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Monday, 13 December 2010 09:15

Radeon HD 6970 slower than GTX 580 in 3Dmark 2011

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Slower or similar to GTX 570, tests in
We got some numbers for Radeon HD 6970 in 3Dmark Vantage and the latest 2011 version. We know that this test is not real life based, but it still provides a nice reference.

We have compared the 3Dmark data we acquired from a source with our own that we got on a similar configuration. In 3Dmark 2011 Radeon HD 6970 scores slightly lower than 8000 at entry settings while the GTX 580 scores 8700 in that same test. The runner up, GTX 570, scores slightly above 8000 while the GTX 480 is slightly below 8000.

At performance settings Radeon HD 6970 a.k.a. Cayman XT scores around 5300 while the GTX 580 scores are just tad below 6000 and the GTX 570 loses by an inch with 5250 score. GTX 480 scores almost identical to the GTX 570, its 5250 points are again slightly lower than HD 6970.

In more extreme conditions Radeon HD 6970 scores 1800 while the GTX 580 scores 1950. Radeon HD 6970 again wins against GTX 570 and GTX 480 who scored 1680.

The launch is on Wednesday December 15th 5AM Central European Time or 6PM GMT or Greenwich time.  Chaps in New York or across east coast will be able to see the card launching on November 15th at 00.00 AM while those from California get a slight advantage and can see the card selling already on December 14th 09.00 PM.

Sources have also confirmed that the GTX 580 wins in most of the games. You’ll see some official scores in less than 48 hours from now.


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-13 #1 Fud_u 2010-12-13 09:34
The game that will decides its value.
 
 
+14 #2 [SoD]r4z0r 2010-12-13 09:47
Edit:
Some more benchmarks can found here:
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f14/hd5870-vs-hd6970-768722.html
And
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f14/amd-radeon-hd-6970-alle-technischen-daten-update-2-a-768017-7.html
(Page 7f)
 
 
-19 #3 function69 2010-12-13 09:48
"Sources have also confirmed that the GTX 580 wins in most of the games" - HA-HA (Nelson's laugh from the Simpsons)
 
 
+2 #4 Nerdmaster 2010-12-13 09:51
Also I would be happy to wait for next catalyst version as Cayman is a completely new arch. Similar to fermi that increased 10% the performance with driver updates. Also 5870 drivers increased 3d mark vandage score by more than 10% even if 5870 was not a new arch.
 
 
+49 #5 dmitrice 2010-12-13 09:52
If power consumption and price is less than GTX570, I'm getting one
 
 
-1 #6 Bignon 2010-12-13 10:01
"Radeon HD 6870 again wins against GTX 570 and GTX 480 who scored 1680"

Radeon HD 6870??

Seems that this time Nvidia striked back! Well still loving my 5850 :P
 
 
-1 #7 Tr0y 2010-12-13 10:05
That's disappointing: HD 6970 slower than GTX 580.

When Nvidia introduced it's 250 Watt monster everyone made fun of them - now AMD does the same.

That's the wrong way to go: Gaining performance just by increasing the power consumption.

ATI was always better when it came to performance per wattage. That's why I liked cards like the 5770 oder 5870.

So I really don't understand why the 6970 had to become such a power hungry card.

Probably AMD's fault - ATI would have been better off alone.
 
 
-35 #8 Warhead 2010-12-13 10:11
Quote:
We got some numbers



Come on Fuad, we all know you've made up this story....no one gives a damn about 3Dmark, we only understand one language, which is FPS!
 
 
-23 #9 tekken 2010-12-13 10:16
your "own?" and how exactly did you adquire an HD 6970?

Because if you do have one, you must be violating the nice NDA you signed in order to get one... legally.
 
 
+47 #10 Tr0y 2010-12-13 10:20
Quoting tekken:
your "own?" and how exactly did you adquire an HD 6970?

Because if you do have one, you must be violating the nice NDA you signed in order to get one... legally.


It's not Fuads numbers. They just copied it from a German site (hardwareluxx.de). In ONE shop in Germany THREE cards have been sold on Saturday. The guys that bought them ran several tests and put the results online.

NO ONE violated any NDA - because hardware shops don't have to sign NDAs. Only people that got samples (like journalists), board partners, etc. have to sign them.

So if this shop got some 6970s before the release date - it's not their fault. And so they can sell them. Furthermore it's not the fault of afore mentioned 3 customers to buy them.
 

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