Originally Posted by slaWter
Well, a normal refresh launch - nothing spectacular.
But I really like two aspects of those new cards:
- much improved Crossfire scaling
- awesome default display outputs including daisy-chainable 2 mini-DPs!
The 6850 is great card, mostly due to it's aggressive pricing (as usual with AMD products).
The 6870 is not as attractive IMO plus it really confuses customer with the new stupid naming scheme
I wouldn't mind if Apple would replace the 5770 in the Mac Pro with a 6850. That way I don't need to get a second 5770 to drive four displays
Knowing Apple, that probably won't happen
But as far as performance goes, the 5770 is ok for my Mac tasks.
When was the last time that a refresh had a midrange card within 10% of the previous high end chip? This is pretty damn good for a refresh. The 69xx is going to be killer.