Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Radeon HD 6970 & 6950 launched… and disappointing.

The Radeon HD 6970 and its slower buddy, the HD 6950, were launched this morning… and kind of blow. OK, they're not bad cards, they're actually better than the HD 5870 and 5850, which they replace and which were already quite good, but the improvement falls seriously short of expectations: basically, the HD 6970 is about equal to the GeForce GTX 570, while the HD 6950 is just a bit faster than the HD 5870.

At least they're pretty…

They also draw a bit more power than the HD 5800s, so there isn't much of an improvement in the performance/W department. I'll probably have further comments on those cards later, but for now, here are a few reviews worth reading:

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