AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 CrossFire Video Card ReviewThu, Oct 21, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Aliens vs. Predator
Aliens vs Predator D3D11 Benchmark v1.03 is a standalone benchmark test based upon Rebellion’s 2010 inter-species shooter Aliens vs. Predator. The test shows xenomorph-tastic scenes using heavy tessellation among other DX11 features.
We cranked up all the image quality settings in the benchmark to the highest level possible, so we were running 4x AA and 16x AF with SSAO enabled at both 1920×1200 and 1280×1024 on all the video cards.
Benchmark Results: To start off our benchmarking we ran AvP with the image quality cranked up and we got a great chart for you to look at. The AMD Radeon HD 6870 and Radeon HD 6850 cards were split by the Radeon HD 5850 video card. It was interesting to see that a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 cards run in SLI were roughly the same speed as a single Radeon HD 6870. The AMD Radeon HD 6870 costs $229 and a pair of GeForce GTS 450 cards in SLI $110 each after rebate, so the pricing and performance of the cards is almost perfectly lined up. The EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB FTW video card is factory overclocked with the core at 850MHz and it retails for $230 after rebate. The overclocked GeForce GTX 460 1GB pulls out a victory here, but the card has higher power consumption levels and you have to deal with rebates to get a price this low.