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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card Overclocked - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

GIGABYTE slaps the Windforce cooler on the HD 6850 and we put it through its paces by overclocking the heck out of it. Find out if we cracked that 1GHz mark.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 11, 2010 12:13 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Mittoni, Noctua and Corsair.

 

The main thing we'll be looking at today is the OC performance of the card compared to its counterpart at stock. Just for good measure, though, we've included the HD 6870 at stock and overclock along with the HD 5870.

 

Let's get started!

 


3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/
Buy It Here

 


 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

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Straight out the gate we're seeing some awesome gains with the massive overclock. You can see we're even well past the stock clocked HD 6870 which is very impressive.

 

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