Sapphire HD6850 TOXIC Edition Review
Far Cry 2
Ubisofts Dunia engined game, Far Cry 2, is a little long in the tooth but still has eye-candy aplenty. Our stock TOXIC just about edges the reference design again, but the overclock is where the real performance is to be had, taking Far Cry 2 at Ultra High settings just past the 60 frames per second barrier.
Metro follows Unigine in which it can bring most systems to their knees and really needs another card to make the most of it. However once again the Sapphire HD6850 TOXIC Edition really has loads to offer once the card is overclocked and its latent performance unleashed.
Although a game that we've long berated as being poorly optimised, Crysis Warhead was one of the few games that showed any benefit at all when we overclocked the reference card and therefore is the only card on test in which the Sapphire TOXIC doesn't romp home in the top two places. 50 frames per second average from a £168 graphics card anybody? Yeah we think so too. So enough rambling, let's wrap this up.