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Sapphire Radeon HD6850 and HD6870 Review

Aliens V Predator has proved to be a big seller since the release and Sega have taken the franchise into new territory after taking it from Sierra. AVP is a Direct X 11 supported title and delivers not only advanced shadow rendering but high quality tessellation for the cards on test today.

To test the cards we used a 1080p resolution with DX11, Texture Quality Very High, MSAA Samples 1, 16x AF, ambient occlusion on, shadow complexity high, motion blur on. We use this with most of our graphics card testing so cards are comparable throughout reviews.

The Sapphire HD6870 delivers a final score of around 47 frames per second, a single frame faster than the eVGA GTX460 FTW with a core speed of 850 mhz. A reference clocked GTX460 manages 37.6 frames per second, again around a single frame slower than the reference clocked Sapphire HD6850. These cards are already beginning to look strong.

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