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HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB Video Card Review
|Date:||Wed, Mar 30, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Giacoletti -|
The 'Heaven' benchmark that uses the Unigine easily shows off the full potential of DirectX 11 graphics cards. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. With the interactive mode emerging, experience of exploring the intricate world is within reach. Through its advanced renderer, Unigine is one of the first to set precedence in showcasing the art assets with tessellation, bringing compelling visual finesse, utilizing the technology to the full extent and exhibiting the possibilities of enriching 3D gaming. The distinguishing feature of the benchmark is a hardware tessellation that is a scalable technology aimed for automatic subdivision of polygons into smaller and finer pieces so that developers can gain a more detailed look of their games almost free of charge in terms of performance. Thanks to this procedure, the elaboration of the rendered image finally approaches the boundary of veridical visual perception: the virtual reality transcends conjured by your hand.
We ran the Heaven v2.1 benchmark that just recently out with VSync turned disabled, but with 8x AA and 16x AF enabled to check out system performance. We ran the benchmark at 1680x1050 and 1280x1024 to see how the benchmark ran at some different monitor resolutions. It should be noted that we ran the new extreme tessellation mode on this benchmark. These are the toughest settings that you can run on this benchmark, so it should really put the hurt on any graphics card.
Benchmark Results: The punishment just wouldn't stop for any of the cards and the Heaven DX11 benchmark set on extreme tessellation is a tough one. Here we can see that the HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo had little problem staying within the playable FPS range, but come on, we all know this benchmark can stress a card really hard. Yet, once again, we can see that it's right in the thick of things with the other 6850's.
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Page 1 - HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo Video Card
Page 2 - HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo Video Card Packaging
Page 3 - A Closer Look At the HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo Video Card
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 6 - Metro 2033
Page 7 - Aliens vs Predator
Page 8 - Left 4 Dead 2
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Page 10 - Battlefield Bad Company 2
Page 11 - 3DMark 11
Page 12 - Furmark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Unigine Heaven
Page 14 - Temperature Testing
Page 15 - Overclocking
Page 16 - My Thoughts On The HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo Video Card