Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,347
Default Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 BFBC2 Vietnam Edition

AMD's top-end Radeon HD 6970 2GB is one of the best GPU choices on the market right now, and adding to its flavor a bit, Sapphire customized the reference card to produce the Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam edition. In addition to featuring a copy of the game, it comes complete with many accessories (including an HDMI cable).

You can read our full look at Sapphire's BFBC2 Vietnam edition HD 6970 and discuss it here!
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #2
Optix
Basket Chassis
 
Optix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 1,679
Default

*scratches his head*

Sounds like EA came to Sapphire with a bag of money and some BC2 stickers to try and spur sales of the original game since I assume the voucher isn't for the full game plus the expansion.
__________________

Intel i5 3570K, MSI Z77Z-GD55, 4x2GB Kingston Genesis 2133mhz, 120GB Mushkin Chronos SSD, 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue, Intel 210 cache drive, MSI 7850 Power Edition OC, Corsair H100, Silverstone Strider 750w Gold, Killer2100 NIC, Corsair 600T SE White, LG W2242, ROCCAT Kone+, Isku & Kave, 3TB Seagate Backup+, 200GB Western Digital Scorpio Black external drive


Optix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
THUMPer
Coastermaker
 
THUMPer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Indianpolis!
Posts: 230
Default

no BC2 tests?
THUMPer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,347
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THUMPer View Post
no BC2 tests?
You'd think I'd include some, right?

But no ;-) It's not in our usual suite, so I couldn't spend a ton of effort to include a game that I'm not used to benchmarking.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 11:07 AM   #5
Unregistered
Guest Poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default 4xAA 8xAA testing?

Why are these test not included? 4AA and 8AA
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 11:35 AM   #6
Unregistered
Guest Poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Why are these test not included? 4AA and 8AA
Metro 2033 and StarCraft II
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 12:18 PM   #7
TheCrimsonStar
Tech Monkey
 
TheCrimsonStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Strawberry Plains, TN
Posts: 816
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Metro 2033 and StarCraft II
because if Rob had put AA on, the framerates would be so bad it would make the game unplayable at max res for Metro 2033. He probably wanted each res test to be consistent with the last (detail-wise). And as for SCII, I don't know. lol.
__________________

Intel Core i5-2500k @ 3.3GHz
ASUS Sabertooth P67
Corsair XMS 1600 8GB (2 x 4GB)
XFX Radeon HD 6970
Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W
Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Windows 7 Professional (x64)
TheCrimsonStar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #8
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,347
Default

Metro 2033: As per what TheCrimsonStar says, even without anti-aliasing we're lucky to benchmark all of our cards because sometimes the performance is so low in some cases. What would you rather use? Medium detail and AA, or high detail and no AA? Personally, I vote for the latter.

SCII: Because the game doesn't officially support it. We were considering forcing AA in the beginning, but I don't exactly trust either AMD or NVIDIA as both have been known to include "improvements" in their drivers that are questionable. Now that the game's been out for months, I am considering forcing AA after all, and redoing our entire benchmarking run. I am also considering just waiting for Shogun: Total War, since it's going to be more system intensive than SCII.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 02:02 PM   #9
TheCrimsonStar
Tech Monkey
 
TheCrimsonStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Strawberry Plains, TN
Posts: 816
Default

That's also the same reason why they didn't bench Metro 2033 in DX11
__________________

Intel Core i5-2500k @ 3.3GHz
ASUS Sabertooth P67
Corsair XMS 1600 8GB (2 x 4GB)
XFX Radeon HD 6970
Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W
Corsair H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Windows 7 Professional (x64)
TheCrimsonStar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AMD Announces Radeon HD 7970; Promises to be Faster than HD 6970 Rob Williams Video Cards and Displays 9 12-27-2011 02:06 AM
Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 FleX Edition Review Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 0 07-11-2011 12:06 AM
Softmod an AMD Radeon HD 6950 to an HD 6970 Tharic-Nar Video Cards and Displays 12 01-02-2011 01:45 PM
AMD Radeon HD 6950 & HD 6970 CrossFireX Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 0 12-28-2010 12:22 AM
AMD Radeon HD 6950 & HD 6970 2GB Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 4 12-21-2010 12:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:35 AM.