motherboards
Arctic
Arctic Feezer 7x
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: XFX Radeon 6970 and 6950

  1. #1
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Skyguy is offline

    Last Online
    03-08-2015 @ 17:03
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canuckland
    Posts
    4,819
    CPU: Core i7 3820 @ 4.5GHz
    M/B: ASUS Rampage IV
    RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
    GPU: It varies
    • Skyguy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • SilverStone Raven RV03
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone Strider Gold 1200W
      • Cooling:
      • Noctua D14 air, XSPC 750 water
      • Sound:
      • ASUS Xonar w/ Beyer Dynamics DT770/80
      • Monitor:
      • HP 2465; Samsung 226; Acer 22", Dell E22WFP & 1907FP
      • OS:
      • Win 7 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • Mionix Naos 5000, MaxKeyboard Nighthawk, Mionix Propus 380
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 898 Times in 682 Posts
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Level completed: 58%,
    Points required for next Level: 725
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Default XFX Radeon 6970 and 6950

    AMD is now releasing the 6900 series cards, and this brings us to the topic of today's discussion: the XFX Radeon 6950 and 6970. Can these cards withstand Nvidia's recent success? Let's dive right in and find out.



    Click HERE for the full review.

  2. #2
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Deton is offline

    Last Online
    27-02-2014 @ 22:13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,493
    CPU: i7 920, 4.2Ghz HT
    M/B: P6X58D Premium
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 12GB
    GPU: Asus EAH5870
    • Deton's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A70F
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20 setup.
      • Sound:
      • Onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ViewSonic VX2435
      • OS:
      • Win 7 - 64bit
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 1,179 Times in 1,026 Posts
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Level completed: 36%,
    Points required for next Level: 904
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 904
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Default

    Jake I know you have a handfull of the review to do but when you have a chance to retest these card on 10.12 driver. I'm assuming they were tested on 10.11?

  3. #3
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Skyguy is offline

    Last Online
    03-08-2015 @ 17:03
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canuckland
    Posts
    4,819
    CPU: Core i7 3820 @ 4.5GHz
    M/B: ASUS Rampage IV
    RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
    GPU: It varies
    • Skyguy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • SilverStone Raven RV03
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone Strider Gold 1200W
      • Cooling:
      • Noctua D14 air, XSPC 750 water
      • Sound:
      • ASUS Xonar w/ Beyer Dynamics DT770/80
      • Monitor:
      • HP 2465; Samsung 226; Acer 22", Dell E22WFP & 1907FP
      • OS:
      • Win 7 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • Mionix Naos 5000, MaxKeyboard Nighthawk, Mionix Propus 380
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 898 Times in 682 Posts
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Level completed: 58%,
    Points required for next Level: 725
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Default

    No, they were tested on drivers sent by the manufacturers. We always get cards before launch when public drivers are not yet available.

  4. #4
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Deton is offline

    Last Online
    27-02-2014 @ 22:13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,493
    CPU: i7 920, 4.2Ghz HT
    M/B: P6X58D Premium
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 12GB
    GPU: Asus EAH5870
    • Deton's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A70F
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20 setup.
      • Sound:
      • Onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ViewSonic VX2435
      • OS:
      • Win 7 - 64bit
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 1,179 Times in 1,026 Posts
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Level completed: 36%,
    Points required for next Level: 904
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 904
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Default

    yah...a little dissapointed that AMD is not trying to compete with the top dog.

    Well, 5970 is still AMD fastest dual GPU card but soon or later Nvidia will snag the crown off them with their new dual card.

  5. #5
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Skyguy is offline

    Last Online
    03-08-2015 @ 17:03
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canuckland
    Posts
    4,819
    CPU: Core i7 3820 @ 4.5GHz
    M/B: ASUS Rampage IV
    RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
    GPU: It varies
    • Skyguy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • SilverStone Raven RV03
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone Strider Gold 1200W
      • Cooling:
      • Noctua D14 air, XSPC 750 water
      • Sound:
      • ASUS Xonar w/ Beyer Dynamics DT770/80
      • Monitor:
      • HP 2465; Samsung 226; Acer 22", Dell E22WFP & 1907FP
      • OS:
      • Win 7 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • Mionix Naos 5000, MaxKeyboard Nighthawk, Mionix Propus 380
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 898 Times in 682 Posts
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Level completed: 58%,
    Points required for next Level: 725
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Default

    I'm running 6970 Crossfire tests as I type this. Needless to the say, dual 6970's spank the 5970, so I expect the 6990 to perform about the same when it drops sometime early in 2011.

  6. #6
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Deton is offline

    Last Online
    27-02-2014 @ 22:13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,493
    CPU: i7 920, 4.2Ghz HT
    M/B: P6X58D Premium
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 12GB
    GPU: Asus EAH5870
    • Deton's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A70F
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20 setup.
      • Sound:
      • Onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ViewSonic VX2435
      • OS:
      • Win 7 - 64bit
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 1,179 Times in 1,026 Posts
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Level completed: 36%,
    Points required for next Level: 904
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 904
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Default

    Do you have two 570s to do the comparion with 6970CF?

  7. #7
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Skyguy is offline

    Last Online
    03-08-2015 @ 17:03
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canuckland
    Posts
    4,819
    CPU: Core i7 3820 @ 4.5GHz
    M/B: ASUS Rampage IV
    RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
    GPU: It varies
    • Skyguy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • SilverStone Raven RV03
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone Strider Gold 1200W
      • Cooling:
      • Noctua D14 air, XSPC 750 water
      • Sound:
      • ASUS Xonar w/ Beyer Dynamics DT770/80
      • Monitor:
      • HP 2465; Samsung 226; Acer 22", Dell E22WFP & 1907FP
      • OS:
      • Win 7 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • Mionix Naos 5000, MaxKeyboard Nighthawk, Mionix Propus 380
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 898 Times in 682 Posts
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Level completed: 58%,
    Points required for next Level: 725
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Default

    No, just one. Waiting for a second 570. Haven't done all the SLI/CF testing. Ideally I'd like to do 460's, 480's, 580, 570's, 6850s, 6870s, 6950s, 6970s. Short one 570 and one 6950 though......and short on time. Go figure.

  8. #8
    Regular Member

    Status
    wheelsdeal is offline

    Last Online
    07-03-2015 @ 03:20
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    489
    CPU: Intel Core I7-950 4.4GHz HTT
    M/B: EVGA SLI Classified E760
    RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 12GB DDR3 2000mhz
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 OC
    • wheelsdeal's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • CoolerMaster Cosmos S
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster Silent Pro M1000w
      • Cooling:
      • Apogee XT,EK Full Classified block,MCP655 Bitspower modded,TFC Xchanger 360,1/2 tubing
      • Sound:
      • On Board
      • Monitor:
      • Samsung T23C350
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
      • Misc:
      • Zalman ZM-MFC2 Fan Controller, Logitech Z-5500, Logitech G15, Logitech MX Performance
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 36 Times in 35 Posts
    Points: 5,571, Level: 22
    Points: 5,571, Level: 22
    Level completed: 5%,
    Points required for next Level: 479
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 479
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Overall activity: 4.0%

    Default

    Well if the 6970 is Ati's top single gpu card there is big improvement than the previous 5870 although still cant beat then 580.Cant wait to see the dual gpu.

  9. #9
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Deton is offline

    Last Online
    27-02-2014 @ 22:13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,493
    CPU: i7 920, 4.2Ghz HT
    M/B: P6X58D Premium
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 12GB
    GPU: Asus EAH5870
    • Deton's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A70F
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20 setup.
      • Sound:
      • Onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ViewSonic VX2435
      • OS:
      • Win 7 - 64bit
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 1,179 Times in 1,026 Posts
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Level completed: 36%,
    Points required for next Level: 904
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 904
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Default

    no doubt 6970 is much better than 5870 but 570 is better at the price point now. This is the first time I see Radeon cards cost more than GeForce cards though

  10. #10
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Skyguy is offline

    Last Online
    03-08-2015 @ 17:03
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canuckland
    Posts
    4,819
    CPU: Core i7 3820 @ 4.5GHz
    M/B: ASUS Rampage IV
    RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
    GPU: It varies
    • Skyguy's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • SilverStone Raven RV03
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone Strider Gold 1200W
      • Cooling:
      • Noctua D14 air, XSPC 750 water
      • Sound:
      • ASUS Xonar w/ Beyer Dynamics DT770/80
      • Monitor:
      • HP 2465; Samsung 226; Acer 22", Dell E22WFP & 1907FP
      • OS:
      • Win 7 64-bit
      • Misc:
      • Mionix Naos 5000, MaxKeyboard Nighthawk, Mionix Propus 380
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 898 Times in 682 Posts
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Points: 69,025, Level: 81
    Level completed: 58%,
    Points required for next Level: 725
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Default

    Well I just topped over 30,000 in 3DMark Vantage with two 6970's at stock speed in Crossfire. Not bad.

  11. #11
    OC Jedi Master

    Status
    Deton is offline

    Last Online
    27-02-2014 @ 22:13
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    8,493
    CPU: i7 920, 4.2Ghz HT
    M/B: P6X58D Premium
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 12GB
    GPU: Asus EAH5870
    • Deton's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A70F
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20 setup.
      • Sound:
      • Onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ViewSonic VX2435
      • OS:
      • Win 7 - 64bit
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 1,179 Times in 1,026 Posts
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Points: 50,246, Level: 69
    Level completed: 36%,
    Points required for next Level: 904
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 904
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Overall activity: 7.0%

    Default

    Ok, 6970 retailing for $370 (cheapest one) at Newegg, that's $20 over GTX570.

  12. #12
    OC Jedi Padawan

    Status
    smduff is offline

    Last Online
    06-02-2016 @ 22:51
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    2,372
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T@4GHz
    M/B: ASUS Crosshair V Formula
    RAM: 4 Gigs Mushkin 1600MHz
    GPU: VisionTek AMD Radeon 6970
    • smduff's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Danger Den Tower 21 Black Series
      • PSU:
      • Sentey GOLD 1000W
      • Cooling:
      • Custom Water- EK Supreme HF EK X360 Rad DD 5970 Block MCP655 6X Ultra Kaze 3000rpm 133.4cfm
      • Monitor:
      • LG Flatron 19"
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Thanks
    109
    Thanked 518 Times in 476 Posts
    Points: 17,345, Level: 40
    Points: 17,345, Level: 40
    Level completed: 12%,
    Points required for next Level: 705
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 705
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    Great Review Jake, XFX makes some great looking cards I look forward to seeing what they have to offer us in the future.

  13. #13
    Banned

    Status
    Doctor_Death is offline

    Last Online
    25-02-2016 @ 11:04
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Punxsutawney, Pa. - USA
    Posts
    11,789
    CPU: Core i7 3930K
    M/B: ASRock X79 Extreme9
    RAM: 64GBs Kingston Beast 2133MHz
    GPU: Two EVGA GTX 690s in Quad SLI
    • Doctor_Death's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200i
      • Cooling:
      • Complete system cooled by EK Water Blocks
      • Sound:
      • Creative Sound Core 3D Audio 7.1
      • Monitor:
      • Dell U3011 30" 2560 x 1600 Res
      • OS:
      • Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Misc:
      • Asus Blu-Ray, Asus 24X DVD Burner, Max Mechanicalkeyboard / Razer Abyssus Mouse / Razer eXact Mat with wrist rest.
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 2,582 Times in 1,551 Posts
    Points: 490,204, Level: 100
    Points: 490,204, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%,
    Points required for next Level: 0
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    Performance wise the GTX570 is still the best deal for your money, plus you have to lok at ATI drivers, Nvidia always has better drivers and updates them more often. That being said Both the HD6970 and HD6950 are decent cards at a fair price.

    Jake, I hit almost 39,000 at stock settings with the GTX480s at stock settings, have you tried the GTX580s yet ?

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. XFX Radeon 6950 XXX 1GB
    By Skyguy in forum Reviews & Articles
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-03-2011, 07:48
  2. ASUS 6950 and 6970 DirectCU II
    By Skyguy in forum Reviews & Articles
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-03-2011, 07:13
  3. Radeon HD 6950 can be unlocked to HD 6970
    By Lil' Dead in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 24-01-2011, 12:07
  4. ASUS Radeon 6950 and 6970
    By Skyguy in forum Reviews & Articles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-01-2011, 07:17
  5. Sapphire Radeon 6970
    By Skyguy in forum Reviews & Articles
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15-12-2010, 21:19

Search tags for this page

better cooling xfx 6970

,

hd 6970 driver 2014

,

optimal overclock for xfx radeon 6950

,

xfx 6970 xxx

,

xfx amd radeon 6970 spec

,

xfx radeon 6970 crossfire reviews

,

xfx radeon hd 6950 drivers

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread