ASUS HD6870 Crossfire EXCLUSIVE Review

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ASUS HD6870 Crossfire Review

Crysis Warhead

It doesn't seem five minutes ago that we needed the 2001 Monolith just to get to the menu of Crysis Warhead, yet here with are with two mid-range cards Crossfired and pumping out 72FPS. If the Nanosuit is your weapon of choice then certainly the 6870 setup wont let you down.

Again at stock it's not up there with the 5870, but overclocked it really enjoys Crysis Warhead, giving over 60FPS for a single card. Impressive.


Dirt 2

The Codemasters Dirt 2 engine is so well optimised that it can provide playability, even at these settings, on very modest hardware. All of our tests gave us over 60FPS average around the demanding Battersea track. Once again the star of the show is the Crossfire setup happily keeping the game in three figures under everything but the most demanding situation.


Metro 2033

Well blow me. Playable framerates in Metro. I think we need to check the world hasn't ended overnight. Nope it's still there. Simply astounding. The harsh, or unoptimised, nature of the game stands out with the near identical results from the single cards, but in Crossfire we once again see outstanding scaling taking place.

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Most Recent Comments

22-10-2010, 01:54:43

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

22-10-2010, 02:00:59

That's why we all love OC3DQuote

22-10-2010, 03:30:39

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

22-10-2010, 03:42:30

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

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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