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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:57 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

I'm considering a midgrade radeon 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521 to replace my pre AMD acquisition ATI Radeon 4650. The reasons are purely based on memory bus bandwidth because the older card cannot keep up with dx11 and/or fill rates at 1280x1024.
My question is simple, are the 6870's THAT hot? all the reviews I've read on newegg are split almost down the middle. from card fried after 1-4 months to works great after 6-12 months. I've got a chieftech matrix case full tower so space is not an issue.
I have read the nvidia Ti 560's are comparable but I am not convinced by the benchmarks alone. I don't run the games that tom's or OCH test with. I want skyrim and diablo 3 to work without stutter. They do so right now at medium settings but look terrible in the shadow department

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:19 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/456 1680x1050 - High Quality + 4xMSAA/16xAF

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/457 1920x1200 - Very High Quality + 4xMSAA/16xAF

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/459 2560x1600 - Ultra Quality + 4xMSAA/16xAF (note: The 6870 was too slow to perform this benchmark)

In short, as the resolution and detail settings scale up, the Geforce 560 Ti will soundly defeat a Radeon 6870 in Skyrim.

Straight up comparison between the 560 Ti and the 6870: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=547

Most games seem to favor the 560 Ti with a comfortable margin, its probably safe to assume that margin will extend to Diablo 3, or at the very least the 560 Ti won't perform significantly worse than the 6870.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:34 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Thank you Krom! Hadn't even thought to check anandtech
makes my choice very simple

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