6870 X2 review

Discussion in '3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices' started by swaaye, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
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  2. Davros

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    Its 2x 6870 but $120 more expensive
    you would expect it to be cheaper
     
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    Here's the numbers comparing the 6870x2 to the GTX580 for all the game tests at the highest resolution tested from techpowerup.
    (2560x1600 usually with 4x AA and 16xAF)
    AvP +39%
    Battlefield Bad Company +31%
    Battleforge +47%
    CoD 4 +47%
    Civ 5 +13%
    Crisis +21% (sub 30fps 1920x1200 is +40%)
    Crisis 2 +7%
    Dragon Age II +23%
    F1 2010 +51%
    Far Cry 2 +31%
    HAWX +22%
    Metro 2033 -3% (sub 20fps - 1680x1050 is +11%)
    Stalker COP +25%
    Starcraft -3% (pretty much ever card tested falls within 5%)
    Shogun 2 +39%
    UT 3 +25%
    WoW +5%

    I can't imagine why they would want to charge less for it than a GTX580. Yes you can do your own crossfire and maybe get better value, but if you need or want a single card solution this seems to offer decent value at its price point.
     
  4. gkar1

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    Indeed, plus you could add a 6870 to it (or vice versa if you already have a 6870) and have performance that will beat a HD6990/GTX590 by a good margin for about the same price. Don't forget also about single card Eyefinity with decent performance. Win.
     
  5. swaaye

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    Yeah it has some lovely Crossfire scaling, but I always wonder about microstuttering issues with these dual chip setups. We need more reviews that examine framerate stability.
     
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    Plus, you know, having to get a new driver update every time a new game comes out...

    Dual GPU setups/cards will have this problem until something better than AFR comes around...
     
  7. Davros

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    what happened to scissor and checkerboard
     
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    They don't make the benchmarks barssies grow long enough… :(
     
  9. Dave Baumann

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    More titles being released as compatible out of the box and the CAT downloads patch profiles without updating the entire driver.
     
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    It still seems like many big titles are released without proper support for AFR. This goes for NVIDIA too.

    I've never seen the sense in mGPU setups unless you already have the best single GPU and still need more powa. But I guess some people have more patience than I do.
     
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    Is that strictly true ? at some point your going to have to update the driver because the profiles may do something not available in earlier drivers.

    and it would be nice to know what game profiles you have and what they are doing
     
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