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    Default PowerColor Radeon 6870 X2

    The 6870 X2 is not an official model in AMD's graphics card fleet, so what we have for review today is something from even more unusual. With claims of beating a GTX 580 and the EVGA GTX 460 2WIN, this new PowerColor card has some big performance numbers to hit in order to reach that goal.



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    A beast of a card for $510 IMO.

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    Good review I just checked newegg.com you can get a 6870 for 154 bucks right now so 2 for 310 and CF

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Good review I just checked newegg.com you can get a 6870 for 154 bucks right now so 2 for 310 and CF

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948

    I do not think 2 6870's scale like the 6870 x 2 though... I remember the 3800 series and the 4700 series did not scale like a x2

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    Unfortunately I didn't have two 6870s available to CrossFire for comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Unfortunately I didn't have two 6870s available to CrossFire for comparison.
    Gee where did they go?

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    As the review said, two of 6870s cheaper vs one of 6870x2. It would be nice if there is a comparison result of 6870s CF vs 6870X2.

    edit: damn you guys beat me on the comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    As the review said, two of 6870s cheaper vs one of 6870x2. It would be nice if there is a comparison result of 6870s CF vs 6870X2.

    edit: damn you guys beat me on the comments

    I think it is like 20% less with 2 cards vs a x 2

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    I know they try to go afer Fermi but I think it's wrong timing and pricing. Just wondering what are they thinking?

    20% less...still can't justify the $100 more IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    I know they try to go afer Fermi but I think it's wrong timing and pricing. Just wondering what are they thinking?

    20% less...still can't justify the $100 more IMO.

    Ahhh 6970 x 2 would be in order no?

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    to save a couple hundred bucks it wouldn't matter to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Ahhh 6970 x 2 would be in order no?
    well it's depends on personal usage.....see I used to have 4870s CF, I think I paid it close to $300 a pop and I never maximize the its usage because I don't gaming a lot. At the time I just wanted.

    As you know the hardware is constently coming out new stuff in very 4 months, new and better. I just can't keep up with it and my money tree in the backyard is dying from the Canadian heat wave at the moment

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    Talking higher resalutions

    Hi I'm new here
    I wish when reviewing cards they would go up to higher resalution 2560x1600
    the 6870x2 does even better

    this would prevent me from a getting wrong card
    sorry for the miss-spelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by biker42 View Post
    Hi I'm new here
    I wish when reviewing cards they would go up to higher resalution 2560x1600
    the 6870x2 does even better

    this would prevent me from a getting wrong card
    sorry for the miss-spelling
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    Welcome Biker! Most monitors do not support that resolution. I don't think any Reviews spec that res. It is not mainstream and it takes a very long time to benchmark each individual resolution.

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    yup, averaged people would games at 1024x768 or 1280x1024.

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    It is true that very, very few people game at 2560x1600 resolution. That being said, I would bench at that resolution for these types of cards if I had an extra $1500 laying around for a 30" monitor. Another option is to test Eyefinity at 5040x1050 resolution I suppose? Obviously AMD cards couldn't be compared to Nvidia cards though as a result in that circumstance, so we'd have very limited test results.

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