AMD Radeon HD 6870 And 6850: Is Barts A Step Forward?

Benchmark Results: DiRT 2

DiRT 2 appears to put the new Radeon HD 6800 series' tessellation enhancements to good use, allowing them to pass their predecessors and GeForce competition alike.

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  • I think AMD did a great job with these cards. Its just sick at what performance you can get for 200 bucks.
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  • forcesnice but... where is Crysis!!!? they can play Crysis i know but how well can they play it? everyone has Crysis and have played Crysis and will play it... , its a nice game to compare perfomance...


    We actually discussed Crysis, but I'm honestly really damn tired of Crysis. When Crysis 2 comes out, I'll be all over it like Rosie O'Donnell on a $5 pie sale at Marie Callender's. For now, we're going to phase that one out, though :)
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  • I like where AMD is going with the 6000 series, not so much with naming, but pretty much everything else about it. Can't wait for the 6900's, those are going to be beasts!!!!!
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  • Yeah I agree. I don't get AMD's marketing on the 6000 series. One would think that the 6870 would obv performan better then the 5870 at first glance but instead it yelds less performance then the 5870. That just doesn't make any sense from a consumor standpoint.
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  • I like where AMD is going with the 6000 series, not so much with naming, but pretty much everything else about it. Can't wait for the 6900's, those are going to be beasts!!!!!
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  • Its here.....
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  • I think AMD did a great job with these cards. Its just sick at what performance you can get for 200 bucks.
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  • Super review. but i think HD6850 is faster than 1gb gtx 460....
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  • Nice benchmark suite!
    I am looking forward to the 6900 series and 22nm gpus later on for some real performance improvements.
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  • Not exactly powerhouses, but I do believe they will be great for market competition.
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  • This is what happens when a company is left with no competition for so long...
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  • nice but... where is Crysis!!!? they can play Crysis i know but how well can they play it? everyone has Crysis and have played Crysis and will play it... :(, its a nice game to compare perfomance...
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  • 6850 vs 1gb 460. i would pick 460 because it overclocks a lot better
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  • forcesnice but... where is Crysis!!!? they can play Crysis i know but how well can they play it? everyone has Crysis and have played Crysis and will play it... , its a nice game to compare perfomance...


    We actually discussed Crysis, but I'm honestly really damn tired of Crysis. When Crysis 2 comes out, I'll be all over it like Rosie O'Donnell on a $5 pie sale at Marie Callender's. For now, we're going to phase that one out, though :)
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  • So I guess AMD has no plans to replace the Radeon 5700 series on down then according to the chart in the first page for a while to come.
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  • Sorry but I'm disappointed. Decent cards but VERY misleading names. I don't like being misled.
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  • Well, I think we can finally agree that the so called "illegitimate" Barts/HD68xx rumors have been confirmed. In retrospect, it really is quite interesting what some people were trying to claim, and how confident they were while doing it.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/11395-55-report-launching-radeon-6000

    Great cards, giving some fierce competition to the upper mid range segment.
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  • "The MSRP of the Radeon HD 6870 is $40, a bit less than the Radeon HD 5850"
    $40? sell it to me :D
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  • shura4ever"The MSRP of the Radeon HD 6870 is $40, a bit less than the Radeon HD 5850"$40? sell it to me


    Exactly what I was thinking when I read it xD

    It's actually $240 though... D:
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  • You seemingly want to talk more about nvidia and their magnificent Fermi than AMD. The whole introduction was almost concentrated on downplaying AMD and telling "Nvidia's Answers". It's like you wanted to review another Fermi but were forced to review a new Radeon.
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  • These are great cards...being for price compared to their 400 dollar counterpart.
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  • very smart to release a card that can compete with the GTX460. Looks like a win for AMD.
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  • L0tusSorry but I'm disappointed. Decent cards but VERY misleading names. I don't like being misled.

    I totally .. agree .. is either they wanna change the names of the lower end cards or this 6000 series is such a fail.
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