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Anyone Know When Tom's Will Add Radeon 6000 Series To Charts?

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December 30, 2010 12:25:26 AM

Hi, was wondering if anyone knew when we can expect to see the Radeon 6000 series added to Tom's Graphics Card 2010 charts located here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics...

In trying to make purchasing decisions, it would be really helpful trying to decide between Nvidia's 5 series and these newer 6000 series. For example, how does a 6970 stack up to a GTX 580?

Forgive if I missed it, just hoping to see the 6000 series benchmarked soon against Nvidia's best. Thanks! :hello: 
December 30, 2010 12:40:28 AM

Heh, well sorry, they are not on the 2010 charts yet, but there is a review I forgot about here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6970-rade...

It appears that 6970 can't even touch a 5970, let alone a GTX 570 or 580 from some of the benchmarks I see here.

Which is why I picked the 570 for a client rig upgrade recently. It does seem to be the sweet spot at the moment. Ok, nvm....

Unless someone has something else they want to add.
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December 30, 2010 1:11:34 AM

foscooter said:
Well, they ARE here!


Yes, thanks.

Although that chart is in a more general sense, which is still of limited use, but not really when you are trying to be really specific about certain games and resolutions.
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December 30, 2010 1:19:08 AM

They do seem to trade blows a bit, with more leaning towards the 570, but the most demanding games listed favored the 6970 (Metro 2033 and AvP).

Neither would be a bad choice. I'd choose based on weither you want PhysX or better AA. The 2GB of vram seems to give some advantages too, but don't show up in benchmarks much, but you can notice it in game play in a few games.
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December 30, 2010 1:31:47 AM

bystander said:
They do seem to trade blows a bit, with more leaning towards the 570, but the most demanding games listed favored the 6970 (Metro 2033 and AvP).

Neither would be a bad choice. I'd choose based on weither you want PhysX or better AA. The 2GB of vram seems to give some advantages too, but don't show up in benchmarks much, but you can notice it in game play in a few games.



So give me your best guess bystander, cause you seem to be an experienced person to ask. And btw, I am one that certainly appreciates your input around here.

With Crysis 2 due out Q1, which of those cards (the 570 or 6970) do you believe will fare better in that game? Or could that depend partly on what DX version you're running under?
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December 30, 2010 1:38:25 AM

I expect them to be very close. There is no PhysX in Crysis 2 that I'm aware of. As you can see in the benchmarks, they can both be top in performance.

If it's like Crysis in the way they handle AA, you won't be able to force supersampling AA for higher AA quality on the ATI card either.

At this point, it's a toss up. Is Crysis 2 a TWIWMTBP game like the first? If so, then it's likely to favor Nvidia. Although Crysis seems to be pretty neutral dispite that.
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December 30, 2010 2:10:40 AM

bystander said:
I expect them to be very close. There is no PhysX in Crysis 2 that I'm aware of. As you can see in the benchmarks, they can both be top in performance.

If it's like Crysis in the way they handle AA, you won't be able to force supersampling AA for higher AA quality on the ATI card either.

At this point, it's a toss up. Is Crysis 2 a TWIWMTBP game like the first? If so, then it's likely to favor Nvidia. Although Crysis seems to be pretty neutral dispite that.


Well, judging from the specs on the CryENGINE3 physics, I don't think we'd want them to use PhysX. They have clearly developed the most comprehensive, destructible environment physics game engine to date of any game yet- that will again break new ground and elevate the bar once again.

http://www.gamephys.com/tag/crysis-2-physics/

Scroll down to get glimpses of that near photo quality environment. :bounce: 

Edit: Sorry, I meant for you to see this:

http://crytek.com/cryengine/cryengine3/overview

Scroll down.

Now when oh when are they going to include vehicles and planes, choppers, etc? BF1942/BF2 was doing this years ago. Was just on a BF2 server last night hitting the afterburner on one of those jets. Fun, fun, FUN!!!!!!!!!
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