this generation of midrange gpus performing as well as the previous gen high end cards. R u kidding me? That's a great sign! I'm confussed as to why I even have to point this fact out :dunno:

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Uh no. Most of the cases showed a single 5870 was stronger than a 6870 (5 of 7 games) but xfire 6870s were stronger than xfire 5870s.

 

 

As for saying the 6870 xfire is just SLIGHTLY stronger? That's completely wrong. Over half of those games show that even 6850s in xfire match or exceed the performance of 5870s in xfire much less 6870s.

 

not in these benchmarks, the CF 6870 is only at most, 1-3 fps higher than CF 587os.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4012/nvidias-geforce-gtx-580-the-sli-update/2

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What is your point?

 

If someone is in the market for a card right now, for under $300, then the 6870 should clearly be close to the top of the list! My point wasn't about 3fps gains or losses for that matter, its insignificant and missing what I said completely. But, there should be nothing but good things to say about AMD coming out with this generation of midrange gpus performing as well as the previous gen high end cards. R u kidding me? That's a great sign! I'm confussed as to why I even have to point this fact out :dunno:

 

im dying to see how well the 6970s compare to the 580s.......the new cayans, i think, will blow fermi outta the water.

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