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Why is 5970 faster than 6970?

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November 26, 2011 12:20:47 AM


Hi guys,

Simple question: I'm shopping for a good card setup to run FSX in a six monitor array and came across this review.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6990-anti...


Why is the Radeon 5970 outperforming the Radeon 6970 (both 2gb versions in crossfire) in this test? Isn't the 6970 the new model?

Also I haven't found any tests that compare two 6970 2gb in crossfire to two 6950 2gb in crossfire. Can anyone shed some light on this? I'm trying to figure out if I need to spend the extra few hundred for the pair of 6970s.

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November 26, 2011 12:38:39 AM
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Because the Radeon HD 5970 is a dual gpu card while the Radeon HD 6970 is a single gpu card. The successor of the HD 5970 is the HD 6990 which is also a dual gpu card.

Check out http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/1/ for crossfire benchmarks

I would get the HD 6950 as you can upgrade the firmware to make it into a HD 6970.
December 1, 2011 12:49:38 AM

5970 is better than the 6970 though. I guess it depends on pricing though. I got my 5970 for 300 dollars.
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December 1, 2011 2:11:07 AM

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Because the Radeon HD 5970 is a dual gpu card while the Radeon HD 6970 is a single gpu card. The successor of the HD 5970 is the HD 6990 which is also a dual gpu card.

Check out http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/1/ for crossfire benchmarks

I would get the HD 6950 as you can upgrade the firmware to make it into a HD 6970.

They don't unlock anymore
@op 6990 replaces the 5970
December 1, 2011 2:22:08 AM

amuffin said:
They don't unlock anymore
@op 6990 replaces the 5970


They do unlock.
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December 1, 2011 2:24:41 AM

Airek said:
They do unlock.


They do unlock if you have the reference card with the BIOS switch.
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December 7, 2011 1:55:40 AM

Deemo13 said:
They do unlock if you have the reference card with the BIOS switch.

The only ones I have seen that unlock anymore are some of the sapphiere ones.
December 16, 2011 11:23:24 PM

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