Sapphire HD6850 TOXIC Edition Review

FarCry2, Metro 2033 and Crysis Warhead

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 2033

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.

 

Crysis Warhead

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.

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Most Recent Comments

01-12-2010, 06:38:14

tinytomlogan
The last TOXIC card we saw was the high-end HD5970 TOXIC. Does the Sapphire magic work just as well on the medium-range HD6850?

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01-12-2010, 09:17:46

F-alienware
Good stuff Looks like a 470

Wonderful read as ever, cheers lads

01-12-2010, 16:20:53

THD
Nice read as always and thanks for the great review.

Dont think I would give it gold though as the 460gtx Hawk will deliver slightly more (then oc toxic) and with room to oc for even more. All that for around the same price (in holland).

Please correct me if I'm wrong as all I can do is compare numbers on the net

01-12-2010, 20:41:56

tinytomlogan
I think bryan gave it gold as in comparison to the stock 6850 which got silver we couldnt find anything wrong with it, it goes like a steam train and overclocks like a manman. if it was all about the numbers only the best card at that current time would get gold, but its about many other factors.
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