Monday, 11 October 2010 12:10

Radeon HD 6870 faster than GTX 460

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Some 20+ percent
The latest that we have gathered about AMD's controversial new graphics cores, codenamed Barts (not Simpson ed.) claim that Radeon HD 6870 should easily be faster than a Geforce GTX 460 1GB.

This also implies that this card should be priced slightly higher than a Geforce GTX 460 1GB, so we expect that Radeon HD 6870 should cost around €250 / $250 USD if not a few bucks cheaper.

We are hearing that the performance gain on average with the new Barts XT part is around 20 to 25 percent but on the same time, we hear that Radeon HD 6870 won't be that much faster than the current 5870.

The good part is that despite the controversies Cayman XT and PRO cards should ship in about a month's time, being significantly faster than Cypress based Radeon HD 5870 series available today.

The official launch should take place next week.
Last modified on Monday, 11 October 2010 16:02
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+40 #1 milkod2001 2010-10-11 13:04
don't understand... 6870 will cost 250 euro and is faster then nv 460 but also
"we hear that Radeon HD 6870 won't be that much faster than the current 5870" that means 250 euro 6870 will be faster then 350-400 euro 5870. that doesn't sound right.
 
 
+74 #2 dmitrice 2010-10-11 13:06
The Confusion continues...
 
 
+19 #3 function69 2010-10-11 13:09
Well, if it's true then it's pretty awesome. Can't wait to see Cayman cards' performance!
 
 
+19 #4 beautyless 2010-10-11 13:10
"...gain on average with the new Barts XP part is around 20 to 25 percent..."

Did you mean "Barts XT".

I try to calculates 20-25% performance gain from TPU % chart, Barts XT should be replace 4870X2 at 20% gain. At 25% gain should be on the middle of GTX 470 and 5870 at 1920 screen resolution. Very nice. And the lowest price of 460 1GB is 209$ and 470 is 279$.
 
 
+19 #5 Tranzz 2010-10-11 13:23
Why controversial???
 
 
+17 #6 Nerdmaster 2010-10-11 13:29
This article does not mention something new. Looks like we will have to wait until 18 - 19 to learn something that is not actually a rumor.

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This is the first lanch that we have absolutely no concrete info.
 
 
+38 #7 eugen 2010-10-11 13:52
i don`t understand one hd 5870 is way faster than one gtx 460 even gtx 470 why do they compare hd 6870 with gtx 460???? and the prices too ...?!it is supposed to be faster than gtx 480 i don``t understand.
 
 
+22 #8 Wolfesteinabhi 2010-10-11 13:54
Ahh so now Fuad managed to make AMD Card "controversial" and that he couldnt refrain from comparing it to Nvidia's GREATEST creation FERMI-GTX 460!! ..cool 8) .. NOT!!!

n not to mention the prices ..haha

lol :P
 
 
-66 #9 nforce4max 2010-10-11 14:12
OY VEY

More spin from the Red Camp and I am not buying the hype from the fanboys.
 
 
+12 #10 Nerdmaster 2010-10-11 14:21
Quote:
The latest that we have gathered about AMD's controversial new graphics cores claim that Radeon HD 6870 should easily be faster than a Geforce GTX 460 1GB.

Remember not to long ago that fudo said that amd 6xxx series would be marginally faster than 5xxx series. Now he says exactly the oposite. :P
 

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