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Sapphire Radeon HD6850 and HD6870 Review

Last updated on October 26th, 2010 at 02:13 pm

Resident Evil 5, known in Japan as Biohazard 5, is a survival horror third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. The game is the seventh installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, and was released on March 5, 2009 in Japan and on March 13, 2009 in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Windows version of the game was released on September 15, 2009 in North America, September 17 in Japan and September 18 in Europe. Resident Evil 5 revolves around Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as they investigate a terrorist threat in Kijuju, a fictional town in Africa.

Within its first three weeks of release, the game sold over 2 million units worldwide and became the best-selling game of the franchise in the United Kingdom. As of December, 2009, Resident Evil 5 has sold 5.3 million copies worldwide since launch, becoming the best selling Resident Evil game ever made.

Resident Evil 5 is a particular favourite running on AMD hardware and we see great results from both Sapphire HD6870 and HD6850. The HD6870 averages over 97 frames per second, just behind the HD5870 and HD5770 in CFx. The 1ghz clocked GTX460 tops the pile with over 109 frames per second.

The Sapphire HD6850 manages to beat the reference clocked GTX460 and the superclocked 768mb GTX 460, both trailing by 6-8 frames.

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