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July 15, 2012 11:35:15 PM

I need to make something a bit clearer for me. Is the R 6870 better than the GTX 560? And are the R 6860 and GTX 460 equal in performance?

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July 15, 2012 11:40:04 PM

The HD 6870 and the GTX 560 are pretty much on par while the HD 6870 surpasses the GTX 460. Here is a review of the 560 comparing it to the other GPUs you mentioned for better insight in what you are looking for.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp...
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July 15, 2012 11:41:21 PM

the 6870 is slightly better. they are also cheaper. theres one on newegg from xfx thats 154.99 after MIR
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July 15, 2012 11:48:08 PM

The GTX 560 and the HD 6870 are nearly on par, however depending on the games you play, you will want one or the other. Blizzard games tend to favor nVidia, and so does Battlefield 3. It depends on what you want, or if you like either company better.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=543
July 16, 2012 12:05:13 AM

El Tigre said:
The HD 6870 and the GTX 560 are pretty much on par while the HD 6870 surpasses the GTX 460. Here is a review of the 560 comparing it to the other GPUs you mentioned for better insight in what you are looking for.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp...


Well that's what AMD gets for not making the 7000 series when the 500 series nvidia cards came. The 6850 is better than the 460 on full HD gaming and the 6870 was a bit disappointing when it almost lost to a 560, that's because the radeon 6000 series was made to combat the geforce 400 series. If AMD launched the 7000 series at the time NV did the 500 then we would be looking at R 7850 vs GTX 560
July 16, 2012 12:06:14 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the 6870 is slightly better. they are also cheaper. theres one on newegg from xfx thats 154.99 after MIR


Also is the GTX 460 better than the R 6850 overall?
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July 16, 2012 12:11:38 AM

no. 6870 will beat 460 quite easily due to the low clock rates of the 400 series
July 16, 2012 12:15:51 AM

TheBigTroll said:
no. 6870 will beat 460 quite easily due to the low clock rates of the 400 series


Uhm now i asked is the 460 better than the 6850, not the 6870.
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July 16, 2012 12:17:30 AM

oh ok. they will be around the same
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July 16, 2012 12:19:14 AM

The 6870 is the same as the 560. There is not really a noticeable difference whatsoever.

The GTX460 is faster than the 6850 but uses more power. But if you have a good power supply you should be fine.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's a chart that shows everything in tiers. Anything on the same level as another card is not going to have any noticeable difference among another card IN MOST CIRCUMSTANCES

EDIT: The 460 is not faster than the 6850, that was a typo on my part. They're probably about the same. The 460 requires 2 6-pins though.
July 16, 2012 12:24:21 AM

Deemo13 said:
The 6870 is the same as the 560. There is not really a noticeable difference whatsoever.

The GTX460 is faster than the 6850 but uses more power. But if you have a good power supply you should be fine.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's a chart that shows everything in tiers. Anything on the same level as another card is not going to have any noticeable difference among another card IN MOST CIRCUMSTANCES


From my research i find that the difference between the 6850 and 460 is that the 6850 is better if the CPU for example is a Phenom II X6 1055T. and the 460 is better on a weaker cpu like a dual core intel or something, it needs less CPU power than the 6850. Its a fun fact actually, 6850 needs more CPU power and less power consumption while on the other hand the 460 needs less cpu power and more PSU power haha.
July 16, 2012 12:42:41 AM

seamus_ar said:
You may find this site interesting:

http://www.hwcompare.com/8241/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-ra...


Actually i know about this. And this just proves that the 6850 is better on higher resolutions than the 460 although if the system spec is in the mid of what i just said earlier then its clear that the 6850 performs better. Although i have to say that this mostly depends on other PC components. The 460 works better with a weaker system and 6850 works better on a stronger system but on middle they are pretty much the same except that the 6850 is better on higher resolutions as i said before
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July 16, 2012 12:58:59 AM

Lazar_99 said:
Well that's what AMD gets for not making the 7000 series when the 500 series nvidia cards came. The 6850 is better than the 460 on full HD gaming and the 6870 was a bit disappointing when it almost lost to a 560, that's because the radeon 6000 series was made to combat the geforce 400 series. If AMD launched the 7000 series at the time NV did the 500 then we would be looking at R 7850 vs GTX 560

The 7000 series was made to compete with Nvidia's 600 series GPU's. The HD 7850 surpasses even a GTX 560 Ti in most games and certainly, the GTX 560. Not really a good comparison. I'm an Nvidia guy, but even I know when AMD makes a GPU that's better than Nvidia, I don't let my fanboyism get in the way of my judgement.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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July 16, 2012 1:05:02 AM

the 7850 is more of a 570 than a 560ti. the 7850 at stock clocks is right under the 570 and is in par with a 560ti 448.not to mention that the 7850 can overclock like hell sometimes to 1ghz. the big thing thugh is that it uses half the power of a 570.
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July 16, 2012 1:45:36 AM

The 560 has lots of overclocking headroom, the 6870 has very little. At stock they are the same, but overclockers would want to go with the 560.

The 6850 and GTX 460 are very similar, but original reviews of the 6850 were tainted by the infamous "driver hacks", which raised benchmark performance at the expense of image quality.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-570-gf1...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/exploring-ati-image-quali...

Nvidia GPU's are going to support PhysX, Adaptive VSync, FXAA, forced Ambient Occlusion, and Transparency Supersampling. AMD GPU's support full-scene Supersampling, MLAA, and Eyefinity.
July 16, 2012 10:15:08 AM

El Tigre said:
The 7000 series was made to compete with Nvidia's 600 series GPU's. The HD 7850 surpasses even a GTX 560 Ti in most games and certainly, the GTX 560. Not really a good comparison. I'm an Nvidia guy, but even I know when AMD makes a GPU that's better than Nvidia, I don't let my fanboyism get in the way of my judgement.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...


Like you said and like i already know, the 600 series GF cards were made to combat the radeon 7000 series. Like i already said AMD skipped a series because nvidia was late since the 200 series was a big fail. AMD's 5000 series supported directx 11 and had GDDR5 memory while nvidia still had DDR3 memory and their GPU's did not support directx 11. Only the GT 240 had GDDR5 memory in that series
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