HIS HD6970 & HD6950 Review

FarCry 2 and Metro 2033

HIS HD6970 & HD6950 Review

Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 is, as we've said before, a great test of raw number crunching as it doesn't rely on tessellation or any other of the latest DirectX trickery to improve eye-candy.

Without the benefits that these enhancements bring to the table the HD69s fall a long way behind even the stock GTX570. The overclock on the HD6970 brings no improvements and the HD6950 just about gains a frame. Not impressive.

Metro 2033

One game that does take a big advantage from the improvements available in the latest DirectX API is Metro 2033. This allows the AMD cards to redeem themselves against the GTX570 and keep neck and neck with it. Clearly the GTX580 is king in the DirectX11 power stakes, but with £140 price premium we'd expect it to be.

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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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