Asus Radeon HD 6870 DirectCu

Real Time: DiRT2 & Modern Warfare 2

Asus Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU

DiRT2

DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...

 

Minor performance improvements over the sub £160 GTX 460 series but noticeable regardless. Again we see that at default speeds, the EAH6870 DirectCu is hardly quicker than the reference card.

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our setup.

We end on a positive note where stock for stock the EAH6870 runs circles around the GTX 460 and sees a healthy performance boost with it's overclock upwards of 1GHz.

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28-01-2011, 04:10:24

tinytomlogan
Asus are back with a midrange champion for the enthusiasts, how does it perform in the OC3D labs?

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28-01-2011, 04:30:55

Zeals
No comparisons with the GTX 560 Ti? It's right in that price range.

28-01-2011, 04:34:02

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Zeals View Post

No comparisons with the GTX 560 Ti? It's right in that price range.
Mul compared to the 460 as that is what he has tested on his system in the past. We are all aware that the 560 is better than the 6870 though

28-01-2011, 05:01:08

Mul.
That's right, the GTX 460 is the only other graphics card that has been permenently stationed on my testbed as of late.

I had thought about the 560 Ti, but without trying it I could not add it to my graphs. What you will see however is that the 560 will match and probably outpace the 6870, given that it has 48 more stream processors (over the 460), higher core/memory clocks and the scope to overclock further.

I maintain that the 6870 DirectCu is a nice enough product however it would need a RRP around the 175-180 mark to really make sense.

28-01-2011, 06:20:06

silenthill
The GF 560 makes this card look like a baby considering you are paying the same money, I think the GF 500 series has made anything coming out of AMD look like a baby even if it comes from a big name like ASUS and AMD have to pull something out quickly or reduce there prices seriously or face another period of losses and I really think it is ironic that NVIDIA can turn the tables around in just a few months and just shows us how unpredictable the pc component market has become because a lot of people were predicting that NVIDIA was going down a few months earlier when the 470 & 480 came out.

02-02-2011, 12:54:35

SW2011
hey is it possible to run this in crossfire with a HD 6850?

Sorry im new to this, about to build my own!

26-02-2011, 16:57:34

Xplosiv
woops, sorry i dont think it is

P.S 6850's in crossfire churn out GTX580 performance at high resolutions
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