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Old 10-26-10, 09:07 PM   #55
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Default Re: The Official HD 6000 Series Review thread

Honestly, I'm eager to see what the 6970 can do myself.

As I understand it the 5830 was meant to be replaced by the 6850 and the 5850 was meant to be replaced by the 6870. The replacement for the 5870 will be the 6950 or 6970.

The problem right now is AMD limits their card's OC greatly in the CCC. Once MSI's Afterburner has proper voltage tuning and support for them you'll see them both doing around 950-1010 or 975-1030 respectively on air (6850|6870). A 6850 gains +16% performance when it hits 950 on the core @ 1920x. That's not bad for its price.

IMO the HD 6850, 6870, and GTX 460 1Gb are all good cards. The GTX 460 1Gb is fantastic if you can hit 850 on the core. The GTX 460 768Mb is also a good card considering that a few of them can be scored for 150usd.
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