ASUS HD6870 Crossfire EXCLUSIVE Review

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ASUS HD6870 Crossfire Review

3D Mark Vantage

Despite remaining just behind the HD5870, the 6870 really benefits from the extra speed we obtained out of the memory, gaining almost 1000 3D Marks in the Performance suite and still being 600 points ahead of the stock version in the Extreme test.

No prizes for guessing who the star of the show is though, 28000 Performance marks and 14000+ even under the very stressful Extreme test shows that the scaling on these is simply incredible. We definitely could be looking at another high performance/good value choice.

 

Unigine Heaven

Unigine with all its high polygon eye-candy is definitely a stern test of any system. Although the 5870 keeps ahead it's not by as big a margin as we saw in 3D Mark.

It's tough to not be dazzled by the Crossfire performance though. 47FPS for one card and 90 for two. How's that for scaling!

0xAA

 

Performance of the stock single card definitely drops with such high image quality settings, but the Crossfire just keeps on rocking. 53.3FPS average in as difficult a test as any card will face. You wont close to this performance for the money.

8xAA

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Most Recent Comments

22-10-2010, 01:54:43

yggdrasil
You always amaze me with how quick you jump on these reviews and have them out.Quote

22-10-2010, 02:00:59

Zeals
That's why we all love OC3DQuote

22-10-2010, 03:30:39

Taurus
Great review and let’s hope the 6900 series delivers the full potential of these cards!Quote

22-10-2010, 03:42:30

yggdrasil
Was hoping for more bang than that but as the same as the 5xxx once the drivers get sorted out I imagine we will see a big jump in improvement so cant wait for that. Would love to see these OC'd to there limit if there as stable as tom said with out even turning up the voltage.

Also glad to see these push the 460 prices down Quote

22-10-2010, 04:59:23

silenthill
Seems that AMD have caught the infection from Nvidia and are selling us the same cards from their last generation with a bit of small improvements which gives me an idea of their marketing team (just call it a new name 6870 and everybody will think its super and it will sell like hot chocolate)

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