Diamond, Sapphire & XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 Video Card RoundupMon, Nov 01, 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: The Sapphire and XFX Radeon HD 6870 video cards with AMD Catalyst 10.10c drivers were performing close to that of the reference AMD Radeon HD 6870 with 10.10 beta drivers, but as you can see were a touch slower (1 FPS) for some reason. The factory overclocked Diamond Radeon HD 6870 XOC did very well and was performing faster than a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 video cards running in SLI at 1920×1200! A pair of GeForce GES 450 video cards is $250 plus shipping, which is right around the $240-260 that you can find the Radeon HD 6870 for. The extra 40MHz core clock and 50MHz memory clock increase on the Diamond Radeon HD 6870 XOC was able to make it 5.0% faster than the stock clocked Radeon HD 6870 video cards by XFX and Sapphire. It looks like having a mild overclock like this will significantly improve gaming performance!