HIS HD6970 & HD6950 Review
Published: 15th December 2010 | Source: HIS | Price: £223 - £289 |
3D Mark Vantage
Starting off with 3D Mark Vantage, we know how the PhysX capabilities of the nVidia cards can help to increase the final score by a few points, but even still it's not a stunning start for the new HD69s. The HD6970 is about on a par with a GTX480 but the newest nVidia cards leave it in the dust. Given that the HD6970 is priced similarly to the GTX570 that's the real competition and it's not even close. The HD6950 is scaled back from the 6970 almost perfectly, and ends up performing similarly to a HD5870.
3D Mark 11
The latest in the Futuremark line is far kinder to the new AMD cards with the HD6970 just edging ahead of its competing GTX570 and even the HD6950 once again is perfectly linear in the performance reduction from the HD6970.