Powercolor HD6970 Crossfire Review
Published: 17th December 2010 | Source: Powercolor | Price: £283 ea. |
When we looked at the single HD6970 we found the improvements AMD have made to the tessellation performance were such that it completely dominated our Unigine benchmark and the results continue here. Even the mighty £900 GTX580 SLI rig crumbles under the performance of the HD6970XF.
If you needed any further proof of the improvements that have been made then just look at the HD6870XF performance. We're not sure if AMD have admitted defeat with it or genuinely think that it's a contender, but the HD6970 annihilates it so completely it's almost unfair.
With 8 Anti-Aliasing samples the HD6970XF just keeps eating Unigine Heaven for breakfast, rocking a magnificent 110 frames-per-second. As it's now producing more than double the frame-rate of the HD6870 we're going to drop that from our gaming tests as it's obviously a white elephant.