HIS HD6970 & HD6950 Review

Unigine

HIS HD6970 & HD6950 Review

Unigine 0xAA

One of the major upgrades AMD have talked about is their improvements in tessellation speed and no place is this demonstrated better than in Unigine Heaven. A benchmark as harsh as it is beautiful it relies heavily upon tessellation to make scene after scene a treat for the eyes.

This work in the Tessellation department pays huge dividends here with the HD6950 as good as any of the nVidia offerings and the HD6970 taking the title by 7 or so frames.

Unigine 8xAA

If the extra stress of anti-aliasing takes a toll on the performance of cards then it only seems to extend the lead of the HD6970 over the rest of the pack. With the HD6950 as good as an overclocked GTX580 for half the price then one thing is clear. If Unigine is what you love, or if it truly is the engine of choice for the future, then the new Radeons are the card you should put in your rig right now.

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15-12-2010, 03:11:34

alienware
Excellent thanks a lot for the effort Tom !

So it was as I thought then. The 6970 does indeed sit between the 470 and 570 and the 570 is now the card to have.

What's a shame is that any one sitting on the side of the bed deciding which woman to spend the night with has now been thrust into the arms of the green bitch. It's going to be a good Christmas for Nvidia... I mean, if you weren't sure before then for £20 less at least then you can be sure now.

Ah well. Good luck to Nvidia. This should keep them from going bankrupt and keep prices fair for us gamers which is, after all, the most important part

Again, thanks for all your effort and hard work. Truly appreciated here Quote

15-12-2010, 03:49:53

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post

Excellent thanks a lot for the effort Tom !

So it was as I thought then. The 6970 does indeed sit between the 470 and 570 and the 570 is now the card to have.

What's a shame is that any one sitting on the side of the bed deciding which woman to spend the night with has now been thrust into the arms of the green bitch. It's going to be a good Christmas for Nvidia... I mean, if you weren't sure before then for £20 less at least then you can be sure now.

Ah well. Good luck to Nvidia. This should keep them from going bankrupt and keep prices fair for us gamers which is, after all, the most important part

Again, thanks for all your effort and hard work. Truly appreciated here
OC3D is a team effort dude, Bryan had a large part to play as he always does in this one.Quote

15-12-2010, 03:57:13

alienware
Well of course, that goes without saying

Beers all round it is then

Haha this feels kinda weird, but before last night the phrase on the tip of my tongue was

God, I can't wait to see what Nvidia have in response to the 69xx !

It's just a repeat of the 460 really. ATI come back with something barely as good but are late to the party..

Sorry if I missed it Tom, but how big are these cards? they look massive Quote

15-12-2010, 04:02:02

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post

Well of course, that goes without saying

Beers all round it is then

Haha this feels kinda weird, but before last night the phrase on the tip of my tongue was

God, I can't wait to see what Nvidia have in response to the 69xx !

It's just a repeat of the 460 really. ATI come back with something barely as good but are late to the party..

Sorry if I missed it Tom, but how big are these cards? they look massive
Just about comes to the edge of the Rampage3 they are not that massive.Quote

15-12-2010, 04:03:15

alienware
Ah OK fair enough. It's probably the 6990 that was the Playstation 2 with a big red fan in the end the bigger one Quote
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