Excellent! Is the GTX 580 faster than the HD 6970 or are they about the same? […]
Excellent! Is the GTX 580 faster than the HD 6970 or are they about the same?
And do you have Rev 1 of the board or Rev 2? (Rev 1 has 8 channel surround sound built into the board.)
I might need that extra video memory for this
Also, if one isn't using AA and AF what is the fastest video card to use with the Q6600 quad core CPU before bottlenecking hits?
I know that's a theoretical question but there should be a way of measuring it.
Isn't AGP 8X = PCI-e 1.0 4x?
Actually, as far as i remember, AGP 8x is double speed on 2 GB bandwidth, while PCI-E 1.x @4x is just 1 GB, but in real world 4core Dual SATA2, both seems to sport similar bandwidth. Maybe a little bit faster on PCI-E, considering the MOSFET transistor that feeds AGP run voltage also has to power the PT880 Ultra Northbridge chip.
I have an GTX 570, I don't have a 580 on my hands right now, but it's obviously that GTX 580 3GB it's the apex of graphic on this mobo. I've run 3Dmark11 on both cards and HD 6970 is slightly faster than GTX 570 in graphics, but will loose points in Physx/CUDA capabilities.
HD 6970 on 3Dmark Vantage(Performance preset)
The results are pretty similar with agent_x007 benchmark on HD 5870 (first page), marginally differences due to different OS/RAM. While his benchmark on HD 5770 sports lower figures, my 6970 is not an improvement over his HD 5870 on this board, being severely bottlenecked. So, it's crystal clear: PCI-E @4x bottleneck somewhere between HD 5770 and 5870, probably near HD 5850 performances. Anything above that is overkill.